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Stanley Andrisse says his 21-year-old self, who was once facing 20 years to life in prison, could never have imagined his life today: Andrisse is now an endocrinologist, scientist and professor at Howard University's College of Medicine. He has a Ph.D., an MBA, and a lab full of students who affectionately call him Dr. Stan. Jeffrey Pierre/NPR hide caption

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Howard University's administration reached a tentative agreement with the union that represents faculty members, who are fighting for better pay. A strike that was set to take place is now called off. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Dermatologist Dr. Jenna Lester treats her patient Geoffry Blair Hutto in the UCSF Primary Care clinic. Barbara Ries hide caption

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Howard University students gathered on campus to protest poor housing conditions and what they said was mistreatment by the university administration in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 25. Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Howard University students are entering their second week of protests demanding better housing on campus. Jeff Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty hide caption

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Nikole Hannah-Jones, seen here in 2016, will join the faculty of Howard University after a protracted battle with trustees of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill over granting her tenure with her appointment. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP hide caption

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Bill Cosby gestures outside his home in Elkins Park, Pa., on June 30, 2021, after being released from prison when the Pennsylvania's supreme court overturned his sexual assault conviction. Cosby expressed support for former TV co-star Phylicia Rashad's freedom of speech after she defended him in a tweet. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Howard University has prompted an outcry from students and scholars over its decision to dissolve its classics department, the only such program at a historically Black college or university in the nation. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Howard University's Decision To Cut Classics Department Prompts An Outcry

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Howard University students walk near the university's main gate. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Marc Lavarin, an assistant minister at Alfred Street Baptist Church, hugs Howard University student Mya Thompson after she learns the church's members have paid the $2,500 she owed the university. Charles Matthews/Alfred Street Baptist Church hide caption

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Actor and alumnus Chadwick Boseman delivers the keynote address at Howard University's commencement ceremony for the 2018 graduating class. Boseman received an honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters. (Photo by Cheriss May) (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images) NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Students occupying the administration building at Howard University in Washington, D.C., called an end to the protest after school officials promised to meet most of their demands. The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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People gather outside the Mordecai Wyatt Johnson Building in Washington D.C., during a sit-in at Howard University last week. By Thursday the students were entering their second week of protest and say they won't move until they are satisfied. The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Participants stretch during a "yoga on the yard" class, one of Howard University's sesquicentennial celebration events that was open to anyone in Washington, D.C., who wanted to attend. The university is trying to foster better relations with the surrounding community. Tyrone Turner/WAMU hide caption

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When A Historically Black University's Neighborhood Turns White

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Students at Howard University in Washington, D.C. The historically black university is opening Howard West at Google's headquarters in Mountain View. Howard University hide caption

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