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Howard University And The Challenges Facing Black Colleges

Howard University President Sidney Ribeau abruptly announced his retirement last week amid continued reports of fiscal and enrollment challenges at D.C.'s private, historically black university. Kojo examines the transition at Howard and the challenges facing historically black colleges and universities nationwide.

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