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Timo Lassak, exchange student from Germany, and Justin George are studying Spanish and German respectively at Middlebury College in Vermont under the special exchange program with HU.

Teaching human rights law in South Africa this summer is law school professor E. Christi Cunningham, who will also visit Ghana for consultations with professional colleagues.

Kgosi Lerou Molotlegi, newly installed King of the Royal Bafokeng Administration in South Africa, paid his first visit to

Government Relations Department of International Rescue Committee, where he is on a full-time internship this summer. The project, where Derrick’s editing skills come into play, will "shed light on the low numbers of African refugee settlements in America."

Kamilah Munir has been accepted for the population program at the University of Michigan for the summer. She has prospects of doing an internship in Latin America, meanwhile contemplating studying toward a master’s degree in industrial hygiene at UCLA, UC Berkeley, Emory or George Washington, all of which universities have admitted her for the fall. On a Bunche Center fellowship last summer, Kamilah

at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Policy, University of Minnesota. Her fellowship there includes work at the Wilder Research Center. Her research focuses on building assets in youth. Trista attended the UN World Conference Against Racism in Durban last summer.

While enrolled in Study Abroad at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, Jacqueline Fisher enjoyed as a spring break treat a visit-from-home by her mother, Mrs. Donna Jones; grandmother, Mrs. Josephine Felder; her aunt, Davida, and her aunt’s friend, Ms. Alice Washington. The group, including three generations in Jackie’s family, visited Capetown, the Cape of Good Hope and went on a six day safari.

Kgosi Lerou Molotlegi

Howard during the Spring, 2002.

For her outstanding Performance at HU during the 2001-02 academic year, Ms. June Carter Perry was named

Diplomat-in-Residence of the Year under a new program instituted

Kamilah and friends in China.

at the U.S. State Department.

Khafilah Malik, former Patricia Roberts Harris Fellow, who has done teaching under the Sullivan Program in Kenya, recently presented a paper at the National Council of Teachers of English Conference (NCTE) on the Correta Scott King Book Awards, in Baltimore, MD. She is pursing a doctorate degree in English/Education at West Virginia University, Morgantown.

Language Professor Dr. Marilyn Sephocle used her language skills as an interpreter and interpretation coordinator for the AFLEG Conference and the Congo Basin Initiative Conference held in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, in June. The AFLEG Conference was organized by the World Bank. Dr. Sephocle is director of the HU Simultaneous Interpretation Unit.

HU junior journalism major Derrick Nayo is said by his supervisors to be doing "invaluable" work in the

studied Islam in China, having concentrated on Arabic the previous summer in Cairo, Egypt.

Having a great and enriching experience in Cannes, Nsenga Knight is working in the area of film, her major interest at Howard. She is conitnuing to practice her French as well as studying French art history while in Europe for the semester. She studied Arabic in Morocco as a Bunche Center grantee last summer.

The Frederick Douglas Academy in Harlem is claiming the talents of Latasha D. Greer, ’01 HU grad, as a teacher of social studies in the middle school. Latasha completed her Ed.M at Teachers College, Columbia University, in 2001. While at Howard, she was a Harris Fellow at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Former Harris Fellow Trista Carter is completing her master’s degree in public policy and nonprofit management

Ms. Fisher capped her educational experience in Southern Africa with a Bunche Center aided USAID internship at the American Embassy in Malawi.

Although she spent most of her "government internship" in the State Department, Maria I. Hart got the chance last summer to work at the American Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, where she reported "loving it…enjoying the confidence of officials, who have given me many responsibilities and have put great faith in me." Said she, "I want you to know I am having a wonderful time in Kenya."

In the wake of 9/11, nine students represented HU in a "town meeting" on Ted Koppel’s Nightline (ABC). The students included: Victor Blackwell, Carmen Calloway, Asawntee Dingle, Lane Eskridge, Tamika Fluker, Aaron Gaither, Jarvis Houston, Antingwe Lumukanda, and Kenyan McDuffy.


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