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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-A 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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Super Bowl LI was a girlie good time

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

HAMPTON, Virginia -- The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots go head to head Sunday at
Super Bowl LI in Houston, at 6:30 p.m. EST on Fox.

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.

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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 Margot Lee Shetterly 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.

As part of the challenge, HU students presented a video of their work to the Ford Motor Company in Michigan.

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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. As part of its plan to add a third tunnel tube to the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, VDOT proposes to acquire Hampton University property to widen I-64 from four to six lanes.

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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. The visit will kick off with the CEO’s keynote speech at the William R. Harvey Leadership Institute (WRHLI) Graduation Ceremony in McGrew Towers, April 20 at 6 pm. Then will conclude with a meet and greet offering the opportunity to gain invaluable insight from one of the industry's top performers.

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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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Hampton University's Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications Launches BRAND757, One of the Only Student-Run PR Agencies in the Area

The Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications (SHSJC) is again making its mark with the launch of BRAND757, Hampton University's first, student-run PR and brand agency in the university's nearly 150-year history.

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HU Welcomes Fashion Business Writer Teri Agins

Hampton, Va. – The Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism & Communications welcomes fashion business writer Teri Agins during the live taping of The Caldwell Café on Wed., March 18, 2015 at 6 p.m. in the Scripps Howard TV studio.

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Scripps Howard, Missouri School of Journalism and NYU Partner for CNBC Summer Fellowship Program

CNBC, first in business worldwide, recently announced the introduction of the CNBC Summer Fellowship Program in partnership with Hampton University's Scripps Howard School of Journalism & Communications as well as the Missouri School of Journalism and New York University.

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HU Scripps Howard J School Welcomes National News Anchor Bernard Shaw

The Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications welcomes national news anchor Bernard Shaw during the live taping of The Caldwell Café on Thursday, November 13 at 6:15pm in the Scripps Howard television studio on campus.

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Essence Magazine Co-Founder Comes to Hampton University

Essence Magazine's Ed Lewis will visit the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at p.m. in the school's television studio. Lewis will be the highlight of the School's television show "The Caldwell Café," hosted by Prof. Earl Caldwell. Students, faculty and the community are welcome to attend the production. Lewis will be promoting his new book, "The Man from Essence: Creating a Magazine for Black Women." He will hold a book signing immediately following the show.

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12th Annual Scripps Day at Hampton University

Hampton, Va. (October 17, 2014) - Hampton University will be hosting its 12th annual Scripps Day on October 20, 2014. This year's theme is "Media Innovation and Change." This event will serve as a platform for students to network with media professionals and receive valuable information about the evolving media landscape. It will also provide information about internships and job opportunities.

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NASCAR Speeds Its Way to the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications

Hampton, Va. - Oct. 8, 2014 - NASCAR will join the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications once again for the Drive for Diversity (D4D) Program, an effort to recruit more multicultural and female drivers to stock car auto racing.

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Professors at Scripps Howard Create "Big Hair Obsessions"

What happens when a women is so attached to her hair style that she hides from friends, won't go to work or class, spends enormous amounts of money on products, is afraid to let her significant other see her natural hair or even let it be seen in public?

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The APSE Day of Diversity is Back

On Tuesday, Oct. 7, The Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) will joing Scripps Howard's School of Journalism and Communications once again for the Day of Diversity program.

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Scripps Howard School Named in Virginia Living's Top High Schools & Colleges for 2014

The October issue of Virginia Living magazine has named Hampton University on its list of the state's "Top High Schools & Colleges 2014."

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Scripps Howard Professor Works on Film Now Appearing on Starz

Scripps Howard assistant professor Van Dora Williams, who has produced PBS documentaries on African-American history, reconciliation, and social and environmental issues, will have one of her projects airing nationally on cable television this fall.

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Scripps Howard Professor Reviews an
Anthology on African-Americans in Communications

Scripps Howard associate professor Wayne Dawkins has published a review of "African Americans in Mass Communications: A Reader." The review of the book appears in the September 2014 issue of American Journalism, a quarterly journal of the American Journalism Historians Association.

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Calling All Majors, Walt Disney Wants HU!

The Walt Disney Company wants to find extraordinary talent and is coming to HU to find it.

