Howard University Finally Reach A Deal After Students Protested For Weeks Over Poor Housing Conditions

11/16/2021 12:00 AM EST by WBLS Staff
Good news for Howard University students. For weeks, students protested over poor living conditions. CNN reports students said there was mold, flooding, and roach and mice infestation in the buildings. Students have been sleeping in tents and air mattresses at the school's Blackburn Center since Oct. 12. Students demanded the university to fix it, and now they've reached a deal. article says a spokeswoman for the #BlackburnTakeover (the school's student center), Jasmine Joof said, "We have achieved increased scrutiny, transparency and accountability. The Daily Beast points out, the students' attorney, Donald Temple, said they "courageously journeyed on a path towards greater university accountability and transparency and public safety." The details weren't announced, but Temple told The Washington Post students were "able to accomplish their goals."The protest was the university's most prolonged protest. It caught national attention from Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. William Barber II, and Martin Luther King III. The civil rights leaders showed support for the students. Jackson was on campus earlier this month attempting to mediate the situation. Take a look at Howard University president Frederick talking about the situation: