Office of the President: Unity is Strength #HowardMedicineMatters

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Dear Howard University Community,

Office of the President: Passing of Former President George H. W. Bush

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Dear Howard University Community,
I wish to express my sincere condolences on the passing of former President George H. W. Bush. Mr. Bush’s 94-year legacy was celebrated today at the Washington National Cathedral.
In May 1981, during his tenure as Vice President of the United States under the Reagan administration, Bush was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. Howard’s thirteenth president, President James E. Cheek, thanked Bush for his “friendship . . . and continued advocacy of our cause.” President Cheek—a Republican—was the University's second-longest serving president and also its youngest elected president at age 36.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Dear Howard University Community:
It is with great pride that I thank each of you for rallying to express your support of Howard University College of Medicine and HowardUniversity Hospital. The progress that we have made thus far to influence today’s vote by D.C. Council is a testament to the power of Howard’s voice when we join together. We can effect change when we exercise our voice.
The D.C. Council is positioned to approve legislation TODAY that will pave the way for an exclusive deal for a new hospital on St. Elizabeths campus.

Office of the President: Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Dear Howard University Family,
While we all may celebrate Thanksgiving in different ways, we can agree that it is important to pause, reflect on what we have accomplished this school year, and give thanks to all of the dedicated Bison, friends, and family who have contributed to our progress along the way.
I want to take a moment to thank each of you, my fellow Bison family members, for all that you have contributed and sacrificed to make this school year one that we can boast of proudly. Through your work and dedication, we continue to advance the University’s mission and uphold our commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service.

Office of The President: East End Equity Act

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Dear Howard University Community,
The healthcare landscape of Washington, D.C. is at a critical juncture. The Government of the District of Columbia recently signed an exclusive agreement to build a new 150-bed hospital in Southeast D.C. The proposal includes urgent care and ambulatory facilities in D.C. Wards 7 and 8, which will become a part of a comprehensive healthcare network connected to the new hospital.
As a staunch advocate of improving the health outcomes among the city’s most vulnerable populations, Howard University supports a new “East End” hospital. However, granting an exclusive deal that excludes Howard’s ability to operate at the new hospital will have severe consequences for Howard University Hospital (HUH) and the HU College of Medicine.