The University of the District of Columbia is probably not much of a competitor to the various country’s state schools, but it’s certainly improving. And despite any qualms over academics or management, there’s some thing that is not often debated — its location.
Tell that to Home Depot. As a part of a grant program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities , the house goods retailer is looking people to vote for his or her favorite school to receive funds for campus improvement projects. But at the list of colleges, the District’s flagship public university is oddly located in…Maryland.
Howard University, even further faraway from the D.C./Maryland line, is in a similar fashion listed as being within the Old Line State.
Maybe it was a decent mistake by someone who just assumed that since both UDC and Howard are within the a part of town that was handed over by Maryland 200 years ago for the creation of the nation’s capital (and would get retroceded back , if it ever involves pass). Or even there’s simply no real justification for assuming that the University of the District of Columbia will be in Maryland. (Does this mean we now get voting rights?)
Either way, go the positioning and vote in your favorite local HBCU. UDC could be a lost cause; it only has 74 votes as of this writing. Howard is barely over 9,000, putting it eighth inside the running, but it’s still far behind first place Alabama A&M University, which has over 53,000 votes. It’s understandable we’re trailing this kind of powerhouse — I hear the Georgia campus is only beautiful.