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Howard Magazine

Winter 2022

Howard University athlete doing butterfly stroke

Winter 2022

Making Waves

Howard University is the only HBCU left with a Division I swimming and diving program, leaving the team with a responsibility to do more than just win competitions —it has to win over more African Americans to the sport.

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Howard Communications team holding awards
Rin-rin Yu Editor-in-Chief

Letter from the Editor

In the Fall, our editorial team here in the Office of University Communications received exciting news: the magazine had been nominated for four Folio magazine awards.

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Headshot of President Wayne A. I. Frederick, MD, MBA

As a flagship in the flotilla of historically Black colleges and universities, Howard attracts an excess of attention, from within and from outside the African American community. It is our responsibility to raise the banner of Black excellence ever higher so that it is easier to see and impossible to deny.

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VP Bruce Jones leaning against a door frame

Inspiring New Knowledge to New Heights

Vice president of research Bruce Jones, PhD, shares his plans to elevate Howard to an R1-designated University and serve wild Alaskan salmon to celebrate.


Class Notes

Profiles of alumni and notes by graduating year.

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Bison Bookshelf

Recent publications by alumni authors.

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In Memoriam

  • Alicia Petersen

    Alicia J. Petersen, PhD

  • Christa Beverly in front of a lake with a city in the background

    Christa Beverly (BA ’83)


Three students in regalia with president Frederick

New Beginnings

LaTasha Murphy's commencement story.

First snowfall of 2022 at Howard Hall