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Wesley College Professors Sue Over Merger

May 28, 2021

A group of faculty members at Wesley College is suing the institution over its planned merger with Delaware State University, Delaware Online reported. Among other allegations, the faculty members say that Delaware State’s acquisition of Wesley breaches their contracts and leaves them no way to seek damages for lost income. The 14 professors who filed the lawsuit are seeking class-action status to represent all 35 tenured professors at Wesley, according to Delaware Online. Wesley is scheduled to cease operations as as standalone institution on July 1 and become the Wesley College of Health and Behavioral Sciences at Delaware State. The college has not commented publicly on the lawsuit.


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