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BISON BEAT A Monthly N e ws l e tte r f r o m the O f f i c e o f the P res i d en t VOLUME 1 ISSUE 2 INSIDE SERVICE & GIVING 2 EXCELLENCE AT HOWARD 3 AROUND CAMPUS 4-5 HOWARD IN THE NEWS 6 VIEW HOLIDAY VIDEO Dear Howard University Community: Welcome to another edition of Bison Beat. The passing of Nelson Mandela provided an opportunity for reflection on the indelible mark he left on the world and his deep connection to Howard University. Several of our faculty members were featured in local, national and international media as they shared their memories of his visit to our campus in 1994 and of how he transformed South Africa.While we mourn his death, we also celebrate his life and legacy. I invite you to visit our exciting multimedia exhibition at the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Nelson Mandela: Character, Comrade, Leader, Prisoner, Negotiator, Statesman. There are many ways to give to our students, colleges, schools and academic research initiatives. I encourage you to take a moment to read the Service & Giving section. You can designate your contribution towards a specific academic department or college, program or initiative. By giving, you help preserve our traditions and advance our mission. I thank the Alumni Clubs of the Research Triangle and Charlotte for hosting me for a regional reception in Durham, N.C., on Dec. 15. Special thanks also to the Alumni Club of Baltimore for the Dec. 19, reception. It is always a pleasure to connect with fellow Bison. I am looking forward to my visit with NewYork City alumni in January. As interim president, I am firmly committed to engaging alumni in the student recruitment process. In the coming days, we will reach out to alumni clubs across the country for volunteers interested in participating in a new interviewing process for select, prospective students applying for the 2014-2015 academic year. We see many opportunities as we assess our response to the challenges. Our plans include, re-engineering the workforce, maximizing operational efficiencies and investments toward academic excellence. I personally thank you for rallying around the Capstone in 2013! Our coming together bodes well for a bright and prosperous 2014 on the Hilltop. I would like to wish you and your family a very happy holiday season and a wonderful NewYear. In Truth and Service, Wayne A.I. Frederick Interim President

President's Bison Beat December 2013

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