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UD students, faculty and staff are invited to meet-and-greet gatherings over tea with Provost Domenico Grasso.

Tea with the provost

Campus community invited to attend teas hosted by Provost Grasso


Editor's note: This article was updated at 8:50 a.m., April 2, 2015. The Faculty Tea on April 7 has been moved to Daugherty Hall in the Trabant University Center. This event is fully subscribed, and spaces are no longer avaiable.

9:49 a.m., March 17, 2015--University of Delaware students, faculty and staff are invited to one in a series of informal, meet-and-greet gatherings over tea with Provost Domenico Grasso. Tea and other light refreshments will be served. 

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Three separate gatherings for faculty, students and staff will kick off next month, beginning with a faculty tea on April 7. The teas are being offered as opportunities for members of the campus community to meet and engage with the provost and each other. Dates and times for the teas are as follows:

Faculty Tea

Tuesday, April 7, 4-5 p.m. at Daugherty Hall. (This event is full; no additional registrations are being taken.)

Student Tea

Monday, April 27, 4-5 p.m. at Vita Nova

Staff Tea

Monday, May 11, 4-5 p.m. at Vita Nova

“We have a relentless commitment to excellence at UD,” said Grasso, “and we can strengthen that commitment by cultivating an inclusive environment where there is open discussion and in which we are encouraged to get know one another better.”

Space is limited for each tea event, and reservations should be made at least a week ahead by writing to

The provost announced the teas during his March 11 town hall, during which he stressed his belief in working collaboratively with students, faculty and staff to support the University’s success.

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