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Howard and the National Museum of African American History and Culture

On the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. resides the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. Dr. Kenvi Phillips is the Assistant Curator of Manuscripts. This treasured repository holds a historic collection of books, periodicals and papers relating to the black experience in America and around the world. Several historical artifacts are now on loan to the Smithsonian.

Sean “Diddy” Combs Pledges One Million Dollars To His Alma Mater Howard University
Sean “Diddy” Combs, the Chairman, CEO and Founder of Combs Enterprises, made a one-million-dollar ($1,000,000) pledge to the School of Business at Howard University.
Alumni On the Move 9/21/2016 -  President Obama to Award 2015 National Humanities Medal to Howard Alumnus Isabel Wilkerson '84

President Barack Obama announced Isabel Wilkerson '84, a Howard alumna and 2012 Honorary Doctor of Letters recipient , as one of the distinguished recipients of the 2015 National Humanities Medal. President Obama will award the 2015 National Humanities Medal in conjunction with the National Medal of Arts during a White House ceremony on September 22. The ceremony will stream live at

Bravo, Isabel Wilkerson, Bravo!

Alumni/Faculty On the Move 9/21/2016 -  Dr. Dana Williams (MA '95, PhD '98) Nominee for Member, National Council on the Humanities

President Barack H. Obama announced his intent to nominate Howard University 's very own, Dr. Dana Williams (M.A. '95, Ph.D '98; Department Chair, Department of English), as a Member for the National Council on the Humanities.

Dr. Williams previously served as a Faculty Fellow at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University from 2008 to 2009 and an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University from 1999 to 2003. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Black American Literature and Culture Forum for the Modern Languages Association, and recently served as President of the College Language Association and the Association of the Departments of English Executive Committee.

Congratulations Dr. Williams!

Alumni On the Move 9/28/2016 -  Dr. Leonard Edloe '68

On July 30, 2016 Dr. Leonard Edloe College of Pharmacy '68 was honored by the National Pharmaceutical Association with the Chauncey I. Cooper Excellence Award during thier National Convention held in Atlanta, GA for outstanding achievement in the profession. Dr. Edloe stated during his acceptance award that this award means so much to him because Dr. Chauncey I. Cooper was the first African-American Dean of a College of Pharmacy in the United States and the first Dean of the College of Pharmacy at Howard University. Dr. Cooper also founded the National Pharmaceutical Association in 1947 because most African-American Pharmacists could not join the American Pharmaceutical Association.

Congratulations Dr. Edloe on receiving such a distinguished award!

Constitution Day Brings Judge Merrick Garland to Howard

On Tuesday September 20th, Howard University School of Law students got a special visit from Supreme Court nominee Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in celebration of Constitution Day. This year's theme focused on citizenship and a commemoration of the 1866 Civil Rights Act.

The Q & A styled “Arm Chair Conversation” with Dean Danielle Holley-Walker hosting, centered around the importance of public service, success in law school, and the judge’s personal journey in the legal field. View Constitution Day here:


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2016 Homecoming 5K
Oct 15

All proceeds will be donated to Emergence Community Arts Collective.

2016 Homecoming LGBTA Renaissance Reception
Oct 20

The Renaissance Reception is Howard University's (HU) Official LGBTA Homecoming event. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for Bison family and friends (Allies) to support their HU-LGBT brothers and sisters. Contributions will support the ongoing development of the Lavender Fund which will promote a culture of inclusion through scholarship, research and services; and, address the persistent pathology of homophobia in the African-American community.

2016 Homecoming Presidential Party
Oct 22
The Presidential Party will be hosted by the 17th president of Howard University, Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick. This event will include a private donor VIP reception starting at 7 p.m., and will then turn into a Homecoming party for friends and alumni, ending at 2 a.m. We will have a few, special, invited celebrity artists in addition to two celebrity DJs. Beer and wine included, plus a cash bar. Attire is 'cocktail chic.' 21 and over only.
School of Divinity Centennial (100th) Alumni Convocation
Nov 09

You are invited to attend the Centennial Howard University School of Divinity Alumni Convocation. VISION 100 - Celebrating a Century of Achievement; Capturing the Present Opportunities; and, Charting the Course of our Future. November 9-10, 2016
Dr. Cheryl J. Sanders, HUSD Professor of Christian Ethics, Centennial Convocation Chairperson

Howard University Athletic Department 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Nov 19
Howard University Athletic Department 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, sponsored by Bison Express—the official alumni support organization of Howard University Athletics-will honor the 2016 induction class on Saturday, November 19, 2016 7:00PM at Armour J. Blackburn University Center. $125.00 per person

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