Many of you may have read yesterday’s article in The Washington Post that attempts to discredit the phenomenal work we do every day serving patients. I am troubled by what was written, specifically the accusations of gaps in care and patient safety. The article is driven by dated information and focuses on cases more than a decade old. It completely ignores present day practices we employ to deliver quality patient care. We all know that Howard University Hospital is a much better hospital than the one portrayed in the article.
Your recent letter to the Howard University community was a welcome insight and reflection on the cultivation of a dynamic environment for the University's future. The Council of Deans writes to express our support of President Wayne Frederick, Provost Anthony Wutoh, and all the collective efforts to propel our esteemed institution forward.
I am proud to announce a new partnership with Google and the launch of ‘Howard West,’ a three-month, summer Computer Science residency for rising juniors and seniors in the University’s Computer Science program. The residency includes a dedicated workspace on Google’s Mountain View campus and a generous stipend to cover housing and other expenses in Silicon Valley.
The recent Charter Day Convocation and Sesquicentennial celebratory events were monumental milestones for our community; a time to celebrate, reflect and look to our future. The occasion called for highlighting Howard’s distinctive legacy of academic excellence and the many contributions we’ve made to society since our founding. We honored the leadership role we have played and continue to exercise in advancing myriad issues impacting the African Diaspora. Importantly, we experienced unprecedented fundraising success.
Earlier this week, I had an opportunity to speak with students, faculty, staff, and alumni concerned with the current Administration’s immigration policy pronouncements and the impact it may have on undocumented Howard students or those vulnerable to these policies. I share the concerns expressed. In response to these concerns and inquiries regarding the University’s position on these matters and requests to declare Howard a sanctuary campus, I offer the following commitments: