Statement on Immigration Ban

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Yesterday, President Trump released a revised executive order that outlines changes to the previously released 90-day ban on immigrant travel to the United States. The new directive takes effect on March 16 and suspends the issuance of new visas for travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen for 90 days. Current visa holders and those with legal permanent resident status are not included.  The order will also suspend refugee entries for 120 days.

We remain deeply troubled by this ban and the impact it is having on our community. There are Howard University community members that will be directly or indirectly impacted by these policies.

Statement on Freedom of Speech

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

"Howard University is committed to the principles of free speech, public protest, and inclusivity, even though these ideals may sometimes conflict with one another. However, our commitment to the safety, well-being, and support of the Howard University community remains our highest priority.


Statement on Meeting with Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos

Thursday, February 9, 2017

“Howard University is pleased that Betsy Devos, the new Secretary of Education, chose to visit our institution as her first official campus visit.We have a longstanding, successful relationship with the Department of Education and I look forward to advancing this relationship under the Secretary’s leadership.