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Going for $1 Billion

I’m very proud of Howard University (see “A Fundraising Blueprint,” May 1). As an alum who has pledged a contribution to the most recent campaign, I am looking forward to the $1 Billion Campaign for Howard. I think a $1 billion campaign is long overdue and will certainly be a success. Thank you, President Swygert and Mr. Parsons. Job well done.

— Jason T. Smith

Revving Up HBCU Motorsports

Congratulations to WSSU! (see “Revving Up an HBCU Motorsports Program, April 17) Having grown up in Winston-Salem, N.C., and walking distance from then Winston-Salem Teachers College, I am not surprised as races took place at nearby Bowman Gray Stadium every Saturday night. The likes of Lee Petty and Cale Yarborough were always in Winston-Salem. This gives students at WSSU another opportunity to be successful. I wish for them much success!

— Dr. James B. Ewers Jr.


In the May 15 article “The Early Study Abroad Trend,” Sunny Jeong, director of the Korean Cultural Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is identified incorrectly in photos as Julie Misa, director of the university’s international students and scholars office. Diverse regrets the error.

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