April 2019 Bison Beat

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A Monthly Newsletter from the Office of the President

BISON BEAT April 2019 | Volume 8 Issue 2

“CO LLEG E S U CC ES S AND P REPA REDNESS” HOWARD FORWARD EDITION


Inside AROUND CAMPUS

Dear Howard Community, In 1988, I came to Howard University as a 16-year-old freshman. At that time, I was a part of the largest incoming class, with approximately 2,000 students. Some of my classmates were Shaka Hislop, Kasim Reed and Sean “Diddy” Combs—to name a few. Now, I have the pleasure of serving as the 17th president of Howard University. When I was the same age as our incoming freshmen, I would have never imagined that I would one day serve as president of my alma mater. That is what Howard does best—it sees in you more than you could ever see in yourself. Howard University’s core values of excellence, leadership, truth and service are the foundation of our mission and the source of our vision for advancement. In our history, we have produced four Rhodes scholars, two Marshall scholars, 20 Rangel fellows, and more than 70 Fulbright scholars. We are the “Greatest Resource for Minority Business Students” as reported in The Princeton Review and Howard University is ranked No. 89 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges and Universities list.

While we are committed to academic excellence, developing scholars and professionals who will drive change and make significant contributions to solving contemporary global problems is inherent in our approach. An academic course of study without consideration of why this knowledge is being gained and how we serve the communities that need and want our help is the antithesis of our mission. This experience is unique to Howard University. This institution has a prevailing legacy that is built upon, rather than rested on, and this fall our incoming students will begin their journey to join the ranks. I look forward to welcoming the class of 2023 to campus in a few short months and witnessing all their future successes.

Excellence in Truth and Service,

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Coming Full Circle

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The Legacy Lives On

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Welcome Class of 2023

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By the Numbers: Undergraduate Admission

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“me too.” Visits Howard

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Promote, Pledge, Educate

10 The Fierce Urgency of Now 11 Howard Law Celebrates 150 12 Class is in Session 13 Curated Conversations 14 Run to Cure Sickle Cell

Wayne A. I. Frederick. M.D., MBA PRESIDENT

15 Undergraduates Receive Distinguished Awards

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Coming Full Circle

Your daughter is set to graduate in May from the School of Communications. How did you prepare her for academic life at Howard? I am so proud of my daughter, Sarai Charles. It was important for me as a single mother to be an example. I reminded her that Howard will provide many life experiences, but academics are most important. When she entered Howard, she hadn’t yet declared a major, but I encouraged her to ask questions, build relationships, explore opportunities and advocate for herself.

School of Communications alumnae Shawna Charles, Ph.D., shares her insights on college preparedness and success, and how her most pivotal moment at Howard has come full circle. What did you learn at Howard that helped you adjust to the rigors of academics, as well as life after undergrad? I was fortunate to attend a summer program created by former Howard University alumna and Professor Georgiana Aboko-Cole, Ph.D. That summer program was instrumental to my success because it helped me adjust to the academics and expectations at Howard University, as well as life after undergrad. Thanks to the summer program and my time at HU, I learned the importance of exposure and access, and that I could do anything. Howard was my first experience as an adult and during that time I learned it was OK to be myself—I could make mistakes, get back up, try again and still succeed.

Why Howard?

The Legacy Lives On Howard University has a powerful legacy that is built upon rather than rested on, and this fall and more than 1,000 legacy students will begin their journey to join the ranks. On April 6, I had the pleasure of hosting the Accepted Legacy Student Reception, which was emceed by Triscina Grey from WHUR-FM 96.3, and hosted by Darryl Wiggins, founder of Document Manager. This reception is specifically for accepted students who are continuing their family’s legacy of a Howard education. At HU, we are committed to academic excellence to develop scholars and professionals who will drive change and make significant contributions by creating solutions to contemporary global problems, especially disparities impacting the African diaspora. These incoming students represent the best of what the world has to offer in terms of students who are entering Universities today.

I was introduced to Howard when my cousin Dr. Michelle Charles graduated from the College of Dentistry. I remember seeing a sea of black people, and not just ordinary black people but happy black scholars. I never experienced such pride, joy and laughter, and I wanted that for myself and my child.

