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Student struck by truck, ticketed
December 2011
photo won 2nd prize in the collegiate section of the Delaware Press Association Communications Contest in April 2011
Traffic came to a standstill Monday morning when a university box truck hit a 21-year-old student on South College Avenue, according to police. The student stepped off a shuttle bus that stopped on the northbound side of the Smith Underpass at approximately 11 a.m. and crossed the street between two parked buses into the path of the oncoming truck, said Newark police spokesman MCpl. Gerald Bryda.
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Occupy protestor hits the highway in Delaware
November 2011
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Approximately 20 protesters traveled down Main Street Thursday morning, carrying backpacks, American flags and sleeping bags, as they continued their awareness walk from New York City to Washington, D.C. Marchers, who are an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement known as Occupy the Highway, walked 14 miles from Wilmington to Newark through the wind and rain the night before. They prepared to walk to Havre de Grace, Md. on Thursday, en route to their final destination, said marcher Michael Glazer, 26, of Chicago.
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Police arrest pro-union protestors
October 2011
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University police arrested three union protesters last week during a demonstration over the university’s choice of contractors for construction of an Academy Street building, according to university police. The protesters, who were members of Local 74 Plumbers and Pipefitters, picketed in front of the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory construction site and university President Patrick Harker’s house on Kent Way, on Friday.
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Alumnus attempts suicide on campus
November 2011
A university alumnus shot himself in the chest on the east patio of Morris Library Friday morning in an alleged suicide attempt, according to university police.The 26-year-old Newark resident, who graduated in 2008, used his own semi-automatic handgun to shoot himself at approximately 6 a.m., according to university police Chief Patrick Ogden. There were no witnesses to the shooting, but a custodial employee working in the commons called police, he said.
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University partners with national energy supplier
September 2011
The university solidified a partnership with national energy supplier NRG Energy on Monday, to develop a technology that allows electric vehicles to deposit energy back into the electricity grid while they charge.David Weir, director of the office of economic innovation and partnership, said the collaboration will allow NRG Energy to license and manage the technology.
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