Hampton University students demand ch...

Hampton University students demand changes on campus

There are 65 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 15, 2007, titled Hampton University students demand changes on campus. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

Student leaders at Hampton University blasted school officials for their treatment of students and demanded changes in a full-page "open letter" that appeared in HU's campus newspaper Wednesday.

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#72 Dec 1, 2007
04 Grad wrote:
I have not red all of the complaints in the letter but, the "Right to Bear Arms" is BOGUS! Let's be serious, do we really need to encourage potential gun violence on the HU campus? As for the internal issues, I can agree, HU has the same bureaucratic isssues as most HBCUs. And it appears that the issue isn't really a misappropriation of funds (ppl should be careful about tossing that term around) but a lack of availability for funds when "wanted" not "needed." For the alum who are reporting that HU had the same issues with dorms, cafe, and other facilities when you were there, how much have you given back to HU? Have you contributed to the fund to build a new cafe; did you even know there were getting a new cafe? I am not defending the admins failure to respond but really, unless things have changed since I was there, we were never led to believe that HU was a democracy. And, if there really is a grievance process of which these student leaders are or should be aware, they need to follow it if they expect any hint of response from the administration. The moral of the story is...every time you point of a finger there are 3 more pointing back at you...so, what have you done to make a difference?
When you attended HU, were your essays one long run-on paragraph?

What kind of grades did you make in English?
Pissed off

Carbondale, IL

#74 Aug 24, 2009
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You hit it right on the head. Many people on here complaining FAILED TO READ AND RESEARCH before they applied and became accepted to a PRIVATE SCHOOL. These same cry babies probably should have chosen PUBLIC SCHOOL. They don't deserve to be called Hampton University Students. Perhaps they should make a statement and go to Thomas Nelson Community College. Don't dare come to me calling yourself a loyal alumni in a few years. For those who can't discern when there is a sense of wrongful entitlement, shame on you for participating in a smear campaign by the Daily Press for an institution loved and nurtured since 1868. Students, request and follow the written procedures, get back to your reading assignments before you fall behind and start whining about not graduating this spring, and get prepared for the real world. You will not walk into my corporation demanding special treatment. You will find yourself flipping burgers. Some of the hostility on here is dispicable.
Maybe you should do you research because im not sure about any other private schools but i know that ive been on the website and have been to visit Hampton plenty of times and was involved in the honors program and attended a weekend hosted by the school in total i have spent almost four weeks on that campus before ive even started school. and the students that are supposed to et us know about the rules and reguations as well as the staff DO NOT. they sit there and look you in the face and tell you that its not that bad when in reality it is a prison. i have had more freedom since the age of 16 then i will have attending my first year of college. and they dont send you the rulebook until its pretty much too late to apply anywhere else. your right if they told you the rule straight up in the beginning and you walked into the situation eyes open then fine. but hampton fronts so hard. that is not college, its not even high school. its jr high. and frankly im pissed off. while all of my other friends were excited to be goin to school and enjoy themselves im sitting here wanting to just transfer to community college to that i can still have my freedom and then transfer next year. college is supposed to be and enjoyable and maturing experience and hamtpon does not allow you to mature or make your own decisions. college is the only time in your life when you are allowed to have your cake and eat it too. you have the freedom to come and go without your parents on your back but you still have the resources to support you if you need it. hampton deprives you of that. it is not their responsibility to deprive you of that freedom and experience. there is temptation in the real world and by them sheltering everyone they are doing nothing but holding there students back. and they are straight wrong for not being up front about it. im miserable and when people ask me about hampton im going to tell the truth. because not only am i upset with hampton, im upset with the people who are supposed to let us know if hampton is right for me. the students will sit there and tell you how you should go there and how great it is and then when you get there complain to you and tell you how much it sucks. well why didnt you tel me that before i came? i feel as though ive been trapped into this situation and robbed of the college experience. this is supposed to be something special, and thanks to hampton im miserable watching my friends enjoy life. anyone reading this that is thinking about hampton, make sure your prepared to not have any freedom. if so, then welcome home fellow hamptonian.

Poquoson, VA

#75 Aug 24, 2009
i wuntz my free munie
Ex employee

Gloucester, VA

#76 Aug 19, 2010
Where does all the money go that comes into the school? Certainly not to renovate or maintain the buildings. I had to quit my position at HU because the mold infestation. Many others left before me due to respiratory problems as a direct result of the mold and fears of cancer due to asbestos. This is kept quiet. Something should be done! It is a hypocracy to accept funds to research air quality issues and high cancer rates among minorities and do nothing about the working and living conditions for their own students and staff!!!
new student

Virginia Beach, VA

#77 Dec 6, 2012
Current HU Student wrote:
I can't deny most of anything what was posted.
I talked to some employees and the school is so broke many of the vendors are not beging paid. They cant get credit. We all need to start talking to the employees

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