February – April 2010

Spring 2010 University-Wide Learning Community

Three University-Wide Learning Communities have been established to educate the campus and broader community about the circumstances, causes and solutions to the challenges that face Haiti.

>> February 15, 2010 - Learning Community One: What happened in Haiti?
>> March 9, 2010 – Learning Community Two: What made Haiti vulnerable?
>> April 13, 2010 – Learning Community Three: How do we plan for the future in Haiti?

This series of Interdisciplinary Learning Communities is being convened in conjunction with the University-Wide Haiti Task Force. The Interdisciplinary Learning Community Project is part of the interdisciplinary undergraduate research initiative sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the College of Arts and Sciences with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

February 25, 2010

“First Aid for Haiti: The Healing Campaign”

The Ladies of Alpha Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., have joined forces with the Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, the Howard University Student Association, the Haitian Student Association, the HU Chapter of the N.A.A.C.P., and the Political Education Action Committee, to assist the people of Haiti by collecting needed supplies such as band-aids, gauze, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, anti-bacterial ointments and other first aid supplies.

Volunteers will collect supplies in the Armour J. Blackburn Center on Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Starting at 12:30 p.m. there will be a Haitian cultural exposition, spoken word and singers to entertain donors in the Punchout. Also, WHBC 830AM, the student run radio station will provide a DJ and host.

February 16, 2010

The Haitian Revolution, 1804-2010

Lecture & Discussion with Dr. Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie, Associate Professor, History Department. Frederick Douglass Hall, Room 310, 2:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

February 1, 2010

Town Hall Meeting – Haiti…How We Can Help

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and the medical staff at Howard University Hospital will host a town hall meeting “Haiti…How We Can Help.” The meeting is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 1 at 4 p.m. in the Towers Auditorium. All Howard faculty, students and staff are encouraged to attend.

January 27-29, 2010

WHUR to Host Fundraiser "Holding on to Haiti"

WHUR 96.3 FM will host a three-day fundraiser on Wednesday, Jan. 27, Thursday, Jan. 28, and Friday, Jan. 29. WHUR will broadcast live in front of the John H. Johnson School of Communications from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. encouraging listeners, members of the University family and the Washington-area community to make a monetary donation to help the survivors of the Haiti earthquake. For those who are unable to come to the broadcast site, they can log on to howard.edu to make their donation. All proceeds will be donated to the University’s Haiti Relief fund.

January 24, 2010

University Choir Benefit Concert

The Howard University Choir under the direction of Professor J. Weldon Norris will host a benefit concert in the Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

January 23, 2010

Campaign Rally at Howard vs. Florida A&M Basketball game

Howard University Student Athletes Advisory Committee (SAAC) will hold a campaign to raise funds for the University's Haiti Relief fund.

SAAC President Giselle d’ Artois with the support of the Intercollegiate Athletics staff, and student athletes will collect $1 from each attendee at the Howard vs. Florida A&M basketball game. The first 1,000 to make a donation will receive a
“HU Supports Haiti” t-shirt.

“Party with a Purpose”
The Office of Residence Life, the Office of Student Life and Activities and the Howard University Police Department invite the student body to attend “Party with a Purpose” to benefit the University's Haitian Relief Fund. The event will take place from
8 p.m. - 12 a.m. in the Blackburn Ballroom on Saturday, January 23, 2010. Students will be asked to provide a $5 donation for entry. For further details, please contact the Office of Residence Life at 202.806.6131.

January 21, 2010

Benefit Concert "Hands for Haiti" featuring Wale
Students host a Benefit Concert dubbed "Hands for Haiti," featuring recording artist Wale as the headliner in Cramton Auditorium. The concert is sponsored by Howard University Student Association, the Office of Student Activities, Cramton Auditorium, Office of the Dean of the Chapel and the Office of the President. The proceeds from this concert will be donated to the University’s Haiti Relief fund.

January 13, 2010

Prayers for Haiti
Dozens of Howard University students, faculty and staff flocked to the Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, a sacred place that has offered refuge and strength for generations. The noon vigil included prayers, reflections and soothing songs from the organist.

University-wide Updates

WHUR 96.3 FM "Holding on to Haiti," Raises More Than $40,000, January 29, 2010

Update on Howard University Haitian Relief Effort, January 21, 2010

President Sidney A. Ribeau's Letter Regarding Haiti, January 13, 2010

Media Coverage

WUSA ~ DC Metro Mix
January 22, 2010
Hands for Haiti Benefit Photo Essay

MTV Blog
January 21, 2010
Wale Raises Money For Haiti At Howard University Concert

January 21, 2010
Wale Plays Howard's Haiti Relief Concert

The Huffington Post
January 21, 2010
Haiti Relief Effort: Colleges Pitch In

January 19, 2010
Howard Hosts "Hands for Haiti" Benefit Concert

Diverse Issues
January 15, 2010
U.S. Colleges, Universities Offer Rapid Relief Responses to Haiti

Diverse Issues
January 15, 2010
U.S. Colleges, Universities Offer Rapid Relief Responses to Haiti

January 15, 2010
At Howard University Hospital, Local Haitians Hope To Help

January 14, 2010
Local Haitians Await Word From Families

News Channel 8
January 13, 2010
Social Networking Sites Serve As Link for Haitian Families After Earthquake

January 13, 2010
Local Haitians Agonize Over Loved Ones' Fates

January 13, 2010
Howard University Stands With Haiti


updated 2/2/10