Emergency grant to resolve financial obstacles for HU students

Ya-Marie Sesay | Campus Editor The Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) awarded Hampton University with an emergency aid grant for students that may have an unforeseen financial barrier that prevents them from continuing their college education. The grant will provide a maximum of $500 to each eligible student over the course of the program. The program is for the Spring 2018 semester and hopes to support the persistence of students toward college graduation by removing unforeseen financial barriers. In order to become eligible for the program, students must be enrolled in Hampton University as a full-time or part-time student receiving … Continue reading Emergency grant to resolve financial obstacles for HU students

Harveys’ six-figure donation creates new scholarships for students

Leenika Belfield-Martin | Lifestyle Editor Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey and his wife, Norma B. Harvey, made a six-figure donation to the university, going to two scholarship funds: the Norma B. Harvey student stipend fund and the Laron Clark Jr. scholarship fund for first generation students. “My parents were my first role models,” Dr. Harvey said in a news release. “Establishing the Norma B. Harvey Student Stipend Fund and endowing the Laron Clark, Jr. Scholarship Fund for First Generation College Students is my way of honoring all of the life lessons they shared.” The Harveys donated $106,685 to … Continue reading Harveys’ six-figure donation creates new scholarships for students

HU students participate in alumna’s producer battle

Stephanie Smith | Contributing Writer Hampton University alumna and founder of I Beat Daily, Raychel J., arranged a producer battle in HU’s student center cyber lounge. The event took place on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. and was ongoing until midnight. Producers from all around Virginia registered and submitted beats for Raychel’s I Beat Daily event to expose their music and network with other music-enthusiasts, producers, songwriters, judges and more. Before the producer battle, there was a songwriter showcase in which three HU students were a part of. 4AM Chef Jimmy, Franky Bandz and Zay Blaze all got the opportunity … Continue reading HU students participate in alumna’s producer battle

Global Awareness Day: Encouragement of study abroad programs

Amber Smith | Staff Writer    Captivating cultures were discussed at Hampton University’s Global Awareness Day. The School of Liberal Arts and Education and the Department of English and Foreign Languages came together to enlighten students about the privileges of studying abroad. Harvey Library Meeting Room was filled with students from all backgrounds and majors to learn more about this process. “Going to Spain is a wonderful experience. You will be working, experiencing new opportunities and earning money,” said Brenda Marrero. Study abroad programs are open to students from any major, and fluency in a certain foreign language is not … Continue reading Global Awareness Day: Encouragement of study abroad programs