Howard University students reached an agreement with school administrators over housing concerns, accountability and more, students announced Monday.
“Today is a new day for Bison everywhere,” one student said Monday. “[...]We garnered everything that we were entitled to.”
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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.
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