Students and Alumni Take to Social Media to Protest Howard University

Howard University (Josh/Creative Commons BY 2.0)
Howard University (Josh/Creative Commons BY 2.0)
Howard University (Josh/Creative Commons BY 2.0)

(The Washington Post) – Howard University students and alumni took their frustration public — and viral — Wednesday, with a gush of complaints on social media about problems at the iconic historically black university in Washington, D.C.

Their frustrations — often paired with affection and pride for the school — were both immediate and minute, longstanding and sweeping.

They complained about the air conditioning breaking down, mold in dorms, bureaucratic run-arounds, high tuition, rats, and hassles with financial aid.

University spokespeople and an alumni leader did not immediately respond to requests for comment Wednesday evening.

The university president posted a message on Twitter.

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