Hampton University to Mark 150 Years Since Founding, 40th Anniversary of President Dr. William R. Harvey“Celebrating a Legacy and a Legend of Excellence” To Include Year-long Series of Events, Activities (HAMPTON, Va.) – Hampton University, a dynamic, progressive institution of higher education and a leader among the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities has begun preparations for twin celebrations in 2018 – the University’s 150th anniversary of its founding as Hampton Institute in 1868, and a celebration of the unparalleled executive tenure of Dr. William R. Harvey, HU’s president for the past 40 monumental years. “Celebrating a Legacy and a Legend of Excellence” is the theme of a combined series of events and observances over In the coming year. The celebration, with planning and preparation led by Hampton University students, administrators, faculty, alumni, sponsors and the Hampton community, beings this month. “We look forward to celebrating with the global community, residents of the …
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SAVANNAH, Ga. – Hampton University senior Jermaya Patterson didn’t waste one minute of her summer vacation. Instead of living a life of leisure, she’s given back to her hometown by helping young girls through a program she founded: “Black Girls Do STEM” (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The free program launched June 5 at a YMCA in Savannah, Ga.
The profound negativity expressed in words, actions and deeds over the last few days in the city of Charlottesville, Virginia cannot go unnoticed. They are a very strong and hurtful reminder of the extreme prejudice and racism that still exist in our nation and proof that America is not the "post-racial society" that most of us hoped to achieve.
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