Statement Re Unrest in Charlottesville, VA

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Dear Howard University Community:

As many of you know, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency today after unrest in Charlottesville, Va. This morning, counter-protesters gathered in Emancipation Park in anticipation of a Unite the Right rally, a gathering of White nationalist groups who are promoting White Supremacy. The aim of the rally was to protest the removal of a statue honoring Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

White nationalists and counter-protesters clashed violently and a car plowed into a group described as "anti-racist" demonstrators, killing one person and injuring 19 others. Thankfully, clergy members and other activists’ groups met those white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and Ku Klux Klan members with opposition standing in a line singing "This Little Light of Mine" to drown out the profanity and slurs. "Love has already won. We have already won."

Howard Manor

Friday, July 28, 2017

Dear Howard University Community,

Many of you may have read The Washington Post article dated June 24, 2017, which commented on the progress of the relocation and modernization efforts at the Howard Manor. One of the principles of Howard University’s future vision is to ensure that our real estate holdings are positioned for the highest and best use to serve the needs of our students, faculty and staff. Therefore, I directed the University’s Real Estate team to conduct a thorough and careful assessment of our real estate assets, including the Howard Manor. During this evaluation, studies revealed that the Howard Manor was in dire need of repair and raised concerns over the health and well-being of its occupants. Consequently, we quickly informed the occupants of our intent to conduct a full modernization of the building to meet the standards that have been set for all University facilities.

HUH Statement From CEO

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

At Howard University Hospital, our highest purpose is the safety and well-being of every patient.

The video is profoundly disturbing to watch and does not reflect our core values – dignity, compassion and respect for every single person that entrusts us with their care. It depicts procedures that we do not and will never tolerate.

On April 24th, the woman featured in the video was appropriately treated by Howard University Hospital for medical issues and was recommended for discharge. The actions taken after her discharge, however, were a significant departure from the normal process.

Upon receipt of the video, taken by a bystander, HUH took immediate action and launched a thorough investigation. The individuals involved in this incident have been removed from their duties pending the outcome of this investigation.

Letter from HU BOT on ‘Vote of No Confidence

Monday, April 10, 2017

Dear Members of the Howard University Faculty Senate:

The Board of Trustees is charged with exercising final authority and responsibility for University governance. This is a purview and priority we take very seriously. Our objective is to participate with the Administration and Faculty Senate in a partnership, based on mutual respect, for shared responsibility of the University. Our collective efforts should result in advancing teaching and scholarly excellence, enhancing productivity, and driving Howard University to achieve its unique contemporary mission.

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Friday, March 31, 2017

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