Latest news about Howard University

D.C.’s chief medical examiner hopes his office can help reduce homicides, overdoses and accidental deaths.

By Keith L. Alexander

  • Jul 9, 2016

AU’s U-Pass program will provide all-access SmarTrip cards to full-time undergraduate, graduate, and law school students, who will be required to purchase the passes as part of their enrollment fees for $130 per semester. Howard’s pilot also will offer passes for $130 per semester.

By Martine Powers

  • Jul 6, 2016

Credit analysts at Moody’s Investors Services say a pair of deals struck by Howard University is putting the historically black university on the path to a financial turnaround, a bright spot for a school that has struggled to reverse years of fiscal strain.

By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel

  • Jun 27, 2016

A January trial date is set in the fatal shooting of Matthew Shlonsky near Shaw Metro station.

By Keith L. Alexander

  • Jun 1, 2016

Students might be able to solve some of the problems of the present by taking a trip back in history.

By Courtland Milloy

  • May 17, 2016

Vernon E. Hawkins, 77, lied to investigators about paying aide to leave town to avoid probe .

By Spencer S. Hsu, Ann E. Marimow

  • May 10, 2016

No emergency room patients are being accepted; some critical care patients have been moved.

By Dana Hedgpeth

  • Mar 21, 2016

Here are the nation’s leading schools in providing volunteers for an agency that promotes peace and service abroad.

By Nick Anderson

  • Feb 18, 2016

Briggitta Hardin was awarded $687,000 in damages for her swift firing from the Penn Quarter bar.

By Spencer S. Hsu

  • Jan 27, 2016

Mr. Leonard, 86, devised a program to increase diversity at Harvard Law, then was president of Fisk University.

By Matt Schudel

  • Dec 19, 2015

No one was injured in the incident.

By Dana Hedgpeth

  • Nov 20, 2015

The former Howard University student was sentenced to 8 years and 8 months in a bank fraud case.

By Matt Zapotosky

  • Nov 6, 2015

Another man was also shot and wounded Friday morning near Shaw-Howard University Metro station.

By Peter Hermann, Dana Hedgpeth

  • Oct 23, 2015

The incident occurred inside the student health center building on Georgia Avenue.

By Peter Hermann

  • Oct 21, 2015

The Howard University group says it’s on to bigger stages.

By Perry Stein

  • Oct 1, 2015

The chief operating officer no longer works at Howard, and a student ombudsman position was created to respond to concerns.

By Susan Svrluga

  • Sep 11, 2015

Jasper Spires, accused in the July 4 stabbing on a train, left Howard’s center against medical advice.

By Keith L. Alexander

  • Aug 29, 2015

Five Howard University students needed to pay tuition and -- drum roll, please -- the Dupont Brass Band was born.

By Siyao Long

  • Aug 28, 2015

Local digest

  • Aug 27, 2015

Gunfire claimed the life of a 2014 American University graduate student, who police call a bystander.

By Peter Hermann, Faiz Siddiqui

  • Aug 20, 2015
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About Howard

  • Founded in 1867
  • Private
  • Historically black university
  • Nickname: Bison
  • Main campus in Washington D.C.
  • Fall 2013 enrollment: 10,297
  • Tuition & fees 2013-14: $22,683

Photo by Mark Gail/The Washington Post