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“The Board of Trustees continues to maintain a blind and unwavering support for an administrative team whose leadership is reactionary, rather than visionary and innovative. The Faculty Senate finds this unacceptable.”

Howard University’s faculty council called on President Wayne Frederick to resign last week after issuing a vote of no confidence, citing “dissatisfaction with global systemic issues and chronic challenges posed by defaults in administrative leadership.” It’s the apex of months of intense scrutiny, which saw students leading the university’s longest protest in its history. Both students and faculty say Howard’s administration has chronically mismanaged the school’s finances, an issue that has diminished the quality of students’ housing and education.


  • Officials at American University say they’ve exhausted all leads on a notorious hate crime committed last fall, and are setting aside the investigation. [WTOP]

  • The skeletal remains of three women were recovered over the last week on the 100 block of Wayne Place SE. District officials have not released any information about the victims’ identities or cause of death. [NBC, Post]

  • George Mason University’s president admits that some financial donations to the school may “fall short of the standards of academic independence.” Republican mega-billionaire Charles Koch is a regular donor to GMU’s academic programs. [Post]

  • Maryland made over $100 million in toll violations and penalties last year. [Post]

  • D.C. extends its dockless bike pilot program for four months, scrapping plans to impose heavy operating fees. [WTOP]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Speaker at a “unity rally” outside of the Wilson Building veers into anti-semitism. [Post]

  • Joshua Lopez, a Bowser appointee who organized the event, says he’s sorry. [WAMU]

  • Some officials have called on Lopez to resign from the housing authority board. [FOX5]

  • Colby King: District leaders should put on a show of interfaith unity and peace. [Post]

  • Ward 2’s Jack Evans created a mysterious consulting firm with a lobbyist. [District Dig]

  • D.C. Council could repeal the sales tax on tampons, currently 5.75 percent. [Post]

  • Post editorial board: D.C. should repeal a law barring gas-station redevelopment. [Post]

  • Trans United Fund kicks off D.C. campaign and might endorse in June primary. [Blade]

  • Several councilmembers attend 47th anniversary of local LGBTQ alliance GLAA. [Blade]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Helen Hayes Awards-nominated actors talk about the inspiration behind their performances. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • How the Broccoli City crew put on their biggest festival yet. [Washingtonian]

  • Cardi Bdominated this year’s Broccoli City Fest. [Post]

  • How Sofar Sounds is bringing intimate concerts for D.C. music lovers. [WUSA9]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, byLaura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • How to celebrate Derby Day in D.C. [Eater]

  • The second outpost of All-Purpose Pizzeria features big windows and lots of veggies. [Post]

  • Feed your late-night sugar craving at these spots around D.C. [DC Refined]

  • Amanuel Market, near the Petworth Metro, will becomeAmen Coffee & Juice. [PoPville]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The yarn of a Southeast affordable housing complex that swindled D.C. [WCP]

  • So many imprudent homes (and parking spaces) up for sale. [WCP]

  • Business Improvement Districts continue to pop up across D.C. [Urban Turf]

  • I regret to inform you that you’re a regular smoker. [CityLab]


  • ANC 2E meets at 6:30 p.m. 35th St. + Volta Pl. NW.

  • ANC 2D meets at 7:00 p.m. 2200 California St. NW.

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