Students at Howard University gathered in front of the administration building in protest on Friday, Sept. 4. A flyer listed the following demands:
1. All students must be validated by Sept. 25, 2009, (no extensions on the deadline).2. Howard University advances technology and goes completely paperless by the 2010-2011 school year.3. Howard University must have a library that is open 24 hours a day by the end of the fall semester 2009.4. Howard Financial Aid office must extend its business hours by the end of the fall semester 2009.5. Howard must disseminate a budget visible to students that shows the allocation of student money by the end of fall semester 2009.
The protest has also garnered celebrity support from Sean “Diddy” Combs, a former Howard student, on Twitter (@iamdiddy).