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February 24, 2021 • Press Release

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Announces $20 Million Endowment at Howard University to Establish the Marriott-Sorenson Center for Hospitality Leadership

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation together with Howard University announced today the establishment of the Marriott-Sorenson Center for Hospitality Leadership in honor of Marriott International’s (NASDAQ: MAR) beloved president and CEO, Arne Sorenson, who tragically passed away last week from pancreatic cancer. The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation will provide a $20 million endowment to launch the Center at Howard University, one of the nation’s leading historically Black colleges and universities.

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Howard University was founded in 1867. 
February 23, 2021 • Press Release

Lt. Govs. Garlin Gilchrist II and Mandela Barnes Join Donna Brazile for Howard University King Lecture Series

The 2020-2021 Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy Lecture Series, chaired by political strategist and author Donna Brazile, will return Wednesday, February 24 at 5 p.m. online via Zoom meeting.

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February 22, 2021 • Article

Statement from President Frederick on the 500,000 COVID-19 Deaths

Howard University President Wayne Frederick releases a statement on the 500,000 deaths related to the coronavirus pandemic.

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February 22, 2021 • Press Release

Howard University Hosts Bison Roundtable on Women’s Empowerment Featuring The Estée Lauder Companies’ Nicole Monson, Executive Sponsor of She’s Howard: Own Your Power

The Office of Alumni Relations at Howard University will resume the Bison Roundtable series in an upcoming event highlighting the experiences of women in advance of Women’s History Month.

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February 19, 2021 • Press Release

Bill Gates Discusses New Book ‘How to Avoid a Climate Disaster’ with Howard Students, CBS News’ Michelle Miller, Other Universities

Howard University students, staff and faculty joined Bill Gates Wednesday for a discussion about his new book titled, “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster.”

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February 17, 2021 • Press Release

Forty Howard Students Selected for Goldman Sachs’ Inaugural Market Madness: HBCU Possibilities Program

Today Goldman Sachs announced a new five-year $25 million commitment to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).Forty Howard University students will receive in-depth training and insight from Goldman Sachs professionals, which prepares students for a case study competition, “Market Madness.”

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Our motto is Veritas et Utilitas (Truth and Service).
February 17, 2021 • Article

$100,000 Gift Establishes the Steven and Sybil Wolin Scholars Completion Scholarship

WASHINGTON - The Howard University College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences has received a gift of $100,000 to establish the “Steven and Sybil Wolin Scholars Completion Scholarship Fund.”This endowed scholarship will assist senior students inthenursing program who are in good standing and eligible for graduation but do not have the funds necessary to complete their studies.

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February 16, 2021 • Press Release

Howard University Announces Interim Chief Financial Officer and Interim Treasurer

Today, Howard University announces Annemieke S. Martinez will serve as the interim chief financial officer, effective immediately until the end of the fiscal year on June 30, 2021. Martinez will step into the role following the unfortunate passing of CFO Michael Masch earlier this month. A national search to find a permanent replacement will be conducted. Additionally, Frank Bello will serve as the interim treasurer through the end of the fiscal year.

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