I know that these students, like the family members who inspired them to attend Howard, have the power to become successful political scientists, lawyers, doctors, teachers, engineers, communications professionals, theologians, award-winning athletes and, perhaps, the next president of Howard.

I also chose Howard because I attended a predominantly white high school and after that graduation experience I couldn’t see myself anywhere else. I am happy Sarai chose Howard because it has changed her life. She left Beverly Hills School insecure and unsure of herself, but when she leaves Howard, I know she will be a secure, confident and strong black woman.

Howard is a powerful and impactful institution: We are the leading educator of minority physicians for the entire country and the health sciences program has conferred more than 28,300 doctoral degrees to scientists and health care professionals.

What was your most pivotal experience at Howard? I’ve had many defining moments at Howard; however, having my daughter during sophomore year is the most pivotal. I was scared and afraid and I wasn't sure what to do or how this would impact my education. Fortunately, I received an immeasurable amount of love and support from Howard University. My professors, as well as my friends, rallied around me to make sure I was supported and remained on track to graduate. Throughout my pregnancy and after, all my medical care was covered by Howard. I gave birth to my daughter on Oct. 18, 1997 at Howard University Hospital under the care of Dr. Rita Matory. Once it was time for me to return to my classes, I was allowed to bring my daughter to class and continue my studies. If it wasn’t for my family, friends and the support from Howard, I’m not sure I would have been able to complete my education. Sarai’s graduation from Howard 20 years after mine is incredibly meaningful to me, my family and friends. This will be her second time walking across the stage—the first, I held her in my arms as she walked with me—but this time she’ll walk on her own with the love and support of her family and friends to cheer her across the finish line.

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What can your fellow alumni do to prepare their children or family members who have their sights set on Howard University? Don't let your children live vicariously through your experiences. Share with them the experiences, the growth, the stories and the pride that we have as Bison. Allow them to experience and emerge into the culture for themselves. Excellence in Truth and Service, SHAWNA CHARLES, PH.D. (B.A. ’99)

H OWAR D H AS P R OD UCE D :

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RHODES SCHOLARS

2

MARSHALL SCHOLARS

20

RANGEL FELLOWS

70+

FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS

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By the Numbers

Undergraduate Admissions

NUMBER OF APPLICANTS

20,992

Welcome Class of 2023

AVERAGE GPA 3.65

What is the second largest major represented?

AVERAGE SAT 1227

NUMBER OF STUDENTS ACCEPTED: 7,431

STATE WITH SECOND LARGEST NO. OF ACCEPTED STUDENTS?

AVERAGE ACT 25 P OL ITICAL S CIEN CE

HOW MANY INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED?

Number of women choosing the sciences? Applicants: 3,830 Admitted: 1,611

This year’s Accepted Student Day (ASD) welcomed more than 3,500 potential students and their families to explore the campus, ask questions and get a taste of the campus culture before enrolling as a freshman in the fall.

pointed out to those in attendance that Howard ranks as a top producer of black medical school applicants in the nation, as well as the leading producer of applicants of the nation’s most prestigious MBA programs. I also shared that Howard produces 40 percent of black dentists each year and of the nation’s 200 black dermatologists, 82 are Howard graduates.

The program featured actor and alumnus Anthony Anderson from the hit ABC Series “black-ish” as the master of ceremonies. There were also performances by Howard University's “Showtime” Marching Band and Afro Blue vocal jazz ensemble, followed by an afternoon of visits to specific academic schools and colleges.

Students noted that they felt at ease during ASD. Chynna Redd, who traveled from Boston with her parents, said she normally doesn’t see a lot of students of color but felt none of the “culture shock” she expected given her schooling background, which differs greatly from the Howard atmosphere she experienced during her visit.

Accepted students and their families heard presentations from student affairs, financial aid and top institutional leaders. During the ceremony, I

This program allows students and their families the opportunity to experience Howard, and for those who chose Howard, I am excited to welcome them into our family.

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New York

232

TOP 10 MA JOR S:

Available Seats for Freshman Class

(822) 11%

Biology Political Science Psychology

2,000 (1,702 available as of 4/17)

WHAT IS THE LARGEST MAJOR REPRESENTED?

