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Hampton University offers second free semester to Bahamas students displaced by Dorian

After Hurricane Dorian ravaged parts of the Caribbean, Hampton University granted students in the Bahamas one free semester. Now, the school is offering one more.

HAMPTON, Va. — It's a gift that makes the lives of students from the Bahamas a little easier after Hurricane Dorian devastated their home.

Back in September, Hampton University offered college students at the University of the Bahamas who were displaced by Dorian the chance to take classes for free during the 2019 fall semester.

President Dr. William R. Harvey wanted to further the offer a little more. The students not will get one free semester -- they'll get two!

Harvey announced that all the displaced students would be able to attend Hampton for the full spring semester in 2020 free of charge.

Nearly four dozen students came from the University of Bahamas in September, weeks after Dorian hit the Grand Bahama Island.

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"Thankfulness is a virtue and every single one of you who I’ve talked with appears to be so thankful for what we have done,” Dr. Harvey said. “I’m going to issue a blanket order that those of you who are in good standing, academically and socially, I’m going to let you come back another semester, under the same auspices. Room, board, and tuition. Free.” 

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