Posts Tagged ‘Howard University’

District Line Daily: The Education Issue

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The Education Issue is on stands today. Read it to find out about social activism at [...]

Social Justice Still Drives Howard University

Hundreds of student volunteers arrived on Howard University’s campus a week early to help freshmen move in to their new dorms. They lugged their belongings to their new homes, directed them around campus, and caught up with friends before classes started.
It was the kind of scene that was repeated on university campuses around the country [...]

D.C. Residents Rally for Michael Brown: “If You’re Right Here Right Now, You Need to Do Something”

If his own friend hadn't just been shot in the head, Justice Woods might not have even shown up to last night's Michael Brown rally.
The recent Howard University graduate had work Thursday evening, and wasn't planning on taking the night off. But scrolling through Instagram, he saw a picture of a bloodied and bandaged Mya Aaten-White—a fellow Howard grad and friend [...]

The Needle: Broken Love

She Loves Me Not: The District Department of Transportation cut several "love locks" off  the Key Bridge today in the name of safety. The padlocks, which are locked to the bridge's railing, are a sort of modern version of carving your and your love's names into a tree. -2
Worldwide Metro: For a few hours today, Metro would take you [...]

Howard University Students Pose for Photo in Response to Michael Brown Shooting

Powerful picture we took today at Howard University #Ferguson #MikeBrown #MyaWhite #DONTSHOOT pic.twitter.com/ttdVg33n5w
— Megan Sims (@The_Blackness48) August 14, 2014

The photos of the protests coming out of Ferguson, Missouri—the St. Louis suburb where unarmed teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by a police officer last weekend—are surreal and heart-wrenching. Here's another powerful photo, taken yesterday at Howard University.
The hundreds of students [...]

D.C. Still Wondering How to Handle Workers’ Comp Cases Decided by Disbarred Judge

Reacting to complaints from injured workers, a judicial review board at the D.C. Department of Employment Services in April ordered new hearings in six cases decided by an administrative law judge who practiced for 16 years without a bar license.
But when workers already before the D.C. Court of Appeals challenged decisions by that same judge, [...]

The D.C. Commencement Speaker Matrix

Sitting through a commencement address is surely among the least important things that happens during a college career. It’s also the one that inspires the most disproportionately passionate reactions. The announcement that Sean “Diddy” Combs would address Howard University graduates this spring was greeted by both cheers and some skepticism, since Combs is a Howard [...]

The Needle: Save the PBRs

Chopped House: Mythology Modern Chop House/Lore Lounge is opening on H Street NE next year and wants to start a wave of more upscale eateries and bars in the area. First, there are already upscale places there. And second, that sounds like a terrible idea—everyone loves tater tots and PBR. -4
Puff College: And the commencement [...]

Howard University Students Turn to Crowdfunding to Pay Tuition

Le'Naiya Blackwell, 22, needed to come up with about $12,000 to enroll in classes this semester at Howard University. It would have been her fourth semester as an undergraduate at the prestigious historically black university, but after maxing out her federal loans, need-based scholarships, and family money she was still short $3,000.
Blackwell says that because [...]

District Line Daily: Minimum Wage Workers Get a Raise

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Mayor Vince Gray is expected to sign the minimum wage bill into law today, [...]

District Line Daily: Millions Dollar Shutdown

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Local economists project that under a shutdown the Washington area could lose more than $200 million [...]

Chatter: Howard Hawks

What you said about what we said last week
When it comes to the state of Howard University’s finances, the school’s trustees and administrators seem to be of two minds, as Aaron Wiener reported in a piece in last week’s Education Issue. It may be unclear whether Howard is struggling or merely sputtering, but our readers still [...]

Six Degrees of Variation

D.C. may be the nation’s capital, but local universities are teaching more than just political science. Feel like you aren’t making good use of your free time? Want to learn how to cure cancer? Check out these programs that are creating some unique young professionals.

Program: Major in Leisure Studies
School: Howard University
Description: Prepares students for a [...]

The Needle: Does Whatever a D.C. Council Can Edition

Good Council: The D.C. Council passed a living-wage bill over Walmart's objections, introduced a marijuana decriminalization bill, let Vincent Orange wax megalomaniacal about whether his office has a side-door, and hung out with Spider-Man. How much do you love this town right now? +10
Autumn (and Winter, and Spring, and Summer) Leaves: Howard University Hospital employees [...]

Lawsuit: Howard University Exec Used N-Word to Grade Employees

Howard University is already dealing with a budget crunch and rowdy sorority girls. But now, according to a discrimination lawsuit, it could have a new problem: an unusual way of measuring employees' performance. Howard's former top human resources official allegedly had a strange phrase to describe top workers: "H.N.I.C.," or "Head Nigger in Charge."
Jeannette Frett, [...]

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