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U.S. Education Secretary to Deliver Howard University Commencement Address

Jo Ann Webb, U.S. Department of Education:, (202) 401-1576,
Rachel Mann, Howard University, (202) 308-8903,

Event Date 1: May 12, 2012 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.

**NOTE: Media must RSVP to by 5 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2012. All broadcast media covering the commencement address must be stationary by 8:30 a.m.

Event 1
Who : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
What : Howard University commencement address
When : 10 a.m. ET Saturday, May 12, 2012
Where : Howard University
6th Street and Howard Place, N.W
(upper quadrangle of the main campus)
Washington, D.C.