Howard's President Sidney Ribeau to step down amid campus struggles

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Facing financial struggles and accusations of mismanagement, the president of Howard University is stepping down at the end of the calendar year.

President Sidney Ribeau announced his retirement in a letter to the Howard community today. The letter highlights the successes his five-year tenure, from academic initiatives to the construction of new campus buildings.

Left unmentioned are Howard's recent troubles. Undergraduate enrollment dropped by more than 6 percent last academic year from the previous one as fewer accepted students chose to attend Howard, though it did rebound slightly this year.

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