Biology

Undetermined Nursing Media Journalism & Film Computer Science Health Science Chemistry Management

State With Largest No. of Accepted students?

MARYLAND (832), 11%

FARTHEST STATE REPRESENTED:

HAWAII (3)

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OT H ER EV EN TS I N C LU D ED :

‘me too.’ HBCU Tour Visits Howard Throughout the month of April, the ‘me too.’ organization hosted an HBCU tour experience with events geared toward students, faculty and administrators who want to engage in the movement to end sexual violence and rape culture. During the tour’s first stop at Howard, founder of the ‘me too.’ movement Tarana Burke, and creative producer Yaba Blay, Ph.D., hosted a full day of events. Included in the programming were strategic convenings with campus leaders; a fireside chat with Burke and Blay, and featured guest author and activist Darnell Moore; a writing and creative works panel that focused on writing about the ‘me too.’ movement, interpersonal violence and sexual assault; and a “For Men Only” panel that was led by males for males about sexual assault. The daylong event also included an Office of Interpersonal Violence Prevention information session. During this session, the Office of IVPP (a resource center for students, faculty and staff that provides education, advocacy and training) and the Title IX Office (responsible for implementing the University’s Title IX Policy) shared upcoming program events, services and resources for the HU community.

The work of the ‘me too.’ movement is centered on survivors’ healing and doing work within the community to stop sexual violence.

“Our goal is to reframe and expand the global conversation around sexual violence to speak to the needs of the broader spectrum of survivors.” - TA RA NA BURK E Blay, who is trained in women’s and gender studies, said: “It’s easy to get caught up in the energy of viral moments like the one we’re in with ‘me too.,’ but we need not forget that they are spurred by real, grassroots movements, typically led by black people and people of color. This college tour is a chance to move beyond social media and give young people a place to process, reflect and strategize. We are committed to facilitating commitments from HBCUs and helping students and faculty create solutions for safer campuses and communities.” At the end of the day’s events, Burke presented Howard with a $10,000 grant to help develop initiatives to prevent sexual violence and assault and continue these conversations on our campus.

Promote, Pledge, Educate Events to Raise Awareness about Sexual Assault Prevention The University community hosted a series of events to promote sexual assault prevention on campus during April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month, with the Office of Interpersonal Violence Prevention (IVPP) and the Title IX Office working together to lead the month-long initiative. In 2017, the Interim Title IX Policy on Prohibited Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Violence and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence was introduced to the campus community. In 2018, the HU Stands campaign was launched, which invited students, faculty and staff to take the pledge to stand against interpersonal violence and sexual assault. This month’s White Ribbon Campaign allowed us to revisit HU Stands as the IVPP office led the effort to canvass the campus and encourage everyone to take the pledge, giving out t-shirts and white ribbons to those who participated.

ON CAMPUS: SEXUAL VIOLENCE STATISTICS Women ages

18-24

11.2

%

of all students experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation (among all graduate and undergraduate students).

4.2%

of students have experienced stalking since entering college.

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RED FLAG CAMPAIGN.

are at an elevated risk of sexual violence. Among graduate & professional students,

8.8%

of females

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2.2%

of males

experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation.

20%

of female Only student victims, age 18-24, report to law enforcement.

Bystander intervention strategies to address and prevent interpersonal violence on college campuses. The IVPP office has placed red flags throughout the campus to encourage everyone to say something whenever they see warning signs. STAY EDUCATED ABOUT TITLE IX.

The Title IX Office hosted an informal conversation about the work of the office and the University’s Title IX policy. TAKE BACK THE NIGHT.

The IVPP office held a flagpole candlelight to symbolize that women have the right to be alone in public at night. CLOTHESLINE PROJECT AND AFFIRMATION JARS.

Participants designed a t-shirt to show support for survivors of sexual assault and received an affirmation jar from the IVPP office for their participation.

