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150 Facts from 150 Years

No. 103

Fact of the Day

Law School Garners Top Ranking

In 2012, the Howard University School of Law was ranked by the National Jurist magazine as one of the top 20 schools in the nation for producing public service graduates.

HUSL Earns Top Ranking for Service

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No. 103

Law School Garners Top Ranking

In 2012, the Howard University School of Law was ranked by the National Jurist magazine as one of the top 20 schools in the nation for producing public service graduates.

No. 102

Dr. Stanton Wormley

In 1964, the Board of Trustees approved the creation of the position of a vice presidency for Academic Affairs. Alumnus Dr. Stanton L. Wormley (A.B. 1930; M.A. 1931) was selected to serve as the first Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr.

No. 101

Bison Beat

In December 2013, the Office of the President inaugurated publication of BISON BEAT, a monthly newsletter about university activities.

No. 100

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Center for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS)

In September 2001, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Center for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS) was awarded a cooperative agreement with the Department of Commerce NOAA Educational Partnership Program.

No. 99

Howard University Center for Sickle Cell Disease

In 1972, the Howard University Center for Sickle Cell disease was founded under the direction of Dr. Roland Scott with the support of a grant from the National Institutes of Health.

No. 98

Dr. Chauncey Ira Cooper

Dr. Chauncy I. Cooper was Professor and Dean of the College of Pharmacy from 1941 to 1972. Dr. Cooper was the founder and first president of the National Pharmaceutical Association.  He was the first African American dean of the College of Pharmacy.

No. 97

Howard University Alma Mater

On April 25 1919, Howard University copyrighted the Alma Mater co-authored by Class of 1916 alumni Joseph Hunter Brooks and Frederick Dewitt Malone.

No. 96

Lulu Vere Childers

Lulu Vere Childers became a member of Howard University's faculty in 1905 and served as the university's Director of Music from 1905 until 1942. She founded the Conservatory of Music in 1913 and School of Music in 1918. The Division of Fine Arts is housed in Lulu Vere Childers Hall, which is dedi

No. 95

The Main Building

The Main Building was among the first buildings constructed by the Freedmen’s Bureau for Howard University. After it was completed in 1869, it was used for the University’s administrative offices, the Freedmen’s Bureau; and the Theology Department (1871-1929).

No. 94

Howard University Health Sciences Simulation Center

Howard University opened a $5 million medical simulation center in January 2014. The Howard University Health Sciences Simulation Center is a 6,000 square foot, state-of -the art simulated learning environment, offering resources to advance a comprehensive healthcare education program.

No. 93

James E. Cheek, 13th Howard University President

James Cheek was the thirteenth president of Howard University. With a tenure of 20 years (July 1, 1969-June 30, 1989), President Cheek was the university's second-longest serving president and also its youngest elected president at age 36. During Dr.

No. 92

Ronald Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center

The Ronald Walters Center for Public Policy Studies was launched in 2011. The Center was established to serve as a focal point for research, publications, service, policy discussions and leadership development activities in areas involving the engagement of African Americans in the U.S.