Unspecified harassment allegations have sidelined DSU’s head women’s basketball coach Tamika Louis. Louis will not have any relationship with the basketball team during an internal investigation.
Elena Delle Donne will not be part of Team USA when it starts play in the 2014 Women’s World Championship later this month. When it updated its roster Thursday, USA Basketball said the WNBA and former UD star will not compete due to injury. A back issue plagued Delle Donne during the Chicago Sky’s run to the WNBA Finals.
The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded a $4 million grant to the First State to address mental and behavioral needs in Wilmington children. The funds will support Project LAUNCH, an initiative led by the Delaware Children’s Department.
The same company that created the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in California will now help Delaware’s rapidly growing Firefly Festival. Music promoter Red Frog Events, which currently runs Firefly, has entered into a partnership with Goldenvoice, which also oversees several Los Angeles music venues.
Nemours/AI DuPont Hospital for Children is celebrating the completion of a three-year, $275 million expansion project. The hospital has designed the new 450,000 square foot building to provide a successful healing environment for its patients and their families. The expanded facility features 144 single-patient rooms, a new emergency department, a new pediatric intensive care unit and a rooftop helicopter landing pad.
The Great Oaks Charter School announced Wednesday it will become the third tenant at the Community Education Building in downtown Wilmington starting next year. The school will join the Kuumba Academy and Academia Antonia Alonso in the building, which opened this year after being donated by Bank of America through the Longwood Foundation
Delaware’s scandal-ridden controlled substances lab is expected to reopen next month after a $140,000 facelift. A national board accredited the facility last week and the state plans to reboot operations October 2.
State Education Secretary Mark Murphy was scheduled to offer his recommendation on whether or not to revoke Moyer’s charter tomorrow at the monthly State Board of Education meeting – but action on Moyer is now off the agenda.
Months after dismissing Delaware’s embattled chief medical examiner, state officials have named Dr. Gary Collins to the post. Collins currently serves as Philadelphia’s deputy chief medical examiner, but resides in Newark.
The University of Delaware men’s soccer team is reaching new heights. A week after entering the national top 25 for the first time, The Blue Hens jumped from number 21 to number 11 this week in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America rankings.