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Howard University Students Announce Agreement Ending Monthlong Protest

“Today is a new day for Bison everywhere,” one student said. “We garnered everything we were entitled to.” 

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Howard University students reached an agreement with school administrators over housing concerns, accountability and more, students announced Monday. 

The deal announced in a press conference on Black Star Network’s YouTube page follows a series of demonstrations that began Oct. 12. 

“Today is a new day for Bison everywhere,” one student said Monday. “[...]We garnered everything that we were entitled to.” 

Students protested for 33 days, including by sleeping in tents outside, and negotiated with administrators for 20 days, they said.

Students protested a lack of housing and poor housing conditions. 

“We’re paying $48,000 a year — $50,000 for some people — to be living with mold and being hospitalized. With rats and roaches. That’s not Howard,” sophomore Tia-Andrea Scott told News4 last month. 

The students began the sit-in after growing frustrated with the university’s response to their demands. Their anger and numbers grew after administrators sent a letter threatening disciplinary action. 

Howard administrators said in a tweet that they were “pleased” to reach an agreement with student protesters. School President Wayne Frederick was expected to release a comment.

Photos: Famous Howard University Alumni and Former Students

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