WASHINGTON, DC -- MARCH 31: Dr. Wayne Frederick is President of Howard University. Moving forward the university is investing in and putting additional emphasis on its research capacity. He's pictured in a cancer research lab in the brand new Interdisciplinary Research Building on Georgia Avenue.
Founded in 1867, Howard University is one of the elite HBCU's in the country, but revenue and administration problems plague the instititution and threaten its status. (photo by Andre Chung for The Washington Post)