CAMPUS, NEWS / October 14, 2018 Review: ‘Jonkonnu’ Captures Essence of Enslaved People’s Humanity

By Lauren Holley, Staff Reporter On the evening of Oct. 3, Howard University’s Department of Theatre Arts opened their first show of the season, “Jonkonnu”. Held in the intimate and atmospheric Al Freeman Jr. Environmental Theatre Space in Childers Hall, the cast put on a gorgeous and compelling show. Before the play began, guests were...

CAMPUS, NEWS / October 5, 2018 LGBTQ+ Fund Falls in HUSA Senate Vote, 11-3

By: Mykie Bennett, Staff Reporter On Wednesday, Sept. 26, HUSA Senate reached an 11-3 vote on the decision to officially add to its constitution an LGBTQ Fund– a piece of legislation that was a combined effort on the part of HUSA’s student advocacy committee and CASCADE. This was just one vote short of the two-thirds...

CAMPUS, NEWS / September 28, 2018 Howard University’s 151st Opening Convocation Urges Critical Thinking

By: Daja Henry, News Editor Friday, Sept. 21, Howard University held its 151st Opening Convocation, with “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt delivering the Convocation address. Holt is an Emmy award-winning journalist, and the first African American to solo anchor a weekday nightly news program on a major network. “We have come today to remind...

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...

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Students Organizer’s Demands Met with Friction from Board of Trustees
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Students Organizer’s Demands Met with Friction from Board of Trustees

By: Nancy Vu, News Reporter (@NancyVu99)   History has shown to repeat itself with the recurrence of the student takeover of Howard University’s Administration building. As of Thursday afternoon, students flooded the Administration building with intention to stage an all-night sit-in to protest the recent financial aid scandal, in which the embezzlement of nearly $1…

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: President Frederick denies retaliation against embezzlement ‘whistleblower,’ can’t confirm total amount stolen from Howard University
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: President Frederick denies retaliation against embezzlement ‘whistleblower,’ can’t confirm total amount stolen from Howard University

Investigation led to firing of six staff; at least one paying restitution By: Jazmin Goodwin, Editor-In-Chief (@TheCozyJAZ) After Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick released a statement acknowledging financial aid impropriety at the university, he spoke to The Hilltop about the how the embezzlement had been investigated as well as the frustration and disappointment expressed…

DEVELOPING: Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick Confirms Financial Aid Embezzlement Scandal
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DEVELOPING: Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick Confirms Financial Aid Embezzlement Scandal

Students are in an uproar after a story by an anonymous author by the name of “Veritas 1867”  was posted to Medium that included records alleging Howard University financial aid employees of stealing $1 million dollars in financial aid funding. The story gained widespread attention after student activist group, HU Resist shared the story on…

A Conversation with Cathy Hughes
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A Conversation with Cathy Hughes

By: Kyra Azore, Staff News Reporter (@KyraAzore)   Howard University students, faculty and community members came together in the In3 Incubator to have, “A Conversation with Cathy Hughes.” The media mogul and namesake of the school of communications spoke candidly about many things, including her journey to becoming the first African-American woman to chair a…

Campus Plagued by Student Body Frustrations Due to Housing Issues
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Campus Plagued by Student Body Frustrations Due to Housing Issues

By: Jazmin Goodwin, Editor-In-Chief, @TheLyricalJAZ & Nancy Vu, News Reporter, @NancyVu99 Following the celebratory festivities honoring Howard University’s 151st year, students are disgruntled and in an uproar regarding housing for the 2018-2019 school year. Students on campus are deeming it as a crisis, taking to Twitter with their concerns with the hashtag: #HowardHousingCrisis. However, the…

A. Peter Bailey Visits Howard to Speak to Young Media Students
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A. Peter Bailey Visits Howard to Speak to Young Media Students

By: Rebecca Johnson, Campus Reporter (@the_rebeccaJ)   About a week before the 53-year anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, one of his closest friends, A. Peter Bailey, visited a class at Howard University to talk about his experiences in the Black press, more specifically his knowledge of Black magazines. “So often we only read…

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