Controversy at Howard University: Trustees debate school's standing

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Howard University, located in Washington, D.C., has been a pioneer school among the country's historically black colleges and universities.

Recently, the university made headlines due to a letter that asserted that the college is in trouble due to fiscal and management problems and that it will eventually close if no steps are taken.

The buzz started when The Chronicle of Higher Education obtained a copy of a letter written by Renee Higginbotham-Brooks, a trustee of Howard University since 1997 and the vice chairwoman since 2005.

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