HU Disney Day, hosted by HU Scripps School of Journalism & Communications, is a full day of career boosting sessions for ALL MAJORS on Tuesday, March 25!

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HU Students Selected for New York Times Summer Institute

Hampton University senior Kathryn Kenny has been selected to participate in the New York Times Student Journalism Institute. Kenny was one of two Hampton University Students to be selected to participate in the 2014 summer institute, which will be held from May 18 to June 1, 2014 at Dillard University in New Orleans. Tommie Collins, an English and graphic design double major from Chicago, also received this prestigious recognition.

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SHSJC Journalism Student Awarded Study Trip to Japan

Scripps Howard's Brandon "Theo" Dorsey won a coveted nine-day trip to Japan to study journalism along with eight other winners of the annual Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition, sponsored by The Scripps Howard Foundation. The junior broadcast journalism major from Houston, Texas, embarks on the all-expense-paid trip Thursday, May 8.

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Mobile Black History Museum to Visit Hampton University's Scripps Howard School

American Legacy magazine's "Know Your History" mobile museum will park in front of Hampton University's Scripps Howard School on Wednesday, Feb. 19, providing a rare opportunity for students, faculty, and visitors to tour the national exhibit of African-American artifacts, memorabilia, photos and interactive learning stations. The exhibit is free and will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Filmmaker Shola Lynch Puts the Spotlight on Political Activist Angela Davis

Shola Lynch, the mastermind behind the film "Unbought & Unbossed" about Shirley Chisolm, the trailblazing black congresswoman and first major-party, African-American woman to run for president of the United States, will appear on the next segment of The Caldwell Café. Lynch's second documentary, "Free Angela & All Political Prisoners," highlights the dramatic story and life of the former political prisoner.

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Radio Industry Seminar comes to Scripps Howard

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, a seminar featuring entertainment industry professionals will be held at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at 6:30 p.m. in room 139. Speaking at the event will be Norfolk-native Roosevelt Harrell III, who has previously worked with Roc-A-Fella Records recording artists, and Hampton alum and producer Matt White from "Overnight" on 95.7 radio.

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"Ask Me About My Bra" Event at
Scripps Howard to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

When it comes to fighting breast cancer, there's rarely much to smile about - until now. This year, to help gain a better understanding of breast cancer, The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) proposes a new breast cancer awareness event called "Ask Me About My Bra" to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at 5 p.m. in the Robert P. Scripps Auditorium.

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Emmy Award-Winning Journalist
Kenneth Walker to Appear on The Caldwell Café

Kenneth Walker will be featured on The Caldwell Café television series on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the television studio at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at Hampton University. Walker will be Professor Earl Caldwell's guest, as he answers questions about his emergence covering Jessie Jackson' 1984 presidential campaign and his ascension to the very top of his field.

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Media Giants and HU Alum Visit Scripps Howard to
Share Internship Opportunities and Wisdom with Students

Looking for an internship in preparation for a career in journalism and communications?

Representatives from prominent media companies—including the New York Times Institute, Bloomberg, CBS, Google and the Scripps Howard Foundation—will visit the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications in the coming weeks to give students a “heads up” about their internships. This is a rare opportunity to learn firsthand from media professionals the skills that media companies are looking for in new graduates, to discuss the internship process and for students to have their burning career-related questions answers. Hampton University alum will also be present to discuss their experiences and life/work after college. Do not miss this chance to network and be a stand out!

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Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications Students
Partner With the Hampton Roads Chamber Players

Hampton University students of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Production and Writing course have announced a new collaboration with the Hampton Roads Chamber Players (HRCP), a local, nonprofit, music organization.

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Hope Dreams NBA referee Tony Brothers turns "Hoop Dreams" into "Hope Dreams"

Hampton, Virginia: (Sept. 12, 2013) – Norfolk native and veteran NBA official, Tony Brothers, inspires through his foundation Still Hope. Still Hope Foundation Inc. assists single mothers in building successful family unity by offering resources and support to build strong relationships.

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Beyoncé Beats Super Bowl XLVII Ads and Football Game

Entertainer extraordinaire Beyoncé beat the Super Bowl XLVII advertisements and the football game in the 4th Annual Super Bowl Best and Worst Survey by the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications (SHSJC) public relations students at Hampton University.

