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Celebrating sustainably: A look into the university’s Graduation Gown Recycling program

With over four million people in the United States graduating college in 2022, the total number of graduation gowns produced yearly continues to increase. To combat the strain put on the environment and its resources, the university’s Office of Sustainability has begun a program that mitigates graduation's environmental impact and helps those in financial need.

A graduation with twice the weight: Class of 2024 finally crosses the stage 

The graduating class of 2024 reflects on what it is like to finally replace the memory of their drive-through high school graduations with the image of accepting their diploma on a stage, surrounded by family and friends for their college graduations.

New Biomedical Journal Club seeks to engage students with research interest

At the beginning of the spring semester, pre-medical students at the university decided to start their very own journal club and are excited to finally get things off the ground.

As graduate students attempt to make ends meet, stipends set to increase

Graduate College Dean Lou Rossi, graduate students and the Graduate Student Government (GSG) all weigh in on the current minimum stipend levels for graduate students and what is to come in terms of future increases as soon as this fall.

University student arrested for alleged hate crime during Holocaust Remembrance Week

A university student was arrested on three charges including a hate crime with underlying offense after allegedly destroying elements of a memorial put on by Hillel Student Life to recognize Holocaust Remembrance Week.

The Music Makers club gives students a space to create original music

Created this year by freshmen Lola Babalola and Taryn Fields, the Music Makers club allows students to come together and work on original music.

Exclusive: Assanis on the future of the university budget, athletics and free speech

As the school year comes to an end, university President Dennis Assanis sat down for an exclusive interview to discuss a variety of plans for the future.

The attractions of Ag Day

Ag Day featured sheep shearing demos, cockroach races and performances from various student groups. Hundreds of university and Delawarean organizations presented tables to enhance this event designed to teach the community about agriculture.

Ensuring access to period products on campus

What is the state of free menstrual products on the university’s campus, and what efforts are being taken to expand availability moving forward?

Student teaching: A lesson on responsibility, work-life balance and time management 

Education majors at the university get the opportunity to test their skills in the classroom as a part of their major requirements through student teaching. This unique experience presents students with both challenges and opportunities that prepare them for their future careers.

A history of the “planet walk,” the university’s solar system scale model

Although not as well known as Memorial Hall, Magnolia Circle or the Kissing Arches, the “planet walk” has been in place at the university since the turn of the millennium. The scale model aims to teach visitors and the university community about the relative distances between planets in the solar system and inspire a sense of discovery toward what is out there in the night sky.

As SJP protest efforts continue, “I Heart UD Giving Day” comes under scrutiny

Following a “Walk-Out and Die-in” that attracted hundreds of protesters, university President Dennis Assanis and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) have been in a back-and-forth dialogue over university actions. Current efforts are being concentrated on a boycott of “I Heart UD Giving Day” as the university still has not met the demands SJP has set.

NASA science chief Nicky Fox speaks at the university

NASA Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate Nicky Fox visited the university to give a presentation on the agency’s current projects as well as look into what university researchers are doing on campus.

UDance makes dreams come true, raises $1.8 million

The 18th annual UDance Dance Marathon was held on April 21 in the Bob Carpenter Center to celebrate the year-long, student-led initiative to fight childhood cancer. Members of the university community came together to support B+ Heroes, who are currently battling childhood cancer, raising over $1.83 million for the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation.
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