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Black Student News: Howard University Students Protesting The Campus

by on September 6, 2009

About 350 students and union workers crowded the plaza outside Howard University’s administration building Friday morning, protesting a long list of grievances — including problems with on-campus housing, delays in financial aid payments and labor practices — and at one point threatening a sit-in before they were turned away from the building’s doors.

"We love Howard," said Corey Briscoe, 20, a junior and the director of student advocacy for the Howard University Student Association. "But this impinges on academic freedom."

The students, many wearing black T-shirts as a sign of protest, waved colorful signs and chanted "Students first!" and "We want answers!"

 

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