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The Little League World Series star, Mo'ne Davis, begins her journey as an entering Hampton University freshman majoring in Journalism at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communication. Click the above image to view this video courtesy of ESPN.

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Founded in 2002, the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications emphasizes excellence and innovation while adhering to the core standards and ethical principles of the industry.

"Give light and the people will find their own way.” This motto, coined by the Scripps Howard Foundation, has been the guiding inspiration of Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications since its inception in 2002. Uniquely designed as a modern, symbolic lighthouse, the Scripps Howard School was built with a vision to produce ethical and competitive leaders equipped to practice excellence and innovation in multimedia technology while adhering to the core principles of journalism and communications.

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Journalism Student Appears on NBC Today Show for International Day of the Girl

Taryn-Marie Jenkins, a Scripps journalism major (class of 2023), made a national television appearance on NBC television on Oct. 11.

The Today Show celebrated the International Day of the Girl during their 8 a.m. hour, including filling their plaza audience with girls. As part of the show, Dylan Dreyer (a Girl Scout alumni) did a live segment with the National Gold Award Girl Scouts.

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Superstar Mo’ne Davis ‘Just One of the Girls’ on Hampton’s Softball Team

Mo’ne Davis is perhaps the most unique college athlete ever. But at the same time the freshman middle infielder on the Hampton University women’s softball team is no different than any other college student, and that’s how she wants to be treated.

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Looking in Hindsight and Beyond with Hampton Creative Deanna Blu by Brandi Hutchinson

Hampton University is an inclusive institution that embodies art and its various forms. Every year, more creatives are enrolled from all over to continue their journey of making art. Deanna Blu is one of those multitalented creatives.

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Hampton University Scripps Dean B. DaVida Plummer Deliberates Democracy in Dayton

HAMPTON, Va. (August 7, 2019) Where should someone go to learn about issues involving democracy in 38 countries?Dayton, Ohio, of course. Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications Dean and Assistant Vice President for Marketing/Media B. DàVida Plummer was invited to attend the Kettering Foundation’s Deliberative Democracy Institute from July 8 to 12 in Dayton.

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Hampton University Softball Player Mo'ne Davis Spotlighted in Sports Illustrated's 'Where Are They Now?' Feature Story

HAMPTON, Va. (July 3, 2019) – Hampton University Softball player Mo’ne Davis is spotlighted in Sports Illustrated’s latest “Where Are They Now?” feature. The iconic magazine sat down with Hampton’s newest softball player five years after making history in the Little League World Series. In the sit down interview with Hampton alumnus Shemar Woods ’11, Davis talks about what she has been doing over the last five years and the reasons why she chose to attend Hampton University.

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Hampton University Student, Tyla Barnes, Receives $15,000 Journalism Scholarship through the Chevrolet Discover the Unexpected Program

HAMPTON, Va. (June 26, 2019) – Hampton University journalism student and rising senior Tyla Barnes, has won a $15,000 scholarship through Chevrolet’s 2019 Discover the Unexpected (DTU) Program. DTU is a journalism fellowship for HBCUs, where six fellows receive $10,000 in scholarship money, plus $5,000 for an incredible eight-week road trip in the all-new 2019 Chevy Blazer to intern at one of two National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) newspapers. Throughout their travels, the fellows will discover and share positive, inspirational and relevant stories from African American communities.

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Parenting book edited by Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications Professor Butch Maier

VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia — “Win with Teens: Christian Parenting Through the Challenging Years,” a book written by Virginia Beach life coach Win Levis and published this week, was edited by Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications Assistant Professor Butch Maier.

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Hampton University Professor Butch Maier's Comedy Opens as No. 2 Movie in the U.S.

Norfolk, Va. (May 6, 2019) – “Mother of a Day,” Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications Professor Butch Maier's comedy about an African American family, earned the second-highest gross per theater of any movie in the U.S. on May 4, according to Box Office Mojo and the-numbers.com.

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A local feature film focused on the humor of a missed Mother’s Day on Coast Live

From WTKR.com: HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - "Mother of a Day" is a family-friendly comedy written, produced and starring local talent. The story's main character has one hour to sneak out of the house to find gifts for the four mothers in his life after he has forgotten Mother's Day. Lead actor Lamont Ferguson and director Butch Maier join us to talk more about the film and the local premieres.

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Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism Students and Professors featured in New Movie May 3

HAMPTON, Va. (April 19, 2019) - Two students and two professors from Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications are key members of the cast and crew of a new movie. “Mother of a Day” – written, directed and produced by Butch Maier, a Scripps assistant professor of journalism – will be revealed in exclusive sneak previews next month on campus. The movie will be shown five times Friday, May 3, in the HU Student Center Theater.