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The Caldwell Café Presents "STUDIO IN THE ROUND" with Author My Haley

On Wednesday, Feb. 13, the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications will present a live taping of The Caldwell Café featuring special guest and author, My Haley.

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SHSJC Partners with Broadcasting Board of Governors

Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications (SHSJC) students will receive access to international journalism professionals and internships under a cooperative agreement between SHSJC and the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).

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Isabel Wilkerson - Founder's Day Speaker

On Sunday, Jan. 27, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of the New York Times’ Bestseller, The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson will be the guest speaker at the 120th Annual Founder’s Day Ceremony.

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Sports Editors to Share How to Take News Delivery to the Next Level

At the fifth annual Day of Diversity at Hampton University on Wednesday, Nov. 14, members of the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) will share with students the many ways that today's news is delivered on multimedia platforms that move beyond the print medium.

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Global Media Leaders Join Hampton University's Journalism & Communications Board

Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications is pleased to announce the formation of a new board of advisors comprised of some of the most influential leaders in the global media and entertainment industries.

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HU Professor Authors Biography on Activist Andrew W. Cooper

Wayne Dawkins, assistant professor of Journalism at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications, has authored the first biography of an unforgettable African-American journalist and activist, Andrew W. Cooper. The biography, titled "City Son: Andrew W. Cooper's Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn," possesses sound facts and tantalizing tid-bits.

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Scripps Howard Students Named First Y&R Scholars at Hampton University

The Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications (SHSJC) at Hampton University announced that two of its students have been awarded scholarships from Y&R advertising, and named the first "Y&R Scholars."

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The Hampton University Chapter of PRSSA Presents
"A Public Relations Panel Discussion on Breaking Into the Fashion Industry"

On Friday, April 20, the Hampton University chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) has partnered with the "Black Reign: HU Rips the Runway" to present the first public relations fashion panel "Breaking Into the Fashion Industry."

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Caldwell Café to Host Veteran Journalist Jim Vance

On Wednesday, April 18, the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications will have its final presentation of The Caldwell Café series for the 2011-2012 academic school year. The guest speaker will be Emmy award-winning television news anchor Jim Vance.

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E! Entertainment Correspondent to Share
Career Insight With Scripps Howard Students

Ken Baker, a chief news correspondent for E! Entertainment, will speak with students via Skype at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications on Thursday, April 12 at 2 p.m. in the R. P. Scripps Auditorium.

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Acclaimed Advertising Foundation to Meet
With Students and Faculty at Scripps Howard

The Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications Principles of Advertising class (JAC 230) will host Mr. Neil Onsdorff, Account Director at BBDO, on Thursday, April 12 at 2 p.m. in room 139, as part of the Inside Advertising Speakers Program of the Advertising Educational Foundation (AEF).

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Scripps Howard Welcomes Another Wave of Prospects

Over 3,000 high school students and their parents will visit the campus for the 34th Annual High School Day on Friday, April 6. The event is being coordinated by the Office of Admission to allow prospective high school students the opportunity to experience and explore a day in the collegiate life of a "Hamptonian".

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Scripps Howard Graduates Return for Caldwell Café

Scripps Howard alumni will return to the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications' Robert P. Scripps Auditorium on Wednesday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. for another session of the renowned "Hampton Alumni" Caldwell Café.

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Scripps Howard Students Selected to Participate
in the 20th Annual NABJ Multi-Media Short Course

Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications (SHSJC), leading producer of African–American journalism and communications graduates, announced today that four of its seniors have been chosen to participate in the 20th Annual NABJ Multi–Media Short Course. The program will take place from Wednesday, March 21 to Saturday, March 24 on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, N.C.

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ESPN Executives to Visit Hampton University

Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications (SHSJC) announced today that representatives from ESPN will visit SHSJC as well as other university departments on Thursday, February 23. ESPN executives will meet with business, sports management and journalism and communications students to talk about internship and career opportunities with the organization.

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Entertainment Industry Representatives and
Author to Meet with Students at Scripps Howard

Prominent entrepreneur and author, Stacy Milner, owner of Executive Temps, a renowned entertainment industry employment agency and author of "Leveraging Up! The Key To Launching Your Entertainment Career," will speak in the Robert P. Scripps Auditorium on Thurs., Feb. 9, 2012 at 5 p.m. at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications. Milner will conduct an Entertainment Career Seminar––a dynamic presentation that will provide a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to land a job and succeed in a career in the entertainment industry.

