Commemorating Veterans Day

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Dear Howard University Community:
I would like to express thanks to the military veterans of our nation for their selfless service and dedication to the freedom and defense of our country. In recognition of the Veterans Day holiday, the University will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. The University will reopen on Monday, Nov.13, 2017.
The Faculty Practice Plan will continue to operate business as usual on Friday because of the nature of the services they render. Only essential employees are expected to report to work on Friday. Essential services include those provided by ETS, WHUR-FM, WHUR-TV, Physical Facilities Management, Public Safety, and the Howard University Hospital.

Presidential Citation

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Dear Howard University Community:
During yesterday’s Full Faculty Senate meeting, I had the opportunity to address the group and provide answers to pressing questions on an array of topics. We engaged in thought-provoking and solution-driven dialogue on topics such as emergency response plans, faculty and student research, faculty development, finances, academic prioritization, strategic planning and mechanisms for driving Howard University forward.
At the conclusion of the meeting, I took the opportunity to highlight faculty accomplishments,
and, with excitement, awarded Professor Harrell from the Department of Psychology with a Presidential Citation.

HBCU Meeting Statement

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Earlier today, presidents and board chairs representing 27 Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCUs) convened at Howard University to discuss the challenges specific to HBCUs and collaborative opportunities to advance our collective goals. All HBCU presidents and their board chairs were invited and we were very pleased with today’s turnout. The group formally adopted the name “HBCU Leadership Caucus.”

The convening afforded a unique occasion for the group to privately, openly and honestly discuss meaningful ways to address issues that impact all HBCUs, such as student success, student enrollment, financial matters and governance challenges. Leveraging joint knowledge and insights, we also had a rich dialogue about the future of HBCUs.

President Frederick Video Message

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Dear Howard University Community,

Please watch this video to hear President Wayne A. I. Frederick’s message regarding today’s incident on campus.

All Clear on Potential Gunman

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Dear Howard University Community,
At approximately 11:52 this afternoon, Howard University received a call from students in the Ralph Bunche Center reporting a shooting at the College of Medicine. Officers at the College of Medicine responded immediately and did not hear or see anything suspicious. During the time of the search, the Metropolitan Police Department received anonymous calls of a potential armed gunman on campus. 
In accordance with safety protocols, authorities safely evacuated and cleared several buildings including the Administration Building, the Mudd Building, College of Medicine, and the Annex building which houses the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. Canine units were deployed to sweep the buildings. The University Community was asked to stay in place and shelter in place.