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Coverage of The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) 2019 Conference at Hampton University, April 12-14, 2019

HAMPTON, Va. (April 19, 2019) – Student Coverage of the 2019 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Region I Conference, April 12-14, 2019, which took place at the Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism. This year’s theme was “Reclaiming Our Story: Guardians of Our History Since 1619 and The True Responsibility of Black Journalists Today.”

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The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) 2019 Conference Will be Held at Hampton University, April 12-14, 2019

HAMPTON, Va. (March 29, 2019) – Registration is now open for the 2019 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Region I Conference, April 12-14, 2019, which will take place at the Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism. This year’s theme is “Reclaiming Our Story: Guardians of Our History Since 1619 and The True Responsibility of Black Journalists Today.”.

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Hampton University Caldwell Cafe Lecture Series Welcomes A. Peter Bailey, Author and Malcolm X Associate

HAMPTON, Va. (March 4, 2019) – The Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications welcomed A. Peter Bailey, an associate of Malcolm X, to the Caldwell Café series on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Bailey lectured about various aspects of his life, including when he first heard Malcolm X speak in Harlem, his affiliation with the Organization of Afro American Unity (OAAU), and the day Malcolm X was assassinated.

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Hampton University Celebrates Partnership with Scripps Howard Foundation during Annual 'Scripps Days' Event Softball

HAMPTON, Va. (January 18, 2019) – Writing, writing and more writing was the theme of the 2019 Hampton University “Scripps Days” Event in the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications. Scripps welcomed honored guests from The Scripps Howard Foundation to showcase students and to demonstrate how a $100,000 grant from the Foundation has been used to embark on a new content management system.

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Hampton University Business Professor Appears via ReadyCam on Roland Martin Unfiltered

HAMPTON, VA (Jan. 3, 2019) – Hampton University School of Business Professor, Dr. Michael McLain, discussed the pros and cons of ‘Paygo’ on a daily digital news program via the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications’ ReadyCam on-site studio

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Little League Record Breaker Signs with Hampton University Softball

HAMPTON, Virginia (Dec. 18, 2018) -- A record-setter from the 2014 Little League World Series for Taney Little League, Mo’ne Davis has signed her National Letter of Intent (NLI) to play softball for Hampton University starting in the fall of 2019.

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Bloomberg News founder at Hampton University today

HAMPTON, Virginia (Sept. 25, 2018) -- Matthew Winkler, Bloomberg News founder, editor-in-chief emeritus and author of "The Bloomberg Way," will be the special guest at a moderated Q&A today, Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Hampton University's Scripps Auditorium.

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Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications Welcomes Congressman Robert C. Scott to their State of the Art TV Studio

HAMPTON. Va. (August 15, 2018) - Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott of Virginia was welcomed to the Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications TV studio. Congressman Scott, who is serving his thirteenth term, representing Virginia’s Third Congressional District, requested to utilize the state of the art television studio at Hampton University to tape a PSA.

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Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications Rising Senior, Leondra Head, Publishes Self-Help Book

HAMPTON, Va. (July 6, 2018) — Hampton University rising senior, Leondra Head, recently published her first book entitled, Walking In Your Path, a self-help novel encouraging young adult students and young adults to follow their passions.

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Hampton University Scripps Assistant Professor Butch Maier releases trailer for comedy movie about African-American family

HAMPTON, Va. (July 5, 2018) — Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications (SHSJC) Assistant Professor Butch Maier has released the first trailer for "Mother of a Day," his comedy movie about an African-American family.

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Hampton University Hosts Latino Resource Fair on June 9, 2018

HAMPTON, Va. (June 8, 2018) — Hampton University hosts the first Latino Resource Fair at the Hampton University Center for Hispanic Achievement and Training (HUCHAT) on Saturday, June 9th from 10am until 1pm at HUCHAT (Suntrust Building, 4th fl), 11817 Canon Blvd, Suite 408, Newport News, VA 23606.

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April Woodard, Assistant Professor for Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications, Nominated for an Emmy Award

HAMPTON, Va. (May 17, 2018) - April Woodard, an Assistant Professor in the Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications, has been nominated for an Emmy® Award for her work as a co-host on Coast Live on WTKR, and for hosting the Norfolk Christmas parade, among other events throughout the year. This year’s 60th Emmy® Awards, which includes Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., will host a Gala to present the winners on Saturday, June 23, 2018 in Bethesda, MD.

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Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications Student Kyla Wright Receives Prestigious $5,000 Scholarship

HAMPTON, Va. (May 16, 2018) — The Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications student Kyla Wright has been awarded the Betty Endicott Scholarship worth $5,000 to be used towards her Hampton University education. The Betty Endicott Scholarship is given out annually from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences-National Capital Chesapeake Bay (NATAS-NCCB) Chapter to full-time undergraduate or graduate students who are studying communications and/or broadcast journalism. The scholarship is named after Betty Endicott, the first female news director in Washington, D.C.

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Hampton University Scripps Howard Professor Lynn Waltz Launches Book Tour of her Expose' on Meat Packing Industry

HAMPTON, Va. (May. 10, 2018) — Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications Assistant Professor Lynn Waltz officially kicked off her book tour by appearing on local television and radio to promote her acclaimed book, “Hog Wild: The Battle for Workers’ Rights at the World’s Largest Slaughterhouse.”

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PRSA President/CEO Visits Scripps-Howard Students

HAMPTON, Va. (March 26, 2018) – Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications students met one of the leaders in their future industry -- Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) President and CEO Dr. Joseph Truncale – during his visit here March 26.

Scripps Howard Dean DaVida Plummer was grateful to have one of the top professionals in the public relations field take the time to share his experiences with students.

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Jay Lang appointed to NANOE’s 2018 Board of Governors

Washington D.C. – 02/16/2018 –The National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives (NANOE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jay Lang to NANOE’s prestigious 2018 Board of Governors. Lang has been called upon to refine, improve, and strengthen New Guidelines for Tomorrow’s Nonprofit (Second Edition) a new set of governing guidelines that supercharge nonprofit capacity-building.

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Hampton University Scripps Howard students and professor study business journalism at Bloomberg in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 10, 2018) — Six students and one professor from Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications attended a three-day business journalism workshop Jan. 8 to 10 in the Bloomberg News office in Washington, D.C.

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Scripps Howard Awards entries open Dec. 1, honoring 2017’s most impactful journalism

CINCINNATI (November 29, 2017) – The Scripps Howard Awards, one of the nation’s most prestigious journalism competitions, will accept entries from Dec. 1 to Feb. 2. The Awards’ 65th competition will present $170,000 in prize money for work across 16 categories, including the Impact Award, which will honor the year’s best work from all winners. The awards will be presented on April 19, 2018, with a live show hosted by “60 Minutes” correspondent Lara Logan.

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Bloomberg bringing 6 Scripps Howard Business Journalism Students to D.C.

HAMPTON, Va. (Nov. 21, 2017) -- Six Hampton University students enrolled in the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communication’s business journalism course can report a capital gain in January. The nation’s capital, that is.

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HAMPTON, Va. (Oct. 24, 2017) -- Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications celebrates its 15th annual “Scripps Day” Oct. 25, commemorating its longtime partnership with The Scripps Howard Foundation.

"The Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communication wouldn’t be what it is without the Scripps Foundation,” said Scripps Howard’s Dean, B. DaVida Plummer. “When other major media brands were sponsoring career fairs and putting up booths at HBCU events, Scripps went above and beyond the call. The leadership had the vision to partner with Hampton University President William R. Harvey to invest in students here at our Home By The Sea from academic start to graduation and ultimate career placement.”

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CINCINNATI (Oct 20, 2017) – The Scripps Howard Foundation is launching a year-long postgraduate fellowship program designed for individuals who aspire to journalism leadership positions in the media industry.

Four individuals will be chosen for a Scripps Howard Fellowship, which will begin in June 2018 and run for 12 months. The program is offered in partnership with the Scripps News Washington Bureau, Newsy and ProPublica. Participants will be able to choose from among several reporting or newsroom experiences in Washington, D.C., and New York City. In addition to their immersive newsroom residencies, participants will convene for a series of workshops on leadership, project management, innovation and the business of journalism.

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HAMPTON, Va. (Aug. 25, 2017) – Future journalists and MBA candidates wanting to learn about the world of business reporting have a new Hampton University course to up their game and their academic experience.

Business Journalism JAC 451 has been added to the curriculum for fall semester.

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Digital Media, Animation Courses Puts Hampton's SHSJC at the Cutting Edge

Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications (SHSJC) is putting its students on the path to working in Hollywood production houses and Silicon Valley firms with new Digital Media Innovation and Animation & Motion Graphics classes.

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From the 757 to the NFL and back again

“From the 757 to the NFL,” a July 13 panel at Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications, might as well have been called “From the 757 to the NFL and back to the 757.”

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KTA Induction Ceremony

Thirteen students from the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications were inducted into the prestigious Kappa Tau Alpha (KTA) Honor Society on Friday, April 21 including six seniors and seven juniors.

Admission into the society is by invitation only, reserved for those students in the top 10 percent of their respective classes. The 13 joined eight current members.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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‘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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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