Posts Tagged ‘Howard University’

NOROVIRUS WATCH 2012: Which School Will Get Hit Next?

Last week, George Washington University released a statement to students, faculty and staff saying that norovirus was to blame for 85 cases of illness in students across the campus. Since then, universities around D.C. have been working to prevent the spread of norovirus by releasing statements urging students to wash their hands.
This week, Howard University [...]

The Needle: Yes, Traffic Is Getting Worse Edition

Why Don't You Get A Job? The November jobs numbers are out, and unemployment is at its lowest rate since 2009! At 8.6. percent, everything sounds really good, until you remember that the boost is probably due to holiday hiring, and the fact that several hundred thousand more people simply just gave up on finding [...]

GIRLFIGHT! The Washington Post Creates A Non-Trend

I just don't find this Post story on a so-called "surge" in violence among young women very convincing. The argument goes thus:

This year, four unrelated pairs of women were involved in arguments that ended in homicide; one pair of roommates at Howard University had a fight that culminated in one allegedly throwing a boiling pot [...]

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 [...]

This Week’s Page Three Photo

Howard University, October 21
Page Three Photos are now in a big picture gallery.

Photos: Yardfest

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 [...]