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Mar
20

“13th” Week – Plantation$, Prison$, Profit$

“13th” Week – Plantation$, Prison$, Profit$ March 27th – 30th March 27 –  6pm – 13th by Ava DuVernay (Movie) Screening – Filmmaker Ava DuVernay’s new documentary,  which explores the history of race and the criminal justice system in the United States. The film’s title refers to the 13th Amendment. – Student Center Ballroom A March 28 –… Continue Reading “13th” Week – Plantation$, Prison$, Profit$

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UDC Students #UDCEURO17

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Mar
12

Women’s History Month – Bernita Sims

Women’s History Month  Bernita Sims UDC Alum: First African-American Mayor of High Point, NC Bernita Sims was the first African-American mayor of High Point, North Carolina. She was elected November 6, 2012 with 33 percent of the vote. A native of High Point, Sims attended the University of the District of Columbia, where she studied… Continue Reading Women’s History Month – Bernita Sims

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Feb
11

UDC: “We Are Black History” Selvon M. Waldron

UDC: “We Are Black History” Selvon M. Waldron UDC Alum – College and Career Coach, Mentoring Business Owner Few who know him are surprised that Selvon M. Waldron has dedicated his life to helping others like himself gain access to an education and a better life. He is currently the director of Student Transition Services… Continue Reading UDC: “We Are Black History” Selvon M. Waldron

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Feb
10

UDC: “We Are Black History” Floretta Dukes McKenzie, Ed.D

UDC: “We Are Black History” Floretta Dukes McKenzie, Ed.D  UDC Alum – Superintendent of DC Public Schools A legendary educator, Dr. Floretta Dukes McKenzie has a distinguished record of more than 40 years of service to education as both a school administrator and educational consultant. Born in Lakeland, Fla. in 1935, her family moved to… Continue Reading UDC: “We Are Black History” Floretta Dukes McKenzie, Ed.D

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Feb
08

UDC: “We Are Black History” Kia Baskerville

UDC: “We Are Black History” Kia Baskerville UDC Alum – CBS News Executive Proud to be a Firebird, Kia Baskerville has put her Mass Media Communications degree to good use with 21 years at CBS News under her belt. She earned her B.A. degree in Mass Media Communications, TV Production in 1995 from the University… Continue Reading UDC: “We Are Black History” Kia Baskerville

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Feb
07

UDC: We ARE Black History: Michael Marshall

UDC: We ARE Black History Michael Marshall  Alumnus – Architect and Designer of UDC’s Student Center Even at the young age of 11, Michael Marshall knew that his destiny was to be an architect. Growing up in NE Washington and Prince George’s County, the son of a DC Public Schools bus driver and a housekeeper,… Continue Reading UDC: We ARE Black History: Michael Marshall

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Feb
05

UDC: “We Are Black History”: Royale Watkins

UDC: “We Are Black History” Royale Watkins UDC Alumnus – Comedian, TV Writer, Producer, Director and Actor Growing up as one of 14 children gave UDC alumnus Royale Watkins plenty of material to draw from in his early comedy acts. It was humor that kept him out of trouble and helped him stand out on… Continue Reading UDC: “We Are Black History”: Royale Watkins

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Feb
04

UDC: “We Are Black History”: Dr. Edwin Bancroft Henderson

UDC: "We Are Black History" Dr. Edwin Bancroft Henderson UDC Alumnus - The Grandfather of Black Basketball Sports historian, educator, administrator, coach, athlete, and civil rights activist, Dr. Edwin Bancroft Henderson was a pioneer promoter of African-American involvement in sports and physical education and is considered as the “Grandfather of Black Basketball.” Born on November… Continue Reading UDC: “We Are Black History”: Dr. Edwin Bancroft Henderson
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Jan
31

UDC Response to President Trump Executive Order

As President of the only public institution of higher learning in and for the nation’s capital, I want to address the UNIVERSITY community about the impact of the Friday, January 27th executive order issued by President Trump imposing temporary restrictions on immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries.
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