UD official discusses Bloom, Aetna, party school ranking
When a top University of Delaware official joined Newark City Council for a workshop late last month, it was an unusually candid moment for an institution that prefers to communicate through orchestrated events and carefully worded press releases.
Executive Vice President Alan Brangman attended the meeting to discuss UD’s economic impact but later made news on several other topics as well.
Here’s a look at some of the subjects he shed light on. keeping our fingers crossed that something will happen there.”
An early possibility was a vacant UD-owned plot on Wyoming Road next to the Delaware Technology Park and across from College Square, a city official said two years ago. However, it’s unclear if that site is still under consideration. request for proposal, soliciting interest from hotel companies. Officials are also in “quiet conversation” with hotel operators, Brangman said.
“They’re all excited because they’re looking at the train station, easy access, they’re looking at I-95, easy access, and they’re looking at the fact that the STAR Campus is growing, and they’re looking at the fact Newark is a healthy community and the university is here as well,” he said.
He hopes to see the hotel open within three years.