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Howard Magazine

Spring/ Summer 2023

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Spring/ Summer 2023

Celebrating LGBTQ+ Life at Howard

How The Mecca embraces queer diversity on campus and gained the rank of the no. 1 most inclusive HBCU through the University’s cultural and educational incentives.

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Rin-rin Yu and Frank Tramble with Denise Streeter in office recording podcast
Rin-rin Yu Editor in Chief

Letter from the Editor

On Howard’s campus today, there are a myriad of ways for students to identify themselves with less fear of retaliation or judgement that may have been once upon a time.

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President Wayne A. I. Frederick

America is widely regarded as a melting pot, and I firmly believe that no place in this country is as emblematic of that metaphor as Howard University.

From the President


law school hooding at commencement

Perspective: Spring/ Summer ’23

A snapshot in Howard time.




Students on a farm in el paso

Alternative Spring Break: Planting Truth and Service Forever

For nearly 30 years, Howard students spent their Spring breaks in underprivileged communities ladling soup, reading to kids, planting trees, organizing clothing drives, cleaning up post-disasters, and more through Alternative Spring Break – and has become one of the largest programs across campus.


President Frederick with Ms. Frederick and Larue Barkwell

The Power of Service

As Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick remembers, truth and service was not just a motto to LaRue Barkwell, it was a lifestyle.