Blacks in STEM: ‘Why can’t we just be diamonds?’
In a society that debates the value of HBCU's -- Historically Black Colleges and Universities -- these institutions generate the most STEM graduates, Claudia Rankins of the National Science Foundation said Thursday March 16 at Hampton University's Black Family Conference.
STEM mentor Isaiah Warner of LSU to close Black Family Conference
Hampton University's 39th annual Black Family Conference is set to end on Friday, March 17, but not without a bang. The conference aims to celebrate the many achievements of black families and explore the developments that have propelled the families' progression in society.
Limb regeneration doctor inspires students at Hampton U. confab
Hampton University is hosting its 39thannual Conference on the Black Family from Wednesday, March 15 to Friday, March 17. This year’s conference seeks to explore the developments of technology and increase public recognition of how technology affects us all and the generations to come. The theme, “Design 101: Black Families Rising Up!” will acknowledge attributes, the work and research done by African-Americans in the STEM fields -- science, technology, engineering and mathematics -- along with Hampton students.
Hidden Figures’ author to visit Hampton Roads Convention Center
On Tuesday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m., writer, researcher and author Margot Lee Shetterly will hold a book signing for her No. 1 selling book "Hidden Figures" in Hampton, Virginia. Shetterly, 48, will speak at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, which is open to the public.
When meeting the parents goes wrong. Get Out.
Imagine that you've just celebrated five months with your new girlfriend and an important milestone in your relationship has approached; it's time to meet her parents.
Most prepare by dressing well and rehearsing their answers to commonly asked questions. But how does one brace themselves to be hypnotized, tortured, and held against their will by their potential in-laws instead?
WAVY and WTKR have found great spots for newswomen returning to local airwaves
Woodard and Furey show us daily how they have mastered the art of TV chat.
They skate effortlessly from one subject to another, from Pet Pal of the Week to the latest festival in Virginia Beach to the delights of kolache, a pastry from Eastern Europe."
Valentine's Day or just another Tuesday?
Shelves were filled with teddy bears, Hallmark was selling flowers, and Chick-Fil-La was preparing its heart-shaped biscuits and platters for Valentine's Day.
Some people can't wait for Feb. 14, but some Hampton University students were simply not in the spirit this year.
Gender bender: Valentine’s Day switch up
The traditional Valentine’s Day of a man showering his woman with gifts seems to be outdated and overrated, according to some young women at Hampton University.
Ballers: Howard vs. Hampton equals extra effort
“Who is the real HU,” you might ask? Well, the Hampton University women’s and men’s basketball teams take on Howard University Saturday at 4 and 6 p.m. at Hampton University's Convocation Center. Students and alumni from Howard, Hampton and nearby universities attend each year.
Cheerleading teams and dance teams prepare to entertain the crowd. Like other collegiate sports, cheerleaders practice throughout the week to prepare for upcoming games.
Super Bowl LI was a girlie good time
HAMPTON, Virginia -- Super Bowl Sunday in a house full of young women is not a typical game party.
Upon walking into the apartment you didn't get the vibe that the biggest football game in the world was on television. Songs such as "Best of me" by Jay Z and Mya were being played. Wine was being poured instead of beer and hard liquor.
Hampton U’s community anticipates Super Bowl LI party
As Super Bowl Sunday approaches Feb. 5, Hampton University students and employees looked forward to the game with anticipation.
"The [Atlanta] Falcons will make history," said Jordan McKinney, a sophomore political science major from New Jersey, and Falcons fan. "They haven't made it this far in years."
Hampton U. ATL students are all in for their Falcons
At Hampton University here, a contingent of Atlanta-area students said they are thrilled that their NFC champion Falcons will play for the ultimate prize.
"It's really a great feeling to see the Falcons finally going to the Super Bowl in my lifetime," said Carlton Griffin, a journalism major/cinema studies minor from Ellenwood, Georgia. "I've been a fan since I was born and it's been a tough ride being a Falcons fan.
Wary, hopeful Hampton U. students check out “The Quad”
The new Black Entertainment Television show "The Quad" premiered 10 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 1. The drama series focuses on the student life at HBCUs --Historically Black Colleges and Universities -- and the issues that occur: Relationships between teachers and students, gender stereotypes in leadership, racism, hazing, underage drinking, blackmail, and, homicide.
Founders Day speaker found her calling at Hampton U.
Hampton University and Mass Media Arts alumna Allison Seymour will be a guest speaker at Sunday’s Founder’s Day.
The accomplished Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications Hall of Famer said she was overwhelmed with excitement to come back and share her words of wisdom with Hampton University students. Seymour said she intends to encourage and remind students to let their lives do the singing like the words of the alma mater.
Hampton U students reflect on MLK's impact before annual celebration
Hampton University is preparing for its annual Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration on Monday, Jan. 16. Students and faculty plan to participate in a campus-wide march beginning at 10 a.m. at the Emancipation Oak and end it at Ogden Hall. Following the march, there will be a program to honor King’s legacy at 11 a.m.
‘Hidden Figures’ author sells out museum book signing
On Jan. 6, over 200 people wrapped around the Hampton History Museum for author Margot Lee Shetterly’s “Hidden Figures” book signing. There were so many supporters in attendance, young and old, all inspired and or curious about the untold story of three black women making a huge contribution to American history right here in Virginia.
Hampton U. Architecture Team Flood Management Plan Wins $15,000
Hampton University School of Architecture students placed second in the 2016 Ford Motor Company HBCU Challenge 2016 Ford Motor Company HBCU Challenge winning them $15,000 in student stipends.
Each year, Ford Motor Company conducts a competition that supports student led community projects at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The purpose is to strengthen and contribute to underserved communities.
The award will help students continue to work on those projects without having to take side jobs while continuing their education.
I-64 Expansion Threatens Pivotal American History
Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey has called a press conference for noon, Friday Nov. 18th to discuss the University’s commitment to yield “not one inch” of campus property for the Virginia Department of Transportation’s proposed expansion of Interstate 64.
National Geographic Society CEO Gary Knell To Visit Hampton University
The President and CEO of the National Geographic Society, Gary Knell, will visit the Hampton University campus April 20-21, 2016.
Former Top NBC Executive Featured At Caldwell Cafe
Former top NBC Executive, Paula Williams Madison, was featured at the Caldwell Café event in the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications (SHSJC) on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 6 pm.