Posts Tagged ‘Howard University’

Arrest Made in Howard Student Murder

Fox 5 reports that 20-year-old William Anthony Knight has been arrested in connection with the killing of 24-year-old Alonzo Guyton, a Howard University freshman and Marine veteran.
The shooting happened around 12:02 a.m. Tuesday on Kaywood Drive, Mt. Ranier. "Located on the crime scene was a witness who reported seeing a blue van flee the area immediately [...]

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Howard University, October 21
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Howard University, October 21
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Howard U’s Chapel Warns Students About an Increase in Cults

Oh dear. The Office of the Dean of the Chapel at Howard is warning students about cults on campus:
"With any group, there is a cycle of increase and decreased activity," said Rev. Kanika Magee, associate dean of Andrew Rankin Chapel. "Unfortunately, our campus is experiencing an increased cycle right now, so we have to make our students [...]

Rich People Optimistic About Their Wealth

The Hilltop reports CEOs Steve Forbes (of Forbes, Inc.) and John Schlifske (of Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance) paid a visit to Howard University and had some positive things to say about the future of being rich.
"This stuff happens. It's happened before, and it will happen again. But the good news is that we're gonna get out of it. [...]

Afro Blue Was Really Good On The Sing Off Last Night

Howard University's a capella jazz ensemble Afro Blue performed "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" and sounded excellent last night on NBC's The Sing Off. I preferred their first-round performance, Corinne Bailey Rae's "Put Your Records On" slightly, but this was still really enjoyable. I think one of the judges who said that they "overthought" [...]

Howard Ends “Purge Date”

Howard is getting rid of its "Purge Date" policy—a tradition where students who haven't paid the balance of their tuition by a certain date are dropped from University's registration rolls. According to The Hilltop, in 2009, 600 students were purged, which may have prompted a backlash. Students will eventually have to pay their balances in [...]

Sorry, Morehouse

Eh, who am I kidding? I'm not sorry. Here's a look at how Saturday's Howard-Morehouse game shook out: With a 30-27 for the Bison.
And on Friday, Washington City Paper alum Ta-Nehisi Coates explained why, thanks to a certain GOP presidential candidate, Howard will be forever superior to the 'House.
Photo by Kevin Coles via Flickr/Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic [...]

Talking Out The Side of Your Neck

Tomorrow at RFK Stadium, Howard University will play Morehouse College in football for the first time in nearly 15 years at the rebooted Nation's Classic. And because it's Friday, here's my favorite Showtime Marching Band tune:

Athletes Don’t Go to Howard University for the Food!

For the partied-out print version of Washington City Paper, I wrote this week about Howard University's new athletic director and the school's historically touchy relationship with its athletes. Mostly, now that I think about it, I wrote about Howard's history of failing to feed its jocks.
Good golly, it's an odd history.
There have been at least [...]

The Needle: Board of Elections and Iranian Hackers Edition

Forget Fenty, Write In Ahmadinejad: Turns out the University of Michigan wasn't the only place hacking into D.C. elections computers recently. Iranian and Chinese hackers also managed to access a test site set up by the Board of Elections and Ethics to demonstrate online voting for overseas Washingtonians. This doesn't explain the long delays in [...]

HU Prof Says Black People Really Fast

This summer, Howard University's Dr. Edward Jones fielded a lot of phone calls and e-mails. People wanted to discuss why black people run faster than white people, and why white people swim better than black people. One particularly strange caller, he says, wanted to talk about this subject in connection with [...]

Breaking: HU Cooler than Yale

Remember all the brouhaha over Yale's kitschy admissions video "That's Why I Chose Yale"—in which a bunch of Ivy League-ers extol the virtues of their bazillion-dollar campus in song? Well, as it turns out, harmonizing elites aren't the only people who get to like their school. HU Reaction, a student-run website that [...]

Argument Over Marijuana Quality Led to Triple Shooting

According to an arrest warrant, the triple shooting near Howard University on June 9 was over weed. The documents indicate that four men in a White Chevrolet Yukon near the corner of 8th and V streets NW were attempting to do a drug deal around 7:30 p.m. when things went sideways.
An argument ensued "over the quality [...]

Dennis Sobin Is Offended By Conventioneers’ Anti-Fenty Jeers

From the prolonged "Go Vince Go!" cheers to the loud boos that accompanied incumbent Adrian Fenty's formal introduction, it wasn't hard to tell how the crowd swung at Saturday's D.C. Democratic State Convention mayoral debate. The audience at the Howard University School of Law was so vocally anti-Fenty that former pornographer turned candidate Dennis Sobin took time [...]

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