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Howard Graduate Caps a Four-Year Fight for Access

Major kudos to former Nation intern Britney Wilson who graduated this past May from Howard University with a flourish of collegiate honors: Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, and a laudatory profile in the Washington Post, detailing her four-year struggle to make Howard more accessible for handicapped students like herself.

A Nation intern over the summer of 2011, Wilson wrote an important piece for thenation.com decrying the dangers of classifying students according to their intellectual ability.

At Howard, the Brooklyn-born Wilson was both an advocate and critic. She penned a column for the Hilltop campus newspaper: Mut(e)iny: The Silent Rebellion in which she railed against Howard’s social cliques, lamented the scarcity of student-scholars and celebrated the propensity for a math class to suddenly veer into a discussion of black history.

We look forward with great anticipation to Wilson's next move, which will involve law school and a possible career as a litigator attacking the remaining legal foundations of social discrimination.

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