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SHSJC to Host Scripps Networks Interactive Career Sessions

Scripps Networks Interactive, known for its lifestyle media specializing in programming focused on food, home, entertainment, and travel, will hold career sessions on Monday, Feb. 6 and Tuesday, Feb. 7 at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications (SHSJC).

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Scripps Howard Career Day Opportunities Flood the Sea

Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications have put their motto to use once again. In a time where job opportunities are scarce, Scripps Howard will be a lighthouse to its students at their 8th annual Scripps Career Day event on Wed., Jan. 25.

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SHSJC Freshman Wins Esteemed Media Scholarship

Freshman and broadcast journalism/prelaw major Lezla Alease Gooden has been awarded the highly coveted Emma L. Bowen Foundation Scholarship for Minority Interests in the Media. The Emma L. Bowen Foundation was established in 1989 to assist minority students interested in pursuing careers in media.

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Journalism Professor to Tell Epic Story of Brooklyn’s "City Son"

Assistant Professor Wayne Dawkins completed "City Son: Andrew W. Cooper’s Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn." The book will be published in July 2012 by University Press of Mississippi. Dawkins worked six years on this biography of his mentor Cooper [1927-2002] who was the mastermind of a successful voting rights lawsuit that made Shirley Chisholm’s historic election to Congress possible.

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Associated Press Sports Editors’ Day of Diversity
Produces Multimedia Coverage of Michael Vick

Scripps Howard School majors filled the R.P. Scripps Auditorium and were engaged from start to finish. Students asked questions and offered opinions. It may have been the subject matter: NFL quarterback Michael Vick, who was a high school football start in Newport News, Va. Daily Press president and publisher Digby Solomon gave students candid comments about the future of the newspaper industry.

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Award-winning Photographer Ross Taylor to
Share Career Insights with Journalism Students

On Wed., Nov. 30, international photographer Ross Taylor will meet with students at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications (SHSJC). Taylor, a Virginian-Pilot staff photographer, will discuss highlights of his career and offer advice to students interested in photography and photojournalism.

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Brett Pulley of Bloomberg News
Named New Dean of the HU Journalism School

Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey has announced that Brett Pulley has been named dean of the HU Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications. Pulley’s appointment is effective January 1, 2012.

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Noted Journalist Belva Davis to Speak at Caldwell Café

On Wed., Nov. 9, Caldwell Café will host Belva Davis, an award-winning journalist who has covered politics for four decades. Davis will speak and answer questions in the auditorium at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at 6:30 p.m. She was the first African-American woman hired to work on television in the western United States and is profiled in the NEWSEUM, the world’s first interactive museum of news.

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NFL's Michael Vick to be Subject of APSE Diversity Day 2011

The APSE (Associated Press Sports Editors), in its fourth year of visiting the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications for a Day of Diversity, will be at the school on Wed., Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This will be the third consecutive year that the Sports Journalism Institute has partnered with the program.

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Hampton University's Journalism Students Practice
Skills for the 2011 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine

A select group of Hampton University journalism majors will work alongside 24 aspiring NASCAR drivers representing 10 states, Mexico and Puerto Rico who will showcase their skills at Langley Speedway, as part of the Eighth Annual NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine, Oct. 18-20. The journalism students will simulate a “media coverage experience” as part of media training for all the drivers.

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Public Relations Expert Judy Smith to Visit SHSJC to Share Career Insights

World-renowned public relations consultant and attorney Judy Smith, founder and President of Impact Strategies, will discuss her stellar career of representing high profile corporate, entertainment, international, political and sports clients, as part of a lecture series at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at Hampton University on Wednesday, Oct. 19. Impact Strategies is a leading strategic and crisis communications firm with offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

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Scripps Howard Welcomes the T-Howard Foundation

The Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications will welcome the T-Howard Foundation on Thurs., Oct.  13, 2011, 5 to 6 p.m. in room 148. The Foundation partners with major companies across the United States, offering internships in the multimedia industry to minority students.

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Scripps Howard Welcomes New Students/New Courses for 2011-2012 School Year

It is a new year with new beginnings at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications. The school is welcoming new professors and new courses to broaden the multimedia skills of the Scripps Howard students.