The campus community was also encouraged to donate women’s hygiene products at any of the events.

of transgender, genderqueer and nonconforming (TGQN) college students have been sexually assaulted, COMPARED TO of non-TGQN females, AND of non-TGQN males. Source: RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

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Howard Law Celebrates 150

The Fierce Urgency of Now Endowed Chair of the Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Policy Lecture Series Donna Brazile hosted a conversation with School of Law alumna Letitia “Tish” James, attorney general for the State of New York, titled “The Fierce Urgency of Now.” Brazile and James discussed a host of topics, which included voter suppression and women’s reproductive rights. The topic was timely and necessary because the future of this nation and the world are in the hands of the individuals who walk Howard’s campus every day. When Brazile asked James why she decided to attend Howard’s School of Law, she said in the ’80s Howard was a laboratory for the civil right movement and she had a desire to be part of history. “Howard University taught me to speak truth to power and to dismantle barriers—this is critically important,” James explained. “It is Howard which provided me with my voice and confidence. Howard University is the reason I’m the attorney general for the state of New York.”

“When young girls and boys see my face, it lets them know that they, too, can reach the highest of heights.”

After graduating from Howard, James started her career as a public defender at the Legal Aid Society. From there, she made a significant impact in her roles with the Brooklyn Regional Office of the New York State Attorney General’s Office, the 35th Council District in Brooklyn in the New York City Council and the City of New York, where in 2013, she became the first woman of color to hold citywide office.

Throughout the conversation, she stressed the importance of being a change agent—a message she says was instilled in her on her first day of law school. The students in attendance were engaged and seemed eager to follow James’ motto of being change agents. During the Q&A, they asked thoughtful questions about the controversies surrounding gentrification and combating violence against transgender women of color. James told attendees that it was important that she had a seat at the table to stand up for those who are vulnerable and marginal and talk about the issues people in her neighborhood were talking about.

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In 1869, the School of Law set out to train lawyers with a strong commitment to establishing and preserving the rights of black Americans. As a result of that mission, Howard University’s School of Law has become a top producer of African American lawyers, and is known for the significant role that Howard Law School faculty, students and alumni have played at the highest levels of social justice, advocacy and leadership in all areas of the legal profession. In honor of the 150 years since the law school’s founding, it hosted a Sesquicentennial Symposium that featured discussions with top legal experts. “Howard Law’s Sesquicentennial Symposium highlighted the excellence of Howard Law alumni, faculty and students,” said Danielle

In addition to the daylong symposium, the School of Law hosted a Sesquicentennial Reception and Gala where it awarded several Howard law alumni who have made notable contributions in their respective fields. Congratulations to the all the honorees: CHARLES HAMILTON HOUSTON AWARD: Elijah Porter and Ky’Eisha Penn

Holley-Walker, dean of Howard University School of Law. “We enjoyed welcoming back alumni from all over the country to reflect on their time at Howard, and for our community to envision what is on Howard Law’s agenda for the next 150 years.” The symposium program featured a number of events, which included a Howard law in academia roundtable that was moderated by Howard Law School Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Lisa Crooms-Robinson; Howard law leaders in public office, which was moderated by University of Baltimore President Kurt Schmoke; Howard law women in leadership, moderated by Howard Law School Dean Danielle Holley-Walker; Howard law impact on the corporate world, moderated by Howard Law School Associate Professor Matthew Bruckner; and other sessions.

DISTINGUISHED STAFF AWARD: Joanna Fax and Reginald McGahee LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Lezli Baskerville and Sanford Cloud Jr.

TRAILBLAZER AWARD: DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI: Anna Blackburne Rigsby and Charles King Alice Gresham Bullock and Hon. Emmett Sullian RISING STAR AWARD: DISTINGUISHED FACULTY AWARD: Shirlethia Franklin, Charles Bingham and Patricia Worthy and Spencer Boyer Chris Stewart

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Class is in Session This spring, I’ve had the pleasure of serving as the instructor for the course “College and University Presidency” in the School of Education’s Higher Education and Leadership and Policy Studies (HELPS) doctoral program. I’m now in my second cycle as instructor for the class, which provides a detailed understanding of the structure and governance of college universities, with a particular focus on Minority Serving institutions (MSIs). The HELPS program at Howard is one of the School of Education’s many innovative approaches to prepare scholars for leadership in urban, underserved and diverse education settings. I am extremely impressed by both the first and second cohort of this program. Howard University proudly accepts the responsibility of producing future members of the academe who are analytical, empathetic, solution-driven and use service justice as the conduit to positively influence the national and global education agenda.

