2020-2021 News Releases
Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey Appears on Politico Roland Martin's Digital Show to Talk About the $30,000,000 DonationHAMPTON, Va. - (July 31, 2020) – Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey, appeared on politico Roland Martin’s digital show Wednesday night to speak about the $30,000,000 donation to the school by Ms. MacKenzie Scott, the largest, single gift in Hampton’s history. Dr. Harvey was interviewed on Martin’s digital show, “#RolandMartinUnfiltered,” via the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications’ ReadyCam on-site studio. On the show, Martin asked Dr. Harvey about the donation. “I am pleased and thankful to Ms. Scott. A lot of people do a lot of talking, but she actually acted. She gave away $1.7 billion! She actually gave to six HBCUs, along with support to UNCF and she also gave it to Thurgood Marshall. I am just very thankful to her,” Dr. Harvey said to Martin. During the interview, Dr. Harvey revealed how the funding will be used. “This is going to be a transformational gift for us and for these …
HAMPTON, Va. (Aug. 3, 2020) — Hampton University’s William R. and Norma B. Harvey Library has been awarded a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Laura Bush 21st Century Library Program. The award in the amount of $249,955 will fund a three year project grant entitled Leading the Charge: Advancing the Recruitment, Retention and Inclusion of People of Color within the Library and Information Science Field.
HAMPTON, Va. (July 28, 2020) – Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey is pleased to announce that the University has received the largest, single gift in the school’s history from Ms. Mackenzie Scott. Ms. Scott made the announcement public today, saying “I pledged to give the majority of my wealth back to the society that helped generate it, [and] to do it thoughtfully.”
HAMPTON, Va. - (July 28, 2020) – Recognized nationally, the latest Hampton University Center for Public Policy (CPP) poll reveals Virginians attitudes about the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on their lives generally, from an employment perspective, financially, and how they feel about the response to the pandemic by state and national leaders. While the majority of Virginians are pleased with Governor Ralph Northam and his handling of the response to the coronavirus in the Commonwealth of Virginia, according to a new poll from the CPP, many Virginians strongly disapprove of …
HAMPTON, Va. (July 18, 2020) – Hampton University president, Dr. William R. Harvey and the entire Hampton University community are mourning the loss of a powerful champion of human rights who gave voice to the needs of those whose voices were stifled if not silenced, through oppression and disenfranchisement. Congressman Lewis passed away on Friday after a six-month battle with cancer. He was 80.
Dear Hampton University Alumni: Congratulations on setting a new alumni giving record! For academic year 2019-2020, Hampton University alumni gave over $3 million in annual contributions to our “Home by the Sea.” This was the most that our wonderful alumni have ever contributed in a single year! You are to be commended for your dedication to your alma mater. Thank you for your generosity and your continued support.
HAMPTON, Va. (July 16, 2020) – Three Hampton University students have been selected to participate in the third cohort of the HBCU Library Alliance Summer Conservation/Preservation program, which due to COVID-19 will be conducted virtually. This program is a partnership between the HBCU Library Alliance and the Winterthur University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation.
HAMPTON, Va. - (July 15, 2020) – Hampton University PharmD student Tiffany Alfred is the 2020 recipient of the Harvey B. Morgan Award for Advancing Health Policy. This award, given on behalf of the Virginia Pharmacists Association (VPhA), recognizes and honors a future pharmacist who demonstrates service, activity, and commitment in professional policy development and advocacy for improved healthcare. As part of the award, Alfred will receive a $1,000 check, plaque, and a stipend for registration to attend the VPhA Annual meeting.
HAMPTON, VA (July 15, 2020) — The Radio Hall of Fame has released their 2020 nominees, across six categories. This year’s nominees include Hampton University alumnus Raashaun ‘DJ Envy’ Casey and his co-hosts Angela Yee, and Charlamagne Tha God, collectively known as The Breakfast Club in the Active Network/Syndication (10 years or more) category.
Dear Pirates: I hope this communication finds you and your loved ones well during this challenging time. Out of Concern for the spread of COVID-19 among our athletes and members of other HU constituent groups, all fall sports have been suspended. If conditions permit, we anticipate resuming all athletic related activities during the spring semester 2021. The spring semester will consist of both winter and spring sports.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - (July 8, 2020) – Hampton University student Bruce Wilson has been named a 2020 HBCU Competitiveness Scholar, the highest student recognition given through the U.S. Department of Education and the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Wilson is a rising senior, political science major, economics minor from Chicago, IL and was recently elected to serve as the Student Representative on the Hampton University Board of Trustees.
HAMPTON, Va. (July 6, 2020) – NBA All-Star Bradley Beal, of the Washington Wizards, surprised four Ron Brown College Preparatory High School students in Washington D.C., who are all attending HBCUs in the fall, with special gift boxes and a $3,000 scholarship each. One of the recipients is Jaden Crosson, an incoming Hampton University freshman who will enter HU’s five-year MBA program. Beal has had a long-standing relationship with Ron Brown HS and is known to many students as a big brother.
Dear Hampton University Community: The past few months have been extremely challenging times for all of us. Yet, despite all that is happening in the world today, I can still see the light at the end of the tunnel. The light shining before me is the bright beam of education that promises better opportunities to all who follow its path. Providing our students with a quality education is Hampton University’s primary raison d'être, or reason for being. Therefore, we will continue to find new and innovative ways to reach and teach our students, even in the midst …
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - (July 6, 2020) – If you loved season 1 of Carl Weber’s “The Family Business” on BET, season 2 debuted on Thursday, July 2, starring Hampton University’s very own Javicia Leslie, class of 2009. Leslie plays Paris Duncan, the youngest daughter in the Duncan family, who are an upstanding, tightknit family that, by day, owns and operates an exotic car dealership in New York. By night, their business activities are more exotic in nature.
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