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Hampton University Scripps Howard
Welcomes Alumni to NABJ Convention in Philadelphia
Interim Dean Launches "Take A Seat" Campaign for 10th Anniversary

The Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications (SHSJC) will welcome its alumni to the annual convention and career fair of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) during a reception on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. The reception will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Scripps Howard Majors Intern at Festival de Cannes

Ten students from Hampton University received the chance of a lifetime. These lucky students attended one of the most prestigious film festivals of their time, Festival de Cannes. The trip was made possible by Creative Minds, a program developed by Robert Ford to help college students or graduates launch their career in the film industry, whether in front of the camera or behind the scenes.

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Scripps Howard Students Form Executive Board

On Tues., April 26, Scripps Howard majors were elected by the student body to serve on the first-ever Scripps Howard Student Executive Board for the 2011-2012 school year. The 12 elected officers will serve as a liaison between faculty and students to improve communication and assist the administration in fundraising, social media, and planning events that will increase school pride, unity and overall morale.

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SHSJC to Welcome Starcom Ad Agency

Starcom MediaVest Group, a Chicago-based advertising agency, will visit the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications on Fri., April 22 at 4 p.m. Elise Brown, a Starcom Media Associate and Class of 2010 Scripps Howard alumnus, along with members from the Diversity Recruitment team, will inform and educate students about the industry and potential career opportunities, including internships and entry-level positions, at the company.

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Caldwell Café to Host Multimedia Executive/SHSJC Alum

On Wed., April 20, Caldwell Café will host Erika Salter, a Scripps Howard School Alumnae and Executive Producer of Salter Entertainment Group. Salter will speak to SHSJC students at 6:30 p.m. about her career and answer questions regarding the multimedia industry.

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National Security Correspondent to Visit SHSJC

J.J. Green, National Security Correspondent at WTOP 103.5 FM in Washington, D.C., will visit the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications on Thursday, April 14. Green will speak to students about his coverage of events in the Middle East and his career in journalism.

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SHSJC to Travel to Washington, D.C. for “Media Day”

More than 50 Scripps Howard students and faculty will embark on a day trip to Washington, D.C. on Wed., March 30 to visit Capitol Hill, the National Geographic Society, CBS News, Voice of America and BET Networks for the school’s annual “Media Day.” The trip will allow students the chance to gain exposure to various media environments and leaders.

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Celebrated Advertising Agency to Visit Scripps Howard School

The Martin Agency, an award-winning advertising agency headquartered in Richmond, Va., will visit Hampton University's Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications on Tues., March 15. Danny Robinson, senior vice president, creative director and Hampton alum, and Dr. Lauren Tucker, director of consumer forensics, will answer questions and speak to students about the advertising industry.

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Cox Communications Leader to Speak to Public Relations Class

Gary T. McCollum, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Cox Communications, will visit Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications on Thursday, March 3 at 10:30 a.m. McCollum will speak to Professor Mavis Carr’s public relations class (JAC 320) about leadership.

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Caldwell Café Hosts Joel Dreyfuss of theRoot.com

In celebration of Black History Month, Caldwell Café will welcome Joel Dreyfuss of theRoot.com to Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. Dreyfuss is the managing editor at the Root.

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SportsCenter Anchor Jay Harris, ESPN Executives to Visit SHSJC

ESPN executives will visit the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications, as well as other select University departments and classes for ESPN Day on Fri., Feb. 18 to educate students about the station's internship and career opportunities. Jay Harris, a SportsCenter anchor and Norfolk native, will also be in attendance. The HU Department of Health Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) is hosting the event.

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Associated Press Sports Editors Announce Internship Winners

Chris Torres and Chaunte'l Powell have been selected by the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) to participate in a summer 2011 internship program. Torres, a senior print journalism major from Atlantic City, will be working at the Palm Beach Post in Palm Beach, Fl. Powell, a junior print journalism major from Columbia, South Carolina, will be working at the Asbury Park Press in Asbury Park, NJ.

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The Scripps Howard Foundation's Search for New Talent Begins

Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications (SHSJC), the leading producer of top-notch communications professionals, announced today its 7th annual Scripps Career Days event to take place from Wednesday, Jan. 26 through Thursday, Jan. 27. Aptly themed ‘Getting Down to Business,’ representatives from the Scripps Howard Foundation, E. W. Scripps Co. and the Semester in Washington Program have scheduled over 75 interviews with rising sophomores, juniors and seniors.

