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Delaware General Assembly: 2021 Recap

The Delaware General Assembly met virtually this year and was joined by eight newly-elected Senators and Representatives. Here are some of the highlights.

Delaware legislature passes bill concerning school attendance and religious holidays

The Delaware legislature has passed House Bill 163 — relating to school absences for observance of a religious holiday — led by Democratic representative from District 26, Madinah Wilson-Anton.

“I don’t see the students’ reactions”: How professors feel about virtual instruction and a return to in-person classes

For better or worse, virtual instruction has been the primary means of pedagogy over the past year for most professors. While some harbor strong opposition to this new mode of teaching, others view it as a mixed bag.

I Heart UD Day: To donate or not?

“I Heart UD Day” is an annual event in which the university asks alumni, parents and staff to keep the university first in their hearts and support university-related causes that are important to them.

Environmental racism and the food apartheid: How two community projects are changing the narrative

Projects such as Rockrose City Farm and that at Stillmeadow Church are bringing the land and the outdoors closer to the predominantly black community in which they serve.

Grace Lee Boggs: Fighting for All of Us

On May 5, the University of Delaware’s Anti-Racism Initiative (UDARI) presented a webinar entitled, “Legacy of Grace Lee Boggs.” Filmmaker Grace Lee of “American Revolutionary: Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs” was the invited panelist.

UD Hillel and the univerity remember and honor the lives lost during The Holocaust

The university observed Holocaust Education Week from May 1 to 5, as it coincided with the religious holiday of Yom Hashoah.

How the pandemic has affected the recycling industry

As the weather improves and new COVID-19 safety regulations are enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), some Americans ventured outside and found that their neighborhoods had changed — they were dirtier.

“Try Guy” Eugene Lee Yang speaks to university community

In honor of Asian American Heritage month, the Asian Pacific Islander Student Association (APSA) and the Lavender Programming Board hosted Eugene Lee Yang, a former member of a group Buzzfeed workers known as “The Try Guys.”

RSO seeks to bring ranked choice voting to Delaware

Sunrise Newark, a new registered student organization (RSO) at the university has gained bipartisan support among students for changing the way Delawareans vote in future elections.

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