U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver the commencement address to more than 2,000 graduates during Howard University’s commencement ceremonies beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, on the upper quadrangle of the main campus. Secretary Duncan will discuss the important role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the knowledge economy and the roles that college graduates can play in strengthening public education.
Howard University was chartered by Congress in 1867. Today, it is a private, co-educational historically black university comprising 12 schools and colleges with approximately 10,500 students.
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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Howard University commencement address
10 a.m. ET Saturday, May 12, 2012
6th Street and Howard Place, N.W
(upper quadrangle of the main campus)