Office of the President: Respecting the Life and Legacy of Aretha Franklin

Friday, August 31, 2018

Dear Howard University Community,
 
I wish to express my deep condolences on the passing of iconic artist and activist, Aretha Franklin. The 76-year legacy of the “Queen of Soul” is being celebrated today in her beloved hometown of Detroit, MI, yet her memory and music continue to live. 
 
She was far more than simply an entertainer and used her platform at the height of the Civil Rights Movement to advocate for equal rights and respect for women. 
 

Office of the President: Howard University Launches HU Stands

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Dear Howard University Community,
 
Incidents of sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and other forms of interpersonal violence have become a widespread crisis on college campuses across the country – RAINN reports 11.2 percent of all students experience rape or sexual assault. With epidemic statistics such as this, Howard is not immune to these incidents occurring on our campus.  However, Howard University is focused and committed to providing an academic and work environment that is free from all forms of sexual and gender-based harassment and discrimination.
 

Updates regarding Department of Education Program Review Process

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Dear Howard University Community,

In alignment with my commitment to continuous progress and providing regular updates to the Howard Community, I am writing today to share developments impacting the Office of Financial Aid and financial aid distribution at the University. Transforming that office to more effectively administer aid and improve levels of service provided remain a top priority of my administration.   

Office of the President: Welcome Letter

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Dear Howard University Community,

I have spent the majority of my professional and academic career—most of my life in fact—on Howard University’s campus. Yet there is still nothing quite like the beginning of a new academic year. The quest for new knowledge at the Capstone inspires us to collectively pen new chapters of our story as we expand upon our legacy of excellence in truth and service.
 

Office of the President: Presidential Address for Incoming Students

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Dear Howard University Community,
 
On Friday, August 24, 2018, President Wayne A. I. Frederick will deliver his annual presidential welcome address to the Class of 2022 from 10-11 a.m. in Cramton Auditorium.

As a tradition sown into Howard University’s legacy, all freshmen and transfer students are expected to attend Dr. Frederick’s address. Due to a large number of incoming students, all are encouraged to arrive early enough to find a seat and enjoy the full program.
 
Freshmen and transfer students will be excused from classes from 10-11 a.m. on August 24 in order to attend this event.

Excellence in Truth and Service,

Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA
President

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