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Peter Osborne

  • Area colleges look in new places for applicants

    By Peter Osborne Delaware State University welcomed 5,054 students – including its largest freshman class ever – for the 2019-20 academic year, marking the eighth time in 10 years that it broke enrollment records and showing growth of 40% over the past decade. Over at the University of Delaware, total enrollment of 17,483 undergraduates is […]
  • Seven questions with: Donna Vieira

    Sallie Mae focuses on ‘outcomes’ as it works to help students and families fund their college educations As chief marketing officer for Sallie Mae, Executive Vice President Donna Vieira oversees product development, sales, marketing, government relations, and communications for Sallie Mae’s consumer businesses, including private student loans, retail banking, personal loans, and credit cards. Prior […]
  • HUD awards $6.9 million in funding to four DE public housing authorities

    Four Delaware public-housing authorities have been awarded $6.9 million in funding to make much-needed capital improvement, U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Joseph J. DeFelice announced Feb. 14. The grants are part of $2.7 billion in grants to public housing authorities in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, […]
  • The Archer Group acquired by top-tier digital firm

    WILMINGTON – The Archer Group, Delaware’s largest advertising agency, has been acquired by Bounteous, one of the largest independent digital agencies in North America, in a deal that is expected to result in stability and growth for the local agency. The Archer Group, which employs 94 people in Wilmington, joins a company that now employs […]
  • CSC Station seen as ‘welcoming spot’ for clients, project teams, and downtown visitors

    WILMINGTON – “ CSC will use its new building next to the Wilmington train station to bring together project teams from along the East Coast; support corporate clients from outside the state that have business in Delaware; provide co-working space for startups; keep University of Delaware students in state after graduation; and promote Wilmington to commuters.  It’s a daunting list of goals for just 43,000 square feet, […]
  • Editors Notebook: Year Up graduation spreads the joy at Wilmington University

    Great events ““ like books ““ often deserve an epilogue. The cover story of our last issue brought you the final chapter of our three-part series about Cohort 5 of Year Up Wilmington, a program that helped 31 young people change their lives over the course of a year.  I wrote the story, headlined it […]
  • Delaware tobacco-control efforts receive mixed grades from Lung Association

    While praising the strength of Delaware’s smoke-free workplace laws and the raising of the minimum age for selling tobacco products to 21 in 2019, the American Lung Association is urging elected officials to do more to protect youth from all tobacco products and reduce adult tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke. “Despite Delaware receiving […]
  • Frontier Airlines to announce return to Delaware

    NEW CASTLE ““ Frontier Airlines will announce the return of commercial flights from New Castle Airport this spring at a press event scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 28, according to Gov. John Carney’s published schedule for next week. The Delaware River and Bay Authority, which operates the airport under a long-term $1 per year lease with […]
  • Editors Notebook: Reentry services a component of workforce development

    My Editor’s Notebook is often the last thing I write for an issue. But this week, it became obvious early on that the topic of workforce development ““ a topic we consider to be one of the pillars of our 2020 coverage ““ was going to show up in multiple places, and there was a […]
  • Year Up graduates reflect on a challenging year

    We introduced you to five members of the Year Up program in April, asking them first about their expectations and fears entering the program and then, a few months later, checking in to see how things were going in a program that started with classes at Wilmington University; workshops on personal development and soft skills […]