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Howard Magazine

Howard Magazine is an award-winning publication that reflects the heart and soul of Howard University.

The magazine examines the legacy of Howard University and the strides that alumni have made in every profession. It also highlights the University's unyielding commitment to prepare some of the nation's brightest minds to meet the challenges of an increasingly competitive and global society.

Each issue includes profiles of alumni who are excelling in their professions, faculty, and staff who are engaged in research and scholarship and future leaders who are seeking innovative solutions to global issues.

With a print circulation of 85,000, Howard Magazine is published three times a year and distributed to Howard University alumni, faculty, staff and students, legislators, corporate partners, foundations and private donors.

Please see below for a curated list of the magazine featured articles, related to Howard's Sesquicentennial.

Respecting the Black Family Story
Respecting the Black Family Story

Don Graves Sr. chronicles his great-grandfather's journey to becoming a ‘striver, pioneer and righteous Black rebel.’

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By Word of Mouth
By Word of Mouth

A story of the U.S. internment of Japanese-Americans, unexpected educational paths and how dignity was taken, given and retained.

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150 Years of Architectural Inspiration
150 Years of Architectural Inspiration

Alumni leave their footprints on the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Giving Baby Bison the ‘Tools of the Universe’
Giving Baby Bison the ‘Tools of the Universe’

Married alumni couple make STEM fields a priority in their homeschooled son’s education.

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The Journey to 150 Years
The Journey to 150 Years

Howard University has long been the prototypical opportunity University, with an unwavering commitment to the words inscribed on Alma Mater’s original seal, which reads, “equal rights and knowledge for all.”

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On the Sesquicentennial of Howard University
On the Sesquicentennial of Howard University

The history of Howard University is one of the most remarkable and consequential in American higher education. 

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Shattering the Glass Ceiling of Academia
Shattering the Glass Ceiling of Academia

Between 2006 and 2016, women earned more than 50 percent of all doctoral degrees in the United States. Yet, when it comes to holding key leadership positions in academia, women are underrepresented. Howard University is bucking that trend.

Issue: Fall 2016
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My Choice to be Here, Working for this Publication, is a Deliberate One.
My Choice to be Here, Working for this Publication, is a Deliberate One.

As U.S. newsrooms have shrunk and the count of Black journalists has fallen, some Howard alumnae remain on the job, ensuring that the highs, lows and complexities of Black life get deemed newsworthy and get covered.

Issue: Fall 2016
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The Howard Woman in STEM
The Howard Woman in STEM

No, STEM fields are not just for men. From the beginning of the Obama administration, the president has called for getting more girls interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Issue: Fall 2016
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In Their Shoes
In Their Shoes

Seven students from diverse backgrounds offer glimpses into what makes them individuals at HU.

Issue: Fall 2016
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Sporadic Crawls to the Abyss: Surveying the Landscape of Blacks in the Mass and Social Media
Sporadic Crawls to the Abyss: Surveying the Landscape of Blacks in the Mass and Social Media

When I was a small child, the major concerns regarding mass media often focused on African-American inclusions and representations in newspapers, radio and the three major networks: CBS, NBC, and ABC.

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Race and Ethnicity: At a Crossroad
Race and Ethnicity: At a Crossroad

Wading into a sea of mainly Black faces on the South African campus where former President Nelson Mandela and other lions of the anti-apartheid movement once studied gave Ernesha Webb Mazinyo (B.S. ’95) a rarefied jolt of pride. 

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The Browning of Education
The Browning of Education

The 2014-2015 academic year was a landmark one for education.

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Through an International Lens
Through an International Lens

Ralph Bunche Center provides students from Howard and beyond with opportunities to explore race, ethnicity and careers abroad.

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The Right Place at the Right Time
The Right Place at the Right Time

With the end of the spring semester approaching, Howard University is still a great place to be. For me, this University is a four-letter word: home. It represents a melting pot—one that is fertile ground for building lifelong relationships.

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Defying Disparities
Defying Disparities

As our nation continues to face adversity, chaos and despair, my mission here at Howard University remains clear: to educate our young people in the most excellent fashion.

Issue: Fall 2015
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Embracing Public Service
Embracing Public Service

Taylor Amos came to Howard University with a mission. Aware that African Americans are underrepresented in many fields, she focused on her love of public service. Amos decided that, by joining the Peace Corps, she could carve a pathway into global development. In this profession, she saw that African-American leaders are scarce and that there is room to grapple with some of the planet’s most intractable problems, such as improving the health and education of women and children—her special interest.

Issue: Fall 2015
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Wilson: 'We must do more' to Address Disparities in Breast Cancer
Wilson: 'We must do more' to Address Disparities in Breast Cancer

In 2013, nearly 230,000 women were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and an additional 65,000 with noninvasive breast cancer.

Issue: Fall 2015
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Howard University Global Initiative (HUG IN)
Howard University Global Initiative (HUG IN)

At the beginning of this century, Ebola was largely seen as a distant albeit deadly disease that only affected tiny villages in the Congo.

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