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HU Celebrates the Opening of the World's Largest Proton Therapy Institute


Hampton University, along with the Honorable Gov. Bob McDonnell and hundreds of guests, celebrated the grand opening of the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI), the world’s largest free-standing proton center, on Thursday.

"This is really a marvelous step forward in science and the merger of academia," said McDonnell. McDonnell commented on the "marvelous economic impact" that HUPTI has had and continues to have on the Commonwealth of Virginia. "Two thousand temporary workers while building the center, over tens of millions of dollars pumped into the economy over the last couple of years to get us to today…tens of millions of dollars being pumped into the local economy for restaurants, hotels, shopping and other amenities are things that are going to have a tremendous impact for our community."

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HU Homecoming 2010: #HUtakeover


Hampton University’s 2010 homecoming theme is “Lost At Sea:  Pirate Takeover.” And the official hashtag for Homecoming is #HUTakeover.  Events are scheduled throughout the week, beginning Nov. 1-7. The week’s highlights include the Nov. 6 football game where the Pirates take on the Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman at 2 p.m. at Armstrong Stadium. Game tickets are $35 for reserved adult seating, $25 for general admission, $20 for senior citizens, and $10 for graduate, continuing education and satellite campus students, as well as students and youth six and younger.

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Students Show Up in Droves to Clean Up

Clean Up

More than 300 Hampton University students climbed fences to pull weeds, painted basketball and tennis court lines on their hands and knees, pushed wheel barrows of dirt and laid landscaping rocks outside the North Phoebus Community center on Oct. 23 as part of a revitalization effort to help the center.

The Chamberlin Avenue center caters to children ages six to 17 and offers activities, including homework assistance, a music program and open gym. Larry Vaughn, a recreational professional at the center and an HU alumnus, described HU students’ efforts as, “incredible,” as he watched change take place on the grounds. Students also laid dirt in the center’s community vegetable garden.

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