Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Campus News

Demolition of the Conover Apartments underway after serving the university for 65 years

Named after a beloved university professor, demolition marks the end of an era for the Conover Apartments. A large, vacant lot in a high-density area of campus will be left in its place.

As food delivery apps struggle to make profits, Grubhub is still a staple of campus life

Grubhub: a staple of college life. Not only do college students order food delivery through Grubhub and similar apps when they are in need of a late night snack, they order it to purchase food at on-campus restaurants. Editor-in-chief Tara Lennon explores the purpose and benefits behind the university’s partnership with Grubhub.

Slow progress on sustainability office leads to student frustration

On Earth Day 2022 university President Dennis Assanis promised to have a sustainability office up and running by the fall semester. Yet as the semester stretches over the halfway point, the office is still nonexistent. Although there has been small progress made, students are frustrated by the lack of communication about updates and delays in the creation of the office.

How the Lerner College operates

A look into the inner workings of the Lerner College. Students and the dean of the college discuss how Lerner gets its resources and what these resources provide to students.

Smith Hall’s new coffee shop promises to “lead coffee to a more sustainable future”

Dining Services’ latest addition provides the university community with a convenient option for coffee, tea and light sandwiches that are “sustainable, above fair and always traceable.”

Students and librarians discuss the limited hours of Morris Library

The university's library hours do not always fit students' schedules. Possible renovation plans proposed by the librarians could be made to help give students a place to study that is open longer.

The costs and conditions of on-campus housing

Dorm life at college is already stressful, but when there is no air conditioning throughout the hot months, the transition to college as a freshman can be even harder. The director of Residence Life and Housing discusses the logistics of housing the university’s freshman class, and freshmen share what life is like in unairconditioned dorms.

The Biden Institute welcomes former secretaries of state ahead of 2022 midterm elections

With election day just around the corner, the Biden Institute of Public Policy welcomed former Secretaries of State of Pennsylvania and Kentucky, Kathy Boockvar and Trey Grayson. They discussed with students and faculty the need for legitimacy in this crucial midterm election and how they used their positions to maintain this ideal.

Jack Posobiec comes to university; students take to Memorial Hall to protest

On a rainy Monday night, students gathered outside Memorial Hall to protest the presence of conservative activist Jack Posobiec on campus. Posobiec was a replacement speaker for Candace Owens in Turning Point USA's Live Free Tour.

Students express frustration over the lack of a Re-Coop Day

This semester, there won’t be a Re-Coop Day due to the fact that it’s an election year. Students discuss their feelings about the decision, as well as the effectiveness of other measures the university has taken to promote student mental health and well-being.

Campus COVID-19 update: What does “Protect the Flock” look like this semester?

While university policies and protocols have shifted this semester regarding COVID-19, the virus remains a threat to student health. University health officials recommend staying up to date on vaccinations to combat the continued spread of COVID-19.

Kirkbride Jesus: Campus’s resident preacher

Many students know that the Kirkbride Lecture Hall intersection is frequented by a man who carries a Bible and a sign that asks passersby if they think they’re going to heaven. While “Kirkbride Jesus'' has reasons for coming to campus that he views in a positive light, like spreading the message of his faith, those who witness his preaching often develop a different impression.

Sororities and safety: Reflecting on safety at the university one year after alleged assault case triggered protest

Female students express their dissatisfaction with sexual assault prevention from the university and explain how sororities have taken matters into their own hands.

Speakers plant seeds of knowledge at this year’s TedXUniversityofDelaware event

This year’s TEDxUniversityofDelaware event’s theme was described as “Seeds for the Future.” Featuring faculty members, alumni and current students at the university, topics ranged from the practice of mindfulness in mental health to society’s tendency to unconsciously internalize anti-blackness.
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