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HU Hosts a Political Town Hall Meeting, "Can Democracy Be Repaired?"

Congressman Bobby Scott and Dean Brett Pulley.

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Congressman Bobby Scott and Dean Brett Pulley.

Hampton University's Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications hosted a political town hall meeting, "Broken Party Politics: Can Democracy Be Repaired This Campaign Season?" Oct. 31 in their TV Studio on campus.

Students, faculty, and the community came out to hear from a distinguished panel that was moderated by HU alum and WTKR NewsChannel 3 Managing Editor, Barbara Ciara. Included on the panel was HU's Center for Public Policy Director Kelly Harvey Gill. That same day, the Center reported Terry McAuliffe was the leader in the Virginia governor's race against Republican Candidate Ken Cuccinelli.

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Hampton University & Howard University Vie in First Ever Debate-Off

The HU Forensics and Debate Team – Caleb Jackson, Meagan Downing, Ivana Thomas and Nya Harris.

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The HU Forensics and Debate Team – Caleb Jackson, Meagan Downing, Ivana Thomas and Nya Harris.

Hampton University Assistant Professor Jamantha Watson and the Hampton University Forensics & Debate Team participated in the First Annual HU Debate at Howard University. The 'rivals' debated on the topics: "Stand Your Ground Law Should Be Repealed" and "Potential Employers Should Not Be Allowed Access to Students' Social Media Accounts, Namely Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram."

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'12 Years a Slave' Actress Speaks to HU After Campus Screening

Actress Kelsey Scott during the Q&A in Ogden Hall.

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Actress Kelsey Scott during the Q&A in Ogden Hall.

Hampton University and FOX HBCU Alliance presented a screening of "12 Years A Slave," along with a question-and-answer session with one of the featured actresses, Kelsey Scott, who played Anne Northup.

Ogden Hall was filled from top to bottom with students, faculty, staff, and the community to watch this film of horrific and disturbing proportions.

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HU Alum Calvin Butts Lectures, Donates $5,000 to School of Business

Calvin Butts (center) stands with HU MBA Students - Kelvin May, Victoria Saunders, Khadijah Gordon, and Montrey Deloatch.

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Calvin Butts (center) stands with HU MBA Students - Kelvin May, Victoria Saunders, Khadijah Gordon, and Montrey Deloatch.

During homecoming week Calvin L. Butts, Jr. '02, the vice president of Strategic Services at Communications Media Inc. (CMI), returned to his Home by the Sea with a donation of $5,000 to the School of Business. As a former business major, Butts also shared his experience with current five-year MBA majors at HU. His advice was for students to know the industry they are pursuing and to utilize their network.

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Bra Ha Ha at HU

Nia Parker '15, Miyani Andrada '15, London Williams '16, and their Bra Ha Ha creations.

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Nia Parker '15, Miyani Andrada '15, London Williams '16, and their Bra Ha Ha creations.

On Oct. 30, in the Scripps Howard Auditorium, Hampton University's Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Chapter hosted the first "Ask Me About My Bra-Ha-Ha" event. Collaborating with the national Bra-Ha-Ha® campaign, the HU PRSSA chapter's goal was to enhance the awareness of breast cancer to students, in a way that would not only inform but bring light to the disease.

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