CAMPUS, NEWS / September 14, 2018 Howard University Joins Top 100 Institutions

By: Tre Egerton, Staff Reporter The word is out. US News and World Report’s 2019 Best National University Rankings has named the Mecca No. 89 in the nation, a 21 position leap from last year. This is the first time under the leadership of President Wayne A.I. Frederick that the University has been ranked in...

CAMPUS, NEWS / September 14, 2018 SOC Town Hall Discusses State of the School

By: Jaylin Paschal, Editor-in-Chief The Cathy Hughes School of Communications Student Council held a town hall on Wednesday, Sept. 12 to discuss school and departmental advancements, advising,  issues, opportunities and concerns. Students from several classifications and majors came out to spend the evening educating themselves on school affairs and projects. The chairs of the Strategic,...

CAMPUS, NEWS / September 14, 2018 Student Leaders Prepare for Year at Commissioning Service

By: Yasha Washington, Staff Reporter “As I reflected on this place, I discovered that it’s the place that connects it all. That no matter what our major, no matter where we are on this campus, no matter what our ambition is, the chapel has been that type of space that connects it all. And this...

CAMPUS, NEWS / September 14, 2018 Theatre Arts Department’s ‘Junkanoo’ Is Not Just Another Slave Story

By: Jalen Brown, Staff Reporter Junkanoo is a celebratory masquerade that takes place across the Bahamas every December. The festival dates back hundreds of years, and while its origins are hotly debated, most will agree that it began as a slave celebration on one of their few holidays of the year. The play by the...

CAMPUS / September 7, 2018 New Gym Facilities Open in College Hall Dorms

By: Sidney Johnson, News Reporter (@afamilycompany_) Since the opening of the College Hall dorms several years ago, the addition of a gym has been a major goal for the dorm’s staff. On Thursday, Aug. 30, that goal was realized at the grand opening of the College Hall gym facilities. The red ribbon was cut at...

CAMPUS / September 7, 2018 Heat Advisory: Too Hot to Handle

By Kennedy Gerard, Staff Reporter Dripping with sweat and huffing for breath is how many students have been entering their classrooms. The temperatures outside in Washington, DC during the second and third weeks of classes were something that no one prepared for, including Howard University. With the heat index projected to reach numbers close to 105 degrees,...

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HUSA FOIA Bill Passes Constitutional Review Committee, Heads To HUSA Senate For Vote
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HUSA FOIA Bill Passes Constitutional Review Committee, Heads To HUSA Senate For Vote

By Paul Holston, Editor-in-Chief Posted 9:33 PM EST, Tues. June 21, 2016 The Howard University Student Association 5th General Senate Assembly recently released to The Hilltop an official press release surrounding Bill No. SMR001-16: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). [pdf-embedder url=”http://thehilltoponline.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/RELEASE-FOIA-Bill-June-19th-2016-.pdf” title=”RELEASE – FOIA Bill – June 19th, 2016″] (Courtesy of 5th Howard University Student…

Minutes from HUSA Senate Meeting – June 8, 2016
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Minutes from HUSA Senate Meeting – June 8, 2016

By Paul Holston, Editor-in-Chief Posted 1:32 PM EST, Sat. June 11, 2016 As promised by the Howard University Student Association Senate, minutes from the June 8 HUSA Senate conference call meeting were released to The Hilltop June 9. [HUSA Senate To Hold Conference Call Meeting] Actions discussed during the meeting included the 5th General Senate Assembly’s goals and expectations,…

HUSA Senate To Hold Conference Call Meeting
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HUSA Senate To Hold Conference Call Meeting

By Paul Holston, Editor-in-Chief Posted 10:15 PM EST, Tues. June 7, 2016 Updated 8:20 AM EST, Weds. June 8, 2016 Editor’s Note: This story has been updated. In an announcement through Twitter, Howard University Student Association’s 5th HUSA General Senate Assembly will be holding a meeting today at 7 p.m. EST by conference call. Earlier this morning, HUSA…

Thompson Hospitality Lays Off 12 Percent Of Howard University’s Contracted, Facility Management Workers
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Thompson Hospitality Lays Off 12 Percent Of Howard University’s Contracted, Facility Management Workers

By Paul Holston, Editor-in-Chief, “The Hilltop” Newspaper Posted 11:00 PM EST, Tues. May 10, 2016 When the celebration ends and all the confetti is gone, there is clean up to be done and life continues to goes on. This was the case Saturday afternoon during Howard University’s 148th Commencement, as about two dozen former contracted maintenance workers and…

Reflection from The Hilltop Business Manager
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Reflection from The Hilltop Business Manager

By Almani Jackson, Business Manager, “The Hilltop” Newspaper My name is Almani Jackson, a transfer student at Howard University, and the 2016-2017 Business Manager for Howard University’s The Hilltop student newspaper. My reasons for desiring to become the Business Manager was because of my strong desire to become involved on campus, as well as to learn more…

Ambassador, Army Veteran, Alpha Man, Scholar: Dawson Receives Doctor of Laws Honorary Degree
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Ambassador, Army Veteran, Alpha Man, Scholar: Dawson Receives Doctor of Laws Honorary Degree

By Paul Holston, Editor-in-Chief, “The Hilltop” Newspaper Posted 7:30 PM EST, Sat. May 7, 2016 At the prestige age of 90-years-old, Ambassador Horace G. Dawson, Jr., Ph.D. personifies the symbol of public service. Dawson’s journey began as a college student at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, where during his time there he was unexpectedly drafted into the United States Army at the age of…

Obama Embodies Blackness, Confidence, Hope at Howard University’s 148th Commencement
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Obama Embodies Blackness, Confidence, Hope at Howard University’s 148th Commencement

Obama urges Howard Class of 2016 graduates to “Be confident in your heritage. Be confident in your Blackness.” By Paul Holston, Editor-in-Chief, “The Hilltop” Newspaper Posted 5:00 PM EST, Sat. May 7, 2016 In what will go down as one of the most significant moments in Howard University’s history, President Barack Obama delivered a strong, eloquent and inspirational…

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