Howard University students ended their takeover of the Administration building on Friday. Spurred on by reports that six employees had been fired after stealing financial aid money but the theft wasn’t known for months later, and devolving conditions on the Washington,D.C. campus, students took over the Administration building for almost a week.
Student activists issued a series of nine demands, which included the ouster of embattled HU president Wayne Frederick. The students generated and enormous amount of support online in a protest that was reminiscent of another student-led protest that rocked the school in 1968 and 1989.
Howard is among the most respected HBCU’s in the country but has struggled with finances and aging school campuses like many other HBCU’s. But students ended the sit-in after claiming victory in most of their demands.