Office of the President: Update on Health Care in Ward 7 and 8

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Dear Howard University Community,
 
On Friday, August 10, 2018, Mayor Muriel Bowser and her administration announced plans to partner with George Washington University Hospital to improve access to high-quality healthcare services for DC residents living in Wards 7 and 8. As a fellow healthcare provider and Level 1 Trauma Center, Howard University Hospital (HUH) stands committed to support any improvements that will benefit all residents living east of the Anacostia River.

Office of the President: Welcome Home Bison

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Dear Howard University Community,
 
There is a regular cadence to life on our campus from Opening Convocation to Commencement and everything in between. One of the most meaningful moments is New Student Move-In. A special thanks must be extended to our Department of Residence Life and all of those who volunteered to ensure successful and smooth move-in exercises. 
 
This year is my fourth as president of Howard University, yet it remains inspiring to hear the stories of struggle and accomplishment represented by each incoming freshman. Whether they moved from across town or from halfway around the world, each new student chose to come here because of their conviction that a Howard education would help them attain their goals. 
 

Office of the President: Passing of Ronald Dellums

Friday, August 10, 2018

Dear Howard University Community,

Office of the President: Customer Service Initiative

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Dear Howard University Employees,
 
Following yesterday’s Employee Appreciation Day, I am especially reminded that every member of the Howard University family—our faculty and staff—has an impact on the success of our students. Whether directly or indirectly, each of us plays an essential role in enabling Howard to provide exceptional and educational opportunities to fulfill its mission of developing global leaders. We take pride in witnessing our faculty and staff maintain a helpful and service-driven spirit in every interaction.
 

Office of the President: Honoring Nelson Mandela's Legacy

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

On July 18, 1918, before he became the courageous, determined freedom fighter that we are familiar with, Nelson Mandela was given the forename Rolihlahla. In Xhosa, one of the official languages of South Africa, Rolihlahla translates to “pulling the branch of a tree,” though its colloquial meaning more accurately translates to “troublemaker.” Later in life, he was also known by his clan name, Madiba.
 
Today, a century after the birth of Nelson Mandela, a man who many would consider humanity’s greatest champion for civil and human rights, who in the face of incomprehensible violence and oppression remained a peaceful crusader for justice, I cannot help but reflect on his legacy and the true meaning of “troublemaker”.
 

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