Howard University Students Reach Higher with FLOTUS, Nick Cannon and Seth Meyers
WASHINGTON (September 1, 2016) - First Lady Michelle Obama, Late Night’s Seth Meyers and Howard University student and television host Nick Cannon, were met with astounding cheers today after surprising approximately 250 freshmen with an impromptu visit. The back-to-school event, held in the University’s School of Business auditorium, engaged students in the higher education discussion.
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.
Welcome to Linda Johnson Rice for the John H. Johnson Endowed Chair of Entreprenuership Speaker Series Launch
WASHINGTON (October 20, 2016) - Johnson Publishing Company Chair Linda Johnson Rice will visit Howard University on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, to launch the John H. Johnson Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship Speaker Series named in honor of her late father. Mr. Johnson was the business and journalism pioneer who founded Johnson Publishing Company in 1945 and produced the iconic Ebony and Jet magazines.
“This endowed chair is a wonderful opportunity for the University to honor my father’s spirit and proud legacy by preparing the next generation of entrepreneurial trailblazers,” said Johnson Rice.
Julie Dash Joins the MFA in Film Program at Howard University
The New York Film Critics Circle has honored Howard University Professor Julie Dash with a 2016 Special Award for the 25th anniversary restoration of her acclaimed film Daughters of the Dust. Dash is the new Time-Warner Visiting Professor in the Department of Media, Journalism and Film at Howard University’s Cathy Hughes School of Communications. She is teaching in the MFA in Film Program this fall and will add an undergraduate film directing course in the spring.
Journey to 150: #HowardU150 Submissions
Want to be featured in our Journey to 150 #HowardU150 campaign where we highlight dynamic Bison Alumni & current students?! Send your hi-res candid, or headshot photo, and a quote, comment or memory on your Howard Experience to firstname.lastname@example.org with #Journeyto150 in the subject line to be considered!
Meet Mike London, the New Head Football Coach
Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick announced Mike London as the new head coach of the Howard University football team during a press conference today on the campus of Howard University.
Women's Tennis Predicted To Claim MEAC Northern Division Title
For the third straight season, the Howard University women's tennis team was voted by the coaches and sports information directors of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) to win the Northern Division, the league announced today. The Bison received nine first-place votes on their way to 179 points. The 2014 and 2015 MEAC Northern Division champs finished the 2016 season 10-7 overall and 5-1 in conference play.
Howard University Adds MGM Resorts, Starbucks Senior Executives to Board
Howard University announces the appointment of two new members to its board of trustees, James J. Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International and Chris Carr, executive vice president and chief procurement officer of Starbucks, effective immediately.
“Both Jim Murren and Chris Carr are exceptional executives with strong experience creating value for businesses and leading organizations through the complexities of a dynamic and changing world,” said Stacey J. Mobley, Esq., chairman of the board of trustees. “We are very excited they are joining our board.”
Office of the President: Bison Beat January 2017
The January edition of President Wayne A. I. Frederick’s Bison Beat
newsletter features stories about Howard promoting health and wellness, new appointments at the University, 150th Charter Day event updates and more.
#Bison It's Your Turn#Bison
It's Your Turn! You can be featured in our official Sesquicentennial campaign! Here's how:
*Must include your year of matriculation and area of study. Students, Faculty, Staff & Alumni are eligible.
- Select a Hi-Resolution photo (Headshot or Candid)
- Describe in a quote of 2 sentences or less what our theme "The Time Is Always Now" means to you
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Innovative Partnership with Corvias to Enhance Student Housing
President Wayne Frederick announced our new partnership with Corvias for the renovation of the East & West Towers. Corvias has raised $144 million in investments for the project, which will be used to provide $71 million in construction, management, and maintenance of the Plaza Towers. Howard retains full decision-making authority over the project.
Office of the President: Bison Beat March 2017
The March edition of the Bison Beat
newsletter, from President Wayne A. I. Frederick, features information about Howard’s record-breaking Charter Day Dinner net proceeds, domestic and international Alternative Spring Break initiatives and more.
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2017 Alumni Trustee Candidates
Congratulations to our candidates for Alumni Trustee Election 2017: Charlie Lewis, Eugene "Rock" Newman, Lisa Maria Pope and Bruce H. Williams! The 2017 Alumni Trustee Election opens April 12th at 12:01 a.m.