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Actress, Author Denise Nicholas Visits SHSJC

Award-winning author and actress Denise Nicholas was welcomed by a full house on Wed., Jan. 19 at Caldwell Café, an event hosted by Hampton University's Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications. Nicholas discussed her writing and acting career, in addition to her participation in the civil rights movement.

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SHSJC Alum Produces Shows/Co-Founds Online Magazine

Stephanie Sutton, Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications (SHSJC) Class of '08, fondly recalls spending many late evenings at the school working on projects for hours with "amazingly creative people." She laughs, "Nowadays, [the projects] would take me only an hour or so to finish."

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APSE Diversity Day Returns to SHSJC

For the third year in a row, APSE will visit the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications for a Day of Diversity.

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SHSJC and Philadelphia Journalists to Hold Mixer

The Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications & The Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News and the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists present the i-Mixer.

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CBS News and SHSJC to Hold Mixer in New York City

The Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at Hampton University and CBS News are holding an informational mixer for prospective high school students and their families Monday, Nov. 1 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

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Scripps Howard Wins Grant for Energy Project

The Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at Hampton University was awarded $40,000 from the Dominion Foundation. The Higher Educational Partnership grant award will support a multimedia energy project that will involve the creation of student-produced journalism and public relations awareness campaigns designed to educate the public about issues related to natural resource exploration, energy transportation and storage, power generation and energy delivery, renewable power projects and energy conservation efforts in the Hampton Roads region.

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Troutman Secures Position with Burson-Marsteller, LLC

Joi Troutman, a Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications (SHSJC) Class of 2010 graduate, has been hired as a Client Executive with Burson-Marsteller, LLC - a premier public relations and communications firm with offices located worldwide.

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2010 Summer Interns Hard at Work

Our majors are spending their summer at various organizations across the country working in media-related internships. They will spend at least 150 hours enhancing their editing, writing, and reporting skills while building their portfolios with work samples and creative projects.

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Hampton U Prof Named Outstanding Teacher

An AEJMC Newspaper Division selection committee has named Rick Kenney of Hampton University the division's 2010 winner of the Outstanding Teacher Award. A former journalist with the Baltimore Evening Sun, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, St. Petersburg Times, South Florida Sun-Sentinel and other papers, Kenney was named Scripps Howard Endowed Professor of Journalism at the Hampton, Va., university last year.

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JAC Seniors Selected for President's Awards

Congratulations to Mavis Baah, broadcast journalism senior and Jared Council, print journalism senior, for the Hampton University's President's Award recognition during Honors Day, March 20.

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Scripps Howard Senior Wins Top National Honor

Shannon Epps, a senior journalism major in the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at Hampton University, has been awarded the top scholarship for copy editing among all the nation's college students.

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Scripps Howard Major Immersed in Costa Rican Culture

Fatima Bodrick, a Scripps Howard School junior public relations and Spanish double major from Fairfield, OH, is currently studying abroad south of the border in San Jose, Costa Rica for the Spring 2010 semester through the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS). For the last 40 years, AIFS has been one of the most respected cultural exchange organizations in the world.

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Sports Journalism Institute Selects Scripps Howard Junior in Class of 2010

Junior print journalism major Shemar Woods from Centreville, Va. has been accepted into the Sports Journalism Institute (SJI) Class of 2010. He will participate in weeklong training at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., before traveling to complete an eight-week internship in sports writing at The Denver Post, Colorado’s largest daily newspaper. Woods was selected on the basis of his academic achievement, interest in sports journalism as a career and his essay submission.

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Caldwell Café to Host PR Veteran Ofield Dukes

Ofield Dukes, APR is scheduled to speak during this month's Caldwell Café, Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m. in the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications. In 1969 Dukes started his own public relations firm, Ofield Dukes and Associates, that is among the most successful public relations firms in the Nation's Capital, with specialized expertise in minority affairs, particularly African-American, African, and political affairs.

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Scripps Career Days Debuts on the Internet

To emphasize the importance of multimedia, students and media professionals participating in the annual Scripps Career Days at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications have created an online Scripps Days site and a YouTube site to showcase the event in text, photos and video.

