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May 21, 2012


Commencement 2012 Highlights

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan exhorted more than 2,200 members of the 144th graduating class of Howard University to pursue their passions as they move forward with hopes of successful careers and rewarding lives. To view highlight videos, transcripts and photos of Commencement 2012, visit http://www.howard.edu/newsroom/Commencement2012Highlights.html


Engineers Without Borders-HU Service Mission to Kenya

The Howard chapter of Engineers Without Borders will build a rainwater harvesting unit and install six biosand filters in Nandi Hills, Kenya. These efforts will increase water quantity and quality. This multi-year effort is driven by a group of young Howard engineers led by EWB-HU President Bianca Bailey, who was named by the White House as a “Champion of Change.” To follow the group's project, visit the blog "Water is Life" at www.Howard.edu/Kenya.


Communication Sciences Disorders Master’s Program Among Nation’s Best

The master’s degree program in speech-language pathology offered in Howard University’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders has been named as one of the top graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report in their 2013 rankings of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” 

http://www.howard.edu/newsroom/releases/2012/20120509CommunicationSciencesDisordersMastersProgramAmongNationsBest.html


Howard Board of Trustees Approves New Undergraduate and Master’s Degree Education Programs, Revises Graduate Faculty Criteria

The Howard University Board of Trustees approved two new degree programs in education, a new bachelor of science in elementary education and a joint education/psychology master's degree to assist students as they pursue careers in school psychology and counseling. In addition, the Board also approved revised criteria for graduate faculty membership.

http://www.howard.edu/newsroom/releases/2012/20120511HowardBoard%20fTrusteesApproveNewUndergraduateandMastersDegreeEducationProgramsReviseGraduateFacultyCriteria.html


Howard University Honors Six Fulbright Fellows

Howard University has a proud tradition of producing national and international leaders. This year, Howard has been awarded six Fulbright fellows, the largest class in the University’s history.

http://www.howard.edu/newsroom/releases/2012/20120510HowardUniversityHonorsSixFulbrightFellows.html


Howard Boasts Prestigious Rangel Fellowship Recipients in 2012

A current Howard University student and two class of 2009 graduates were awarded 2012 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowships. With three winners this year, Howard maintains its position as the top provider of Rangel Fellows in the country.

http://www.howard.edu/newsroom/releases/2012/20120508HowardBoastsPrestigiousRangelFellowshipRecipientsin2012.html


View this month’s Capstone - featuring the launch of Bridging the Gap Student Aid Campaign
http://www.howard.edu/capstone/may2012/
 


Howard in the News

CHANNEL 9 NEWS
New Program To Help DC Breast Cancer Patients At Howard University Cancer Center
http://www.wusa9.com/news/article/205790/28/New-Program-To-Help-Breast-Cancer-Patients-In-DC-Wards  

NPR
Students to Congress: Don't Let Interest Rate Double
http://www.npr.org/2012/05/08/152258521/students-to-congress-dont-let-interest-rate-double

WAMU
Government Job Cuts Threaten Black Middle Class
http://wamu.org/news/12/05/09/government_job_cuts_threaten_black_middle_class

USA TODAY
Howard University Commencement- Advice from a Host, a Secretary and a Legend
http://www.usatodayeducate.com/staging/index.php/ccp/advice-from-a-host-a-secretary-and-a-legend

THE AFRO
Howard University Geriatrics Division to Operate Wellness Programs in New D.C. Seniors Center
http://www.afro.com/sections/news/Washington/story.htm?storyid=74875


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