Howard University 2022 Commencement Convocation Videos

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Alumna Taraji P. Henson Shines at Howard University Commencement

From Howard University News WASHINGTON –Taraji P. Henson, award-winning actress and Howard University College of Fine Arts alumna who graduated in 1995 with her baby boy in her hands, returned on May 7 as the commencement speaker. Henson was conferred an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, just before delivering remarks.   I would like to take this moment to reintroduce myself: My name is Dr. Taraji Penda Henson, Howard class of 1995.   This year, Howard University awarded 1,953 degrees, including 1,225 undergraduate degrees and 711 graduate degrees. Reinforcing its status as…

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Nigerian emerges best medical student in US varsity

•Secures residency training in Harvard University Watch video of the graduation ceremony where Dr. Jones-Wonni was honored. By Opeyemi Babalola A 22-year-old Nigerian-born, Boubini Miyensinte Jones-Wonni, has graduated as the best medical student in the Howard University Medical School Class of 2022. Jones-Wonni, an indigene of Arogbo Ese- Odo Local Government Area, Ondo State, also secured admission to the prestigious Harvard University Medical School for residency training in Internal Medicine. Born on October 23, 1999, she started her primary education in Banky’s Private school Apo, Abuja. Due to an exceptional…

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5 Highlights from the Spring 2022 State of the University Address

Dear Howard University Community, The biannual State of the University Address is a vital time for our community to examine the strengths and weaknesses of our institution as well as our opportunities to move Howard forward together. Here are five takeaways from the Spring 2022 State of the University Address I delivered this afternoon. 1. We are embarking on the largest real estate initiative in Howard’s history. Over the next five years, Howard will invest $785 million in new construction and major renovations. This is a critical next step in our efforts to…

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Howard University Community Reacts to $785 Million Real Estate Plans

After Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick announced the largest real estate initiative in the school’s history, the University community reacted with enthusiasm to the upcoming changes. “It is so important, making sure that we have proper facilities on campus for our students to be able to go to and attend classes,” says Aprill Turner (B.A. ’01), vice president of communications and external affairs for Higher Heights Leadership Fund. “Howard has so much legacy, and it is such an important institution to this country, to our history. Most of…

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Jesse Jackson is hospitalized after he fell and hit his head at Howard University

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO — The Rev. Jesse Jackson was hospitalized Monday in Washington, D.C. after falling and hitting his head while helping Howard University students who are protesting living conditions on campus, according to a spokesman. The 80-year-old Chicago civil rights leader was entering a campus building when he fell and hit his head, according to Jackson spokesman Frank Watkins. Jackson’s staff took him to Howard University Hospital for various tests including a CT scan which came back normal. Watkins said Jackson would be kept at the hospital overnight…

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Nigerian Dr. Tunde Sotunde is new President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield, North Carolina, USA.

“A man who humbles himself by his own words and actions is destined for greater things.” By Abraham Ariyo, M.D.July 15th, 2020 I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Babatunde Sotayo Sotunde as Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.Prior to this, he was the President and CEO of Anthem’s Medicaid division, overseeing a revenue of $33 billion, a figure higher than our country’s (Nigeria) 2020 revised national budget. Anthem’s total revenue was $104 billion in 2019.Dr. Sotunde is a friend,…

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HOWARD UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES THE PASSING OF THE HONORABLE ELIJAH E. CUMMINGS

Written by Howard Newsroom Staff Dear Howard University Community, It is with a heavy heart that I share news on the passing of The Honorable Elijah E. Cummings, a powerhouse voice for the unheard, servant leader and my friend. Born on January 18, 1951 to sharecroppers, Congressman Cummings graduated with honors from Baltimore City College High School in 1969. He was a class of 1973 graduate of alma mater. When Howard University campus political activists are mentioned, his name must be included. He held a campus position every year since…

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