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AP: Va student expelled for election racial uproar

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 13, 2012 at 1:13 pm •  Published: December 13, 2012
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The night after the Hampden-Sydney problems, nearly 300 members of the campus community gathered to discuss what had happened. Many spoke out against the actions of the students outside the union, Howard said.

"There were a lot more at that town hall meeting denouncing what happened than the knuckleheads who were misbehaving terribly that night," Howard said in an interview then.

Hampden-Sydney, located about 60 miles southwest of Richmond, has a black enrollment approaching 9 percent of its 1,080 students. The private, tradition-bound school was founded in 1775 and is one of only three all-male colleges in the U.S.

The campus is known for its decorum and honor code. Visitors are greeted by passers-by, backpacks are left lying around without fear of theft and students dress in coat and tie for football games.

Students are expected to hew two standards of honorable behavior:

"The Hampden-Sydney student will behave as a gentleman at all times and in all places."

"The Hampden-Sydney student will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor tolerate those who do."

Its former students have included a president, William Henry Harrison, and comedian Stephen Colbert.

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Hampden-Sydney College: www.hsc.edu