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Release Date: Friday, May 24, 2013 4:00 PM
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Rachel Mann
Communications Specialist
Howard Students Host Election Night Watch Party
Communications Students Broadcast Election Coverage Via HU News Service

WASHINGTON (November 1, 2012) – Over 1000 Howard University students are expected to gather in the Blackburn Center to watch the results of the 2012 U.S. Presidential Race on election night. The event is organized by a number of student organizations, including the Howard University NAACP College Chapter, the Howard University Student Association and the Political Science Society.

Also, Howard’s journalism and multi-media students will be providing up-to-the-minute election coverage via and related social media outlets (Twitter: @hunewsservice).  Campus computer labs will be converted into newsrooms and students will be dispatched into the field throughout Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and additional states as students return home to vote and cover the election. The project is supported in part by a grant from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication - Knight Foundation. Professors Yanick Rice Lamb and Peggy Lewis are coordinators for the student news coverage event.

WHAT:          Howard Student Election Night Watch Party

WHEN:          Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, 8:30 p.m. to midnight
WHERE:       Blackburn Ballroom, Howard University’s main campus
                        2400 Sixth St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20059

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Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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