Howard U in Flux: An HBCU Reinvents Itself

Drop African studies and cut the philosophy program? These are among the decisions the university is faced with in order to stay competitive.

Top-tier schools — including Howard, Hampton University, and Spelman and Morehouse colleges — vie with Harvard and Princeton for top black students and faculty. “Howard has positioned itself as a college that wants to attract the best and the brightest,” said Michael Lomax, CEO of the United Negro College Fund. “There is a lot of competition for those students.”

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