Curated Conversations This month, I had the opportunity to lend my voice to two very important, but different conversations. First, I served as a panelist for the National Discussion on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at American’s Colleges, Universities, and Service Academies Conference. With April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, this was a timely discussion where I discussed what I’ve done as a college president to ensure consistent, visible, and proactive engagement on the issue. I was able to highlight the HU Stands campaign, which was launched last fall, to raise awareness, provoke advocacy and take action against sexual assault and other forms of interpersonal violence on our campus. I talked about how our “I Stand Against” poster campaign has elevated the conversation about sexual assault on campus and the work we will continue to do in coming months. Another speaking engagement led me back to my hometown—Trinidad and Tobago—where I had the pleasure of serving as speaker for The Distinguished Jurist Lecturer 2019 at the Judicial Education Institute of Trinidad and Tobago. Invited by JEITT’s board to lead this year’s discussion, my presentation, “A Journey of Transformation,” focused on leadership and transformation. I also had the opportunity to participate in a moderated Q&A with the Honorable Chief Justice Mr. Ivor Archie O.R.T.T, president of the board of JEITT.

Students enrolled in the course are working to continue their professional growth post-graduation through leadership positions at institutions of higher learning. Much of the course focuses on preparing students to analyze and reflect on institutional needs and constraints through examining organizational frameworks, competing institutional interests and external factors. This course is one of eight courses designed for first-year Ph.D. students, and establishes a foundation for students to acquire theoretical and practical understanding of postsecondary institutions. For this course, I take a different approach by providing descriptive narratives of prior experiences as a starting point for integrating personal accounts with the many concepts to be discussed in the course. Doctoral student S. Divine Sankofa shared these thoughts about the class: “One of the main reasons the course is uniquely progressive is because of its diverse instructional strategies and content. President Frederick's rich instruction, meaningful readings, the ecology of The Mecca as foci, and distributive facilitation from other Howard University leaders, create a cross-pollination of ideas where we are provided rationale and inspiration necessary to administer salve that present-day institutions of higher education need in order to keep up with our everchanging world.” The curriculum for the 72-credit hour HELPS program is designed to provide graduate students with a comprehensive understanding of the social, political and economic issues encompassing the development and future challenges of postsecondary institutions in general and MSIs specifically.

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Run to Cure Sickle Cell In addition to the campaign, last year, I made a pledge to run a 5K race every month in 2019 to raise awareness, and so far, I’ve completed races in Los Angeles; Landover, Maryland and Potomac Park, Maryland. My race in May will take place in Houston.

LOS ANGELES

MARYLAND

HOUSTON

Having suffered with sickle cell since birth, I feel I have the responsibility to do things that will bring awareness to the disease and those living with it. I hope that this campaign encourages others living with sickle cell to pursue their dreams without restriction. Funds raised through the campaign will go toward expanding Howard University’s clinical and translational research programs with a focus on new treatments and opportunities for curative therapy. Proceeds will also benefit community outreach, particularly screening for sickle cell trait. To give a gift online to the Center for Sickle Cell Disease, please go to: https://giving.howard.edu/sicklecellcenter. To give a gift by mail, please send a check to the University’s lockbox, Howard University, P.O. Box 417853, Boston, M.A. 02241-7853. Checks should be made payable to the Howard University with the Center for Sickle Cell Disease in the memo line of the check.

Earlier this year, I announced the official launch of the Run to Cure Sickle Cell campaign. The campaign seeks to raise awareness and funds for Howard University’s Center for Sickle Cell Disease, which was founded in 1972 by the late Dr. Roland B. Scott and has a distinguished history of leading clinical investigations in sickle cell disease. Run to Cure Sickle Cell will culminate with the Center’s 13th annual Stomp Out Sickle Cell 5K walk in September.

