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6:00 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Wilberforce University Officials Answer Student Concerns

Wilberforce University school officials met with students today to address their concerns about the school's alleged mismanagement.

More than three hundred of Wilberforce University's 510 students held a protest on Wednesday and threatened to withdraw from the university and transfer to Central State.

Students say the school is spending down its endowment while also letting the living conditions in the dorms decay.

Students also claim that food service is inadequate. Several faculty members have also joined in the protest and launched a complaint with the Ohio Attorney General's Office.

University President Patricia Lofton Hardaway met yesterday with students to address their concerns. University officials believe all of the alleged problems can be resolved.

Students plan to hold a rally at next week’s Board of Trustees meeting.