Howard University reaches deal with students after month-long protest

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Harvard University students and administrators announced on Monday that they had reached a resolution after a month of protests by students over the unsafe housing situation at the school, as well as other public safety issues.

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big picture: more than 100 students lived in The Blackburn University Center began in October in protest, while others pitched tents outside and said they would stay there until demands were met. Washington Post.

  • Some of the complaints surrounding the school’s housing included mold, rats, flooding, and insects. The students were also asking for a sit-down with the university’s leadership, the reinstatement of certain positions on the school’s board of trustees, and “legal, disciplinary and academic immunity” for those involved in the protests.
  • The protest has garnered national attention: Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and others issued statements of support to the students.

What are they saying: “We came, we saw, we declared and we won,” student organizer Channing Hill said in the announcement of the agreement. “Today is a new day for bison everywhere.”


What will happen next: Howard University tweeted that President Dr. Wayne Frederick will make a long statement on this issue later today.


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