Undergraduates Receive Distinguished Awards Senior Jessica Hernandez received the 2019 USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship, which will assist her on her path to advocating for youth around the world affected by disaster. A native of New Orleans, Hernandez’s family fled their hometown in search of refuge after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. This experience inspired in her a commitment to ensure that children impacted by disasters receive equal opportunities for success. As a political science major, she has worked on public policy in the Orleans Public Defenders Office, the District of Columbia Public Housing Authority, the U.S. House of Representatives, and with the Children’s Defense Fund.

Jessica Hernandez

After graduating from Howard in May, Hernandez will attend Columbia University to pursue a master’s degree in international affairs with a focus on human rights and humanitarian policy, specializing in Latin America. The Payne Graduate Fellowship attracts outstanding individuals interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development. As a Payne Fellow, Hernandez will receive financial assistance toward tuition and fees for her two-year master’s program, as well as stipends for each academic year.

Elizabeth Le was named the 2019 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Award recipient. Le, a daughter of North Vietnamese refugees, plans to combine her unique experience and the fellowship to create global peace. Le is a native of Long Beach, California, where she studied at Long Beach City College for one year before matriculating to Howard University as a political science major. As a member of the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program, Le is currently completing a thesis titled, “Determinants of Immigration Policy: The Bolivarian Diaspora from Colombian Borders.” She has also worked as a congressional intern, where she gained extensive knowledge of government procedure and political strategy under Sen. Kamala Harris. Upon completion of her undergraduate studies, Le plans to pursue a master’s degree in international conflict resolution and work toward a career in foreign Elizabeth Le service. As a Rangel Scholar, she will complete internships on Capitol Hill and overseas as a diplomat in a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Rangel Fellows receive up to $37,500 annually for tuition, fees, and other expenses related to their graduate studies and internships.

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HOWARD UNIVERSITY

On Beat with @HUPrez17 ALUMNI, STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF returned to the Washington Nationals stadium on April 16 as part of the Washington Nationals’ College Day Series. The game against the San Franscisco Giants coincides with Jackie Robinson Day, honoring Robinson’s legacy as the first African American Major League Baseball player.

SCHOOL OF LAW STUDENT GABRIELA SEVILLA, who is a legal intern at the Washington Legal Group Clinic for the Homeless has raised more than $40,000 through a GoFundMe campaign for a homeless couple who was displaced after their building was condemned. The couple now has enough for a new place, haircuts, and interview clothes.

WRITER-DIRECTOR JORDAN PEELE held a private screening of his new horror film “Us” at Cramton Auditorium, with Peele and movie co-stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke making a special appearance and answering student questions.

TRUSTEE LESLIE D. HALE AND COO TASHNI-ANN DUBROY was recently honored by the Washington Business Journal as 2019 Minority Business Leader Award recipients. JULIUS C. JEFFERSON JR., section head of the Congressional Research

STUDENT AID FUND

Service at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., has been elected president of the American Library Association. He is scheduled to take office as president at the 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago after one year of service as presidentelect.

I AM PLEASED TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING GIFT TO THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND. (Please make checks payable to Howard University.)

Enclosed is my gift of $

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL had five of its Ph.D. candidates inducted into the Edward Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. Adisa Vera Beatty, Amber Davis, Ashley Lewis, DeAnna Nara, and Morgan Smalls were inducted at the annual Yale Bouchet Conference on Diversity and Graduate Education.

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50TH CLASS REUNION T H E C L A S S O F 1 9 6 9 W I L L C E L E B R AT E I T S 5 0 R E U N I O N . It will host a private gala and is raising money for the 50th Anniversary Legacy Fund. To register, please visit: https://alum.howard. edu/50thclassreunionregistration or to donate to the fund, visit: https:// giving.howard.edu/givenow and enter “1969 Legacy Fund” in the designation. For questions, please contact: El Hadji D. Diagne

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“The Journey” “The Journey,” is a weekly 15-minute program hosted by Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, 17th President of Howard University. A family man, scholar, surgeon, leader, servant of the world, Frederick engages in dynamic dialogue with local and national guests, learning about their journeys and their thoughts on a full range of issues of the day. Listeners can hear conversations about raising boys to manhood, encouraging women in leadership, detecting cancer, mentoring youth, preventing domestic violence, the value of a village and much more.

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