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Salisbury University officials say it was African American students who were involved in a recent racist drawing on the campus.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the university confirmed the students were black but did not release their names citing federal law.

The image was discovered in the Blackwell Library on April 10th of a stick figure being hung accompanied by a racial slur.

It also had "#whitepower" underneath.

Philosophy in prison. It's a program that has been going on for the last 15 years at Salisbury University in which inmates meet with faculty and students to discuss the subject at the Eastern Correctional Institution. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush spoke with associate professor Tim Stock about the success of the program which will be honored at a symposium this Saturday at the TETC building on the campus of Salisbury University.

The $19 million renovation of Sea Gull Stadium began  to usher in a new era for Salisbury University athletics this weekend. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush takes a look at the impact of the new facility on the school's teams and students. (Matt Forney and Michael McGraw provided reportorial work for this story)

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Salisbury University contributes an estimated $480 million of annual economic activity and supports over 32-hundred jobs.

The new study by the Business, Economic and Community Outreach Network also found that the school provides $80 million in tax revenues for local, state and federal governments.  

In her 16th year as president of the university Janet Dudley-Eshbach noted the positive economic impact and praised the partnership with the community and its supporters.

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There was a blanket of snow on the ground as Delmarvans got up to greet President’s Day.

The area was expected to be hit with 2-t0-4 inches of snow.

There’s a snow emergency in place for Worcester and Somerset Counties.

All vehicles have to have either snow chains or snow tires.

There’s also a ban on all parking for the snow emergency routes.

A winter weather advisory is still in effect for Sussex County through 4 p.m. this afternoon.

The region expects the snow to turn to rain later on in the day.

They were mostly students and faculty as Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach took the stage yesterday for a Town Hall.

It was entitled “Rap With Me.”

But in recent months the issue of diversity on campus led to a group of students who met with the President about – what they see – as a lack of racial awareness on campus.

They presented the President with a statement during their meeting with her and then said they would return with specific issues.


By Charles Dickens

Adapted for the Radio by T. Paul Pfeiffer and the Salisbury University Radio Theatre Class Fall, 2015

Dramatis Personae

Narrators: a collection of trade’s people from various levels of Cheapside. These are characters which appear, as they might, among a crowd in the neighbourhood or in a place of business. Through these witnesses we learn our story. Principally, they are:

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Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach held a meeting with African American students over concerns about minority representation on campus.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the meeting did not last long with Matthew Jackson senior reading a statement.

The group then left with further discussion.

The statement said that the students were “not pointing fingers or casting blame” for the lack of awareness of the black experience on campus.

The 2nd annual Halloween 5K and 1-Mile Walk by the Salisbury University’s United Way raised almost $54-hundred.

There were over a 150 people who participated in the event that included that 1-mile Zombie Walk.

The Salisbury Daily Times notes that at the after party the accapella group “Squawkapella” from Salisbury University also performed.

There were more than 60 volunteers who helped with the hours of preparation for the fundraiser.

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Wicomico County schools have canceled three field trips for early this week to Washington D.C. and other cities on the Western Shore in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that County schools Superintendent John Fredericksen said that no decision had been made about field trips to metropolitan areas on Wednesday.

Fredericksen told the paper that he had been informed of threats in several major cities in our region…where students would have been visiting.