Power Plant Violates U. of Delaware's Values, Professors Say

Power Plant Violates U. of Delaware's Values, Professors Say 1

Mark Makela for The Chronicle

Local residents hold signs directed at newly accepted freshmen visiting the U. of Delaware this month. 
The university has signed a lease allowing a power plant to be built on its research campus.

Three years ago, the University of Delaware received a proposal to build a vast data center on the site of a defunct Chrysler assembly plant that the institution acquired in 2009. The university had been searching out suitors for its 271-acre Science, Technology, and Advanced Research Campus—known as the STAR Campus—and the pitch from the Data Centers LLC was evidently an attractive one.

But after residents in the college town of Newark, Del., learned last year that the