University of Delaware

University of Delaware

NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Tuition rates are going up at the University of Delaware.

The school announced Thursday that undergraduate tuition and fees for in-state students will increase by 4 percent for the upcoming year, to $13,680. Tuition and fees for out-of-state students will rise by 3.5 percent, to $34,310.

The total cost for most undergraduates, including room and board, will exceed $26,500 for in-state students and $47,000 for out-of-state students.

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - The University of Delaware has removed its cap on the number of credit hours covered by a full semester's tuition.

The News Journal of Wilmington reported Monday that the school removed the cap in an attempt to improve four-year graduation rates. Full-time students used to be limited to a maximum of 17 credit hours per semester and pay extra for anything over that. University officials announced last week that students now can take 18 credits or more without a surcharge.

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Two of Delaware’s universities along with a community college are asking for nearly $180 million in funding for new construction and maintenance projects.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Delaware State University is seeking $100 million for repairs that range from mechanical systems and campus roadways to existing buildings.

The paper also reports that the University of Delaware wants $66.5 million to fund a new building on its STAR campus.

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Students at the University of Delaware could soon have a tougher time making the dean's list.

The Wilmington News Journal reported Saturday that the school's Committee of Undergraduate Students is considering ways to make the honor more competitive.

Earlier this year, the committee proposed raising the requirement from a 3.33 GPA to a 3.5 GPA.

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - The University of Delaware has announced plans to implement a tuition surcharge for students at its nursing, engineering and business schools.

The university announced the plans Monday as part of a broader plan to increase enrollment and hire more than 500 faculty over the next five to seven years.

School officials say the plan for differentiated tuition is driven by the fact that it costs more to educate students in nursing, engineering and business than it does for other majors.

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - A University of Delaware spokeswoman says the woman found dead at an off-campus residence hall was an employee.

UD spokeswoman Andrea Boyle tells The News Journal of Wilmington the 42-year-old woman was a resident at INNternationale House, a school housing hall that focuses on language and culture.

School police say EMS officials do not suspect foul play and believe the death was the result of an ongoing medical issue.

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - An executive with New Jersey's largest private health care system is accused of performing lewd acts in front of female University of Delaware students.

Newark Police on Friday charged 57-year-old Gerald Picerno of Morristown, New Jersey, with lewdness, indecent exposure and other counts.

New Jersey's RWJBarnabas Health Systems says Picerno is on leave as chief strategy officer. A phone call to a number listed for him went unanswered, and the name of his lawyer was not available.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The Chemours Co., a specialty chemical company spun off from the DuPont Co., says it plans to build a research and innovation facility on the University of Delaware campus.

Officials said Monday that the  project will establish an innovation partnership and talent development pipeline between Chemours and the university, while keeping 330 researcher and technician jobs in the Wilmington area.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Two former volleyball coaches are suing the University of Delaware, claiming they were fired based on their age, sexual orientation and marital status.

In separate federal complaints filed Thursday, Bonnie Kenny and Cindy Gregory, who were married in 2013, also claim violations of their equal protection and due process rights.

The couple, both in their mid-50s, is suing the school, former HR director Thomas LaPenta, and athletic director Christine Rawak.

Kenny and Gregory were fired in October, but the school did not provide any details.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - University of Delaware baseball coach Jim Sherman is celebrating his 500th career victory as head coach at the school.
The school says in a statement that the baseball team's 5-4 win Sunday afternoon over North Carolina State gave Sherman the milestone victory. Sherman served as Delaware's associate head coach from 1995 to 2000 and took over the head coach job from Bob Hannah in 2001. Hannah is the only other coach of the Blue Hens to have 500 wins as a head coach.