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Student Government Association hosts town hall discussion surrounding gender-based violence

The panel for this discussion featured seven participants from various administrative departments related to student health and wellbeing to address the university's response to recent incidents of gender-based violence on campus.

The fraternity next door: Newark City Council and the university grapple with Greek housing

On Oct. 26, Newark City Council denied a special use permit for a proposed fraternity house for Pi Kappa Alpha, also known as PIKE, on Continental Avenue.

University to require COVID-19 testing for winter session, shift in-person classes online

On Thursday, Dec. 30, the university announced that all students, faculty and staff who will be on campus during winter session are required to test for COVID-19 at a university testing site for the first week of January. In addition, the majority of winter session classes will shift to an online format for the first week.

University students showed unprecedented voter engagement in 2020, earned national recognition

Election, what election? During the election that would elevate alumnus Joe Biden into the vice presidency, the Princeton Review named the University of Delaware one of the most politically apathetic campuses in the nation. Yet, high levels of voter engagement indicated 2020 brought a surge of student voters — leading the university to victory in turnout. 

University to require COVID-19 booster shot for spring semester

On Thursday, Dec. 16, the university announced that students will be required to receive a COVID-19 booster shot for the upcoming spring semester.

Faculty Senate calls for greater transparency in search for Provost

On Dec. 6, the faculty senate passed a resolution calling for greater transparency in the ongoing search for the university’s next provost.

Student frustration towards university’s lack of transparency and communication continues

Student frustration towards the university continued to grow weeks after the alleged assault of a female student by a member of a fraternity. The slow response by the university has many students wondering whose responsibility it is to hold the administration accountable in times of crisis.

Newark Police arrest two men for attempted kidnapping of university student

Newark Police responded to the 400 block of Hamlet Way at about 11:22 p.m., Nov. 20, in response to a report of an altercation at the residence by a female university student, who said that two men had attempted to remove her from her apartment.

Newark Police investigate racist graffiti at off-campus apartments

A university student called Newark Police after discovering a racial slur written on the garage door at her off-campus apartment on South Chapel Street on Nov. 12.

University Faculty Senate struggles with representation for Women’s Studies, Africana Studies

The university Faculty Senate no longer has seats available for several departments, among them Women & Gender Studies and Africana Studies.

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