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Rin-rin Yu and Ben Vinson III

Letter from the Editor - Winter 2024

We decided to show everyone the duties of our new president, Ben Vinson III, specifically on a Monday in November ahead of Thanksgiving.

Jasper Smith and N'dia Webb hold The Hilltop's 2023 Homecoming edition together

A Centennial of Writers: The Hilltop Celebrates 100 Years of Storytelling

The Hilltop, the oldest Black collegiate paper in America, will celebrate 100 years of publication on January 22, 2024. The entity, founded by Zora Neale Hurston and Louis E. King, continues to serve as the voice and record keeper of Howard University.

McKissack headshot photo with her smiling in an emerald green suit.

Constructing a Family Legacy and an Industry’s Future

Deryl McKissack is bringing equity and inclusion for Black talent to her historically underrepresented industry.

The Hilltop 1996

More Than Just Paper

A former editor-in-chief of The Hilltop looks back on the responsibility of reporting facts, recording history, and representing student and Black voices.

hand drawn flowers

In Memoriam Winter ’24

Remembering those we lost.

illustration of woman in elevator with lightbulb in hand and word "startup" above elevator

Revving up Howard’s Entrepreneurial R&D

Alumnus Terry Adams helps bring business ideas to fruition.

Brigadier General Ronald Sullivan

Duty, Honor, and Integrity

Brigadier General Ronald D. Sullivan is Howard’s first ROTC alumnus and third Black army soldier to hold the rank as an Army JAG general officer.

Howard's women basketball team

She Shoots, She Scores! Howard Women’s Basketball Celebrates 50 Years

To commemorate the historic milestone, a $250,000 fundraising campaign was launched in support of the program’s immediate needs.

person's hand with houses on a climbing arrow

Revealing D.C.’s Rent Control Winners and Losers

Haydar Kurban and the CHURP team are creating a comprehensive rent control database that will shape policy — and promises to create a better balance between housing affordability and landlord realities.

Drs Reid

Two Presidents, One Household

Alumni Irvin and Pamela Reid shared the same life and career trajectories since Howard – as spouses and as university presidents