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Journalist Brett Pulley Returns to 'Home by the Sea' for Founder's Day

Noted HU alum and journalist Brett Pulley was the keynote speaker for Hampton University's 117th Annual Founder's Day event. Pulley, a member of the Class of 1980, was inducted into the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications Hall of Fame in 2002. His plaque is on the wall of the campus school. Pulley said he will come to HU to speak to the campus community on “inheritance.”

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SHSJC Students are Highly Sought for Job Opportunities

The tightening of the job market as a result of the recession is not preventing recruiters from looking for students from the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at Hampton University. Twelve representatives from The E.W. Scripps Company will visit the Scripps Howard School this week Wednesday and Thursday to offer more than $100,000 in career opportunities to Hampton University students.

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Junior Enters Hearst Journalism Awards Program

Raven Pratt, a junior broadcast journalism major, will submit two entries on Hampton University's response to the H1N1 crisis to the Hearst Journalism Awards Program. Pratt has been following the student reactions to the H1N1 crisis and how the university responded.

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Public Relations Major Earns Honorable Mention

Shalisa Smith, graduating senior public relations major and spanish minor, has received honorable mention for the Public Relations Society of America Multicultural Affairs Scholarship. The scholarship exists to recognize outstanding academic achievement and commitment to the practice of public relations.

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Public Relations Campaign Saves Lives

The public relations senior capstone class in the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications helped students save seven lives each by signing on the dotted line. The class, taught by Dr. Francis McDonald, APR, partnered with LifeNet Health to host "Resurrect 12-2 While Saving Lives," an organ and tissue donor registration drive Dec. 4 in the HU Student Center Atrium.

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Scripps Howard Major To Present Research Paper at National Conference

The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) has selected Jared Council, a Scripps Howard School senior print journalism major, to present at its nineteenth annual conference. His essay entitled, "Fox News: An Indefensible Ethical Error," was accepted in the undergraduate category of the conference to be held March 4-7 in Cincinnati, OH.

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Public Relations Major Goes Abroad

Yaniel Sargeant, a junior Public Relations major from Montclair, NJ is currently studying abroad in Cape Town, South Africa for the Fall 2009 semester. She is taking classes at the University of Cape Town, studying Media, Power and Culture and Social and Economic Development, among other classes.

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Scripps Senior to Intern at Washington Post

Shannon Epps, a senior print journalism major from Smithfield, Va., has been awarded an internship for summer 2010 with The Washington Post, working on its universal news desk.

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HU J-School, LifeNet Host Organ Registration Drive

Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications will partner with LifeNet Health to host "Resurrect 12-2 While Saving Lives," an organ and tissue registration drive on Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Student Center Atrium.

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APSE's Day of Diversity Shines at Hampton University

On a cloudy, rainy day in Hampton, Va. this month, Associated Press Sports Editors brought the bright lights to Hampton University's Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications. A handful of sports journalism's most accomplished professionals gathered, hoping to pass along advice on the ever-changing multimedia world.

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HU J-School's Caldwell Honored by NABJ Hall of Fame

Earl Caldwell, a visiting professor at Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications, will be inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Hall of Fame at the organization’s 2009 Annual Convention held Aug. 5-9 in Tampa, Fla. Caldwell will be recognized on Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. at the Tampa Convention Center.

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HU Dean Announces Departure at J-School

Tony Brown has announced his retirement as the first dean of Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at the end of the academic year. Brown will remain in his current role as president of Tony Brown Productions, Inc. in New York City and as a featured speaker across the nation. He also plans to complete his fourth book and remain active in promoting the need for English fluency.

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Shola Lynch to Visit HU J-School

Hampton University's Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications will welcome director and producer Shola Lynch to discuss her film "Chisholm '72: Unbought and Unbossed" on April 22 at 6:30 p.m. Lynch's visit is a part of the School's Caldwell Café series and will be held at the Scripps Howard Auditorium.

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Scripps Howard School to Form New
Partnership With Young & Rubicam Brands

A new partnership between the Scripps Howard School at Hampton University and Young & Rubicam Brands will kick off with two days of marketing and communications immersion sessions on April 7 and 9 for journalism and communications majors.Young & Rubicam Brands is a global, collaborative network comprised of some of the most powerful brands in marketing communications.

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