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HAMPTON, VA. — The federal government has awarded $5.3 million to Hampton University to buy equipment and make other improvements.

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

Harvey says the university will use the money to renovate instructional facilities, support faculty, develop classes in disciplines in which African-Americans are underrepresented and other improvements.

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