Administration aims to move forward following HU town hall meeting

by: Ya-Marie Sesay, Leenika Belfield-Martin and Ayanna Maxwell Hampton University Student Government Association President Martha Baye on Feb. 22 issued a letter detailing proposed resolutions to student complaints voiced at a town hall meeting earlier in the week. “We appreciate students for coming forward to voice their concerns,” Baye stated in a letter posted on hamptonu.edu detailing how the matters were addressed by the administration. HU President Dr. William R. Harvey called a meeting that day for administrators and campus leaders to discuss the issues. Title IX Coordinator Attorney Kelly Harvey-Viney assured the administration and campus leaders that the University’s … Continue reading Administration aims to move forward following HU town hall meeting

HUPD asks church to not approach any other students on campus

Leenika Belfield-Martin | Lifestyle Editor Two women representing a church approached a Hampton University student Feb. 12 outside the campus cafeteria. One of the women asked sophomore pre-nursing major Janelle St. Clair about “God the Mother.” “She was pushing for an intimate session, private study,” St. Clair said. “Either way, students shouldn’t be subjected to that.” University police agreed. HUPD asked the church – the World Mission Society Church of God – to not approach students on campus, according to a Feb. 13 statement from HU Police Chief David Glover. “As a private institution, we do not allow off campus … Continue reading HUPD asks church to not approach any other students on campus

NAACP 109th Founders Day Celebration

Steven Hall | Staff Writer On Thursday, February 15, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) celebrated its 109th Founders Day. As one of the largest civil organizations in the nation, the NAACP has many chapters across the country, including the one on the campus of Hampton University. Students joined NAACP chapter members for a campus-wide Founder’s Day celebration in the Student Center Bowling Alley. The event included food, drinks, and music; it was a great time for all members and non-members to gain an understanding of the organization, its history and reflect upon their campus involvement. … Continue reading NAACP 109th Founders Day Celebration

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