Hampton University Chapel

*The federal government has awarded $5.3 million to Hampton University to purchase equipment and make other improvements to the campus.


Hampton University President William R. Harvey announced Wednesday taht the U.S. Department of Education grant is being provided through a special program for historically black colleges and universities.

Harvey says the money will go toward renovating instructional facilities, supporting faculty, developing classes in disciplines in which African-Americans are underrepresented and other improvements.