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Delaware daily roundup: Got questions for candidates?; DuPont acquires plastics corp; UD study on LGBTQ bias

Plus, it's possible Delabear is no more.

The Kalmar Nykel tall ship on the Christiana River in Delaware (Holly Quinn/Technical.ly)

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News Incubator: What else to know today

• RIP Delabear? After recent bear sightings, dubbed Delabear 2024, DelDOT has reported that a bear was killed in a New Castle car crash with no human injuries. [Reddit/Technical.ly]

• DuPont has acquired Donatelle Plastics as part of its “New DuPont” plan. [Delaware Business Times]

• Delaware State University has appointed Microsoft General Manager James L. Collins and ChristianaCare President and CEO Janice E. Nevin to its board of trustees. [DSU]

• The University of Delaware’s Eric Layland and coauthors have published a new study that found that discriminatory policies lead to the disruption of LGBTQ+ milestones. [UD]

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• Thursday, July 19 — Young Professionals Night at Wilmo Ax (Constitution Yards) [Details here]

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