Response to Devastating Tornado

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Dear Howard University Community, 

As the devastation continues to be calculated from this weekend’s spate of tornadoes that struck the Midwest, we must turn our hearts, our minds and our actions to all those affected by this crisis. People have lost their lives and their loved ones; they have lost their homes and their possessions; they have lost jobs and livelihoods. Within our own Howard community, there are students, staff and faculty members who are undoubtedly hurting as they have strong roots and connections to the affected areas.  

Recognizing WHUR’s 50th Anniversary

Monday, December 13, 2021

Dear Howard University Community,

On Friday, December 10, the award-winning radio station, 96.3 WHUR, celebrated its 50th anniversary, a special milestone for this cornerstone institution of our region. On behalf of the entire extended Howard and local D.C. community, I want to congratulate WHUR on a wonderful 50 years devoted to the highest standards of excellence.  

Thanksgiving 2021

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Dear Howard University Community,
On this Thanksgiving, I am called to deliver a simple message felt to the very depths of my being: I am grateful for Howard University, grateful for what the Mecca has done for me, for my family, for society, for the country and for the world.

Vernon E. Jordan Jr. Fellowship and Library Donation

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Dear Howard University Community,

Since the passing of Vernon E. Jordan Jr., civil rights icon, esteemed alumnus of the Howard University School of Law and past member of Howard’s Board of Trustees, we have embarked upon an institutional quest to honor his legacy. Today, I am overjoyed to announce yet another step forward in our efforts to pay tribute to his titanic influence and ensure that his name continues to inspire those on our campus.

It's Time to Move Forward as One Howard

Monday, November 15, 2021

Dear Howard University Community, 
Howard University is pleased to announce that we have come to an agreement with the students who occupied Blackburn. This is a welcome step forward as we continue to bring together our Howard community.  
About one month ago, student protesters initiated their occupation of Blackburn. Today, they have agreed to leave Blackburn, and I also expect non-student protesters to depart the surrounding area – and to end their occupation of the campus.