Howard University Students Occupy Campus Building to Protest Poor Housing Conditions
“The allegations come amid a sweep of funding that’s been donated to the school in the form of grants and gifts from major corporations and school alumni.”
This school has seen an influx of major funding in recent years. It sounds like they need to start spending some of that cash on upkeep.
Black Enterprise reports:
Howard University Students Occupy Campus Center in Protest Against Poor Housing Conditions
Hundreds of Howard University students came together on Wednesday to protest against the poor housing conditions they say they’re subjected to at the reputable HBCU.
On Wednesday, protests lasted all day and followed a sit-in that kicked off Tuesday night at the school’s Blackburn University Center, Fox5 DC reports. Students say rats, roaches, and mold are just some of what they’re forced to live with at the historically Black college.
The allegations come amid a sweep of funding that’s been donated to the school in the form of grants and gifts from major corporations and school alumni. With students paying yearly tuition of $50,000 they are frustrated with the living circumstances.
In videos sent to Fox5, water can be seen pouring out of pipes while expired air filters with mold, mildew, and mushrooms grow on ceilings and walls. There is also concern about the lack of COVID-19 testing for students and safety on campus.
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The “black Harvard” isn’t the paradise that its uber-BowelLivesMatter students demand it to be? Jeez….GET IN LINE.
Student housing isn’t designed to be the Ritz-Carlton. It’s designed to house your lazy butts while you get your easy “A’’s” and protest anything and everything as racist—on an all-black campus at that.
Sounds to me like the students have legitimate complaints. Student housing should be basic, not luxirious. But when pipes are broken and mold and fungi are growing in the building basic standards of health and safety are not being met. If I were those kids I’d call the municipal health agency and building inspectors in there and put some leverage on the administration.