The Yard, a heartbeat of the traditionally Black college’s campus has been utilized by neighbors as a canine park and it’s precipitated an issue.
The conflict got here to a head this week when a white Washington D.C. resident, and non-student, urged to a neighborhood information station that Howard College “transfer” if they’ve an issue with neighbors utilizing The Yard as a canine park.
Now, the college’s president is releasing an announcement in protection of the varsity and its property.
Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick mentioned partially, “We respect pet homeowners respecting our campus by not bringing pets onto the personal areas.” He additionally claims Howard has “shared a long-standing constructive relationship with our evolving group” and the group desires the varsity’s personal areas to “stay pristine and symbolic of all that Howard College represents.”
Frederick additionally introduced he has reached out to the college’s native ANC and councilwoman to interact in dialogue in reference to scholar’s issues.
Howard, a non-public establishment nestled within the coronary heart of D.C., was established over 150 years in the past in 1867. Learn Dr. Wayne Frederick’s full assertion under.