2017 Alumni Luncheon Snapshots
Each year the Alumni Luncheon is an opportunity to bring together alumni from across the generations to share in a celebratory luncheon about the joy of being a Howard graduate and the pride of longevity and legacy. Over 330 alumni had lunch together this year. The program was hosted by alumna Molette Green '91, NBC4 Washington Broadcast Journalist and WHUR FM News Reporter. Reunion classes ending in 2's and 7's across the decades enjoyed a champagne reception and a lively lunch program.
Here are a few photos from the luncheon.
Bison STEM Scholars Program Selects Inaugural Cohort
Thirty-two incoming Howard University students from 15 states across the country have been selected as the inaugural cohort of the Bison STEM Scholars Program (BSSP). Designed to attract and prepare high-achieving high school students interested in studying a STEM-related discipline in pursuit of a Ph.D. or a dual M.D./Ph.D. degree, BSSP will present opportunities for participants to become researchers, educators and leading practitioners.
Alumni and Student Reception in Accra, Ghana
Recently an Alumni and Student Reception was held in Accra, Ghana and it went exceedingly well. The event had over 100 attendees including over 30 students (Law, Medicine, Education, COAS, Pharmacy, Graduate, etc.) The photographs are from a student service learning activity at Wesley Methodist School and alumni in the midst of forming a new alumni club in Accra.
Howard University to Host 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
Howard University is proud to announce that it has been selected as a partner with the “Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders” for the fourth consecutive year. Howard University is currently hosting 25 of Africa’s brightest emerging Public Management leaders for a six-week academic and leadership institute sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
The Mandela Washington Fellowship, is the flagship program of former President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). YALI empowers young African leaders through academic coursework, leadership training, mentoring, networking, professional opportunities, and support for activities in their communities.
Ordering Your HU Transcript is Easy
The Office of the Registrar is pleased to have launched a new electronic transcript processing and delivery system starting summer 2017. Alumni may request their official transcripts through the National Student Clearinghouse Transcript Ordering service.
*Electronic transcript processing is only available for 1990 graduates to present. Other transcript ordering options are available for 1989 and earlier. Please go to the clearinghouse site for more information.
Howard University to Install Dr. Yolanda Pierce as First Woman Dean of Divinity School
Dr. Yolanda Pierce will be installed as dean of Howard University’s School of Divinity, the first woman to hold the position.
The installation of Dr. Yolanda Pierce as the sixteenth dean and first woman to hold the position is a watershed moment in the life of Howard University and Howard University School of Divinity.
The installation service will take place on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m., in Dunbarton Chapel in Houston Hall on the West Campus.
HU Biologist’s Participation in Study Leads to Genetic Discovery
Howard University Department of Biology Assistant Professor Michael C. Campbell and an international team of scientists led by members of Professor Sarah Tishkoff’s lab at the University of Pennsylvania have identified new variants in or near the SLC24A5, MFSD12, DDB1, TMEM138, OCA2 and HERC2 genes that are responsible for skin color in modern humans.
DAR Office Relocation
Howard University's Division of Development and Alumni Relations has relocated. The new office is located at 1851 9th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 at the corner of 9th and T streets.
DAR contact phone numbers, Web sites and e-mail addresses have not changed. You can still reach the main office at 202-238-2430.
Howard University's School of Business EMBA ranked one of the best by College Choice
Howard University’s Online Executive MBA (EMBA) has been ranked among the 30 Best Executive MBA Degrees for 2017. The ranking from College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, put Howard University at #30 for the Best Executive MBA Degrees. The full ranking is available here
"The Faculty of the School of Business is very proud of this ranking which is a reflection of their commitment to providing a high-quality executive management program," stated Barron H. Harvey, Ph.D., dean of the Howard University School of Business.
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If you are 70 ½ or older, you can give up to $100,000 from your IRA to Howard. You won’t be taxed on the transfer and it satisfies your required distribution. Best of all, it’s easy and helps Howard further its mission.
Please contact us or your IRA administrator by December 31st to make a difference this year with your IRA.
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