After a three hour hearing drawing an audience of 700 people Newark’s Board of Adjustments effectively gave the okay for the zoning decision by the city council to allow the gas-fired power plant as part of the data center planned at the old Chrysler site to go forward.
On a 3-to-1 vote the panel found that the on-site generation would not impair the neighborhood.
And they split evenly on whether it was customary for a data-center to have on-site power generation and whether the plant would primarily serve the data center.
On the eve of today’s Mayoral election in Newark around 350 union members rallied outside the old Chrysler plant on the University of Delaware Campus in support of construction of The Data Centers LLC data facility.
The company says the $1-billion project would bring 290 permanent full-time jobs.
NEWARK, Del. (AP) - University of Delaware officials are celebrating the school's first new laboratory in nearly 20 years.
President Patrick Harker helped cut the ribbon Thursday to open the 194,000-square-foot, $132 million Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory building. The school hopes housing many disciplines, including the humanities, under one roof will encourage innovation.
NEWARK, Del. (AP) - The University of Delaware is saying goodbye to one of its less popular majors in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
WBEL-AM reports that the school is eliminating it agricultural education major.
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Dean Mark Rieger says the major enrolls 11 students or about 1.5 percent of the student body. All students currently enrolled in the major will be able to get their degrees.
University of Delaware Police Chief Patrick Ogden says his officers were unaware of the social media website, “I’m Shmacked”, which led some 3-thousand students to show up in the streets of Newark earlier this month.
A total of 75 officers from law enforcement agencies including the university broke up a large party at round 11:30 p.m. on September 9th that included a DJ.
Many of the students had begun climbing on top of cars and blocking traffic.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Two University of Delaware students who got into hot water after creating T-shirts and other products bearing a lewd slogan incorporating the school's initials have settled a federal lawsuit.
Adam Bloom and Benjamin Goodman sued the university last year after being told they were infringing on UD's trademarks and would face disciplinary proceedings if they sold their T-shirts, sunglasses and can cozies.
Attorneys filed a stipulation of dismissal in the case Monday. No details were provided.
NEWARK, Del. (AP) - University of Delaware officials say one person was taken to a hospital after a hazardous materials incident in a campus lab.
Emergency crews were called to the Sharp Laboratory on Tuesday morning and the building was evacuated. Officials say one person was transported to an area hospital and another was treated on the scene as a precaution.
Drew Bowerson, deputy chief of the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company, says crews found no hazardous issues and turned the scene over to the university's hazardous materials team.
NEWARK, Del. (AP) - The University of Delaware and the City of Newark are joining together to recycle furniture from students moving out of the school.
Students can start dropping off unwanted furnishings and home goods on Monday at the former Curtis Paper Mill site at 225 Paper Mill Road. Donations can include furniture, appliances, lamps, fans, clothing, televisions, bed frames and unopened toiletries.
The goods will be given free to local charities. Any items that remain after charities take their pick will be sold to the general public.