April 6, 2018

Howard University students continue protest

NPR-Student protesters in Washington, D.C., entered their eighth day of occupying Howard University's administration building on Thursday, and while school officials have shown signs of bending to their demands, the students say it is not enough. Education Howard University Students Continue Protests

Student group HU Resist is spearheading the protest and collated a list of nine demands that might resonate on campuses across the country, such as: affordable housing, an end to "unsubstantiated tuition hikes," and greater focus on student safety, including mental health issues and preventing sexual assault.

"We've come to somewhat of an agreement on seven" of the demands, Alexis McKenney, a senior political science major and student protest leader, said at a press conference Wednesday, although she declined to be specific.

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