Legacy of Heroes

Monday, September 11, 2017

Dear Howard University Community:
On behalf of the entire Howard University community, we salute and honor the courage of those who have committed their lives to serve and protect our campus, local, and global communities every day. On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 lives were lost in the towers of the World Trade Center. We promise never to forget the thousands of brave women and men first responders who ran towards danger to save others on that day. I am inspired by the survivors and families of 9/11 who, even in mourning, have exuded strength and remind us not only the importance of protecting our country but also of protecting our individual belief systems.

Title IX Update

Monday, September 11, 2017

Dear Howard University Community,
During a speech given last week, the U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos signaled changes will be forthcoming regarding how the Department of Education implements and enforces protections against sexual assault and gender-based misconduct under Title IX law. 

Defending DREAMers

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Dear Howard University Community,

I write to you today regarding a topic of significant importance to our nation because I firmly believe that our community has an important calling to demonstrate to the nation and the world that education remains America’s promise.

Howard Defeats UNLV in Historic Win

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Dear Howard University Community,

It is with great excitement that we congratulate the Howard University football team and coaching staff for their historic 43-40 win against University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) on September 2.  Led by coach Mike London, the Bison defeated the Rebels at Sam Boyd stadium, despite being 45-point underdogs. Sports analysts claimed this to be the biggest point-spread upset in college football history. This win exemplifies Coach London’s coined phrase – “Mission Possible!”

Howard's Commitment to Preventing Sexual Assault

Friday, September 1, 2017

Dear Howard University Community,

I write to share my thoughts on a matter that is extremely relevant, sensitive, and serious. Sexual assault and other forms of interpersonal violence are critical issues that will not be tolerated on our campus. It is a violation of the law and University policy. But more importantly, it is a breach that can diminish one’s humanity.