In-depth profiles of the people who make Howard great.

In Baltimore’s Ivy Hotel parlor, a woman in a blue dress and man in a grey suit sit down to assemble a hand-carved jigsaw puzzle.

“She is excellent at these,” said the soft-spoken...

Philanthropic Puzzling

When the Lady Bisons’ standout he’d been eyeing was finally detached from her hometown boyfriend, suitor Andrae Townsel dispatched one of his Bison football teammates on his behalf: “I said...

Miracle, Magic, Mission
Derrek Niec-Williams

Derrek Niec-Williams’ choice of architecture as a profession was more than just a choice. It was a need.

According to a U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics report, there...

Designing The Future
Hezekiah Hawkins performs with Step Afrika! at its 20th Anniversary Home Performance Series at Howard in June.

In many parts of the country, the arts have been one of the first victims on the chopping block whenever there is talk of school budget cuts.

However, people like C. Brian Williams (B.B.A...

Under the Artistic Influence

Taylor Amos came to Howard University with a mission. Aware that African Americans are underrepresented in many fields, she focused on her love of public service.

Amos decided that, by...

Embracing Public Service
Dr. Rubin Patterson

If there’s one thing that bothers Dr. Rubin Patterson (Ph.D. ’92), it is the lack of Blacks and Latinos in environmental leadership positions.

So, instead of complaining about it,...

Turning Africana Studies Green


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