February 23, 2018 • Press Release

Howard University Advances to the Honda Campus All-Star National Championship

WASHINGTON (February 22, 2018) --- Howard University is one of 48 institutions advancing to the National Championship Tournament of the 29th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), America’s premier quiz bowl for top HBCU students.

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We produce more on-campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the U.S.
February 23, 2018 • Press Release

Professor Nefertiti Burton Named Chairperson for Howard University's Department of Theatre Arts

Nefertiti BurtonWASHINGTON (February 23, 2018) — Howard University’s College of Arts and Sciences welcomes Nefertiti Burton as full professor and chair of the Department of Theatre Arts.

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February 22, 2018 • Article

Howard University Debate Team Wins Parliamentary Debate at the 2018 National HBCU Speech and Debate Championship

The Howard University Debate Team attended the 2018 National HBCU Speech and Debate Championship and are now the 2018 Speech and Debate Parliamentary Champions. The inaugural debate, held on the campus of Wiley College last month, was hosted as result of a grant awarded to Wiley by the Charles Koch Foundation. The grant was awarded to create an HBCU Speech and Debate League that will assist in the creation of competitive forensic teams at HBCUs.

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February 22, 2018 • Press Release

WHUR 96.3 FM Hosts 12-Hour Radiothon on March 4 in Support of Howard University’s Annual Alternative Spring Break

HU Alternative Spring Break LogoWASHINGTON (February 22, 2018) – WHUR 96.3 FM will partner with Howard University’s Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel to present the 13th Annual Helping Hands Radiothon to raise funds for Alternative Spring Brea

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February 21, 2018 • Press Release

Howard University Professor and Author Tony Medina Pens New Children's Book, 'Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy'

Tony MedinaWASHINGTON (February 21, 2018) - Howard University Professor and award-winning author Tony Medina, Ph.D., wants to help young Black boys embrace their beauty through his new book,

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February 21, 2018 • Press Release

Howard University Appoints Starbucks Executive and Trustee Chris Carr as Charter Day Chairman

WASHINGTON (February 20, 2018) --- Howard University has appointed Trustee Chris Carr to serve as this year’s Charter Day chairman. In his role, Trustee Carr will support the Office of Development and Alumni Relations in fundraising efforts for the annual celebration scheduled March 2-3, 2018. The proceeds from the activities will support the Student Aid Campaign to directly address gaps that exist in financial aid for Howard students.

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2 Rhodes Scholars, 3 Trumans, 1 Marshall, 30 Fulbrights and 11 Pickering Fellows since 1998.
February 19, 2018 • Press Release

Howard University College of Arts and Sciences Appoints Three Distinguished Faculty to New Roles

WASHINGTON – (February 19, 2018) – The Howard University College of Arts and Sciences has appointed three distinguished faculty to new roles:  Thomas Foster, Ph.D., has been appointed associate dean for Faculty Affairs and full professor in the Department of History; Kim Michelle Lewis, Ph.D., has been appointed associate dean for Research and Graduate Programs and full professor in the Department of Physics; and Bourama Toni, Ph.D, has been appointed full professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics.

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February 16, 2018 • Press Release

Smithsonian Science Education Center and Howard University Join Forces To Increase Diversity in STEM Teaching

WASHINGTON (February 16, 2018) --- To tackle the issue of underrepresentation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teaching and leadership, the Smithsonian Science Education Center will host a STEM teacher leadership summit Feb. 23–25 at Howard University funded by Shell Oil Company in collaboration with the Howard University School of Education and powered by Teach to Lead.

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