List of Protest Demands Grows
While the first list of demands for the September 4 protest only included the non-extension of the validation date, longer library and financial aid hours, a recycling plan and a wireless campus, the new list has includes the following bullet points:
- All handicap entrances and elevators need to be updated and made compliant with the Federal ADA Standards
- Immediate resignation of executive leadership in the Office of Student Affairs for reasons including but not limited to: intimidation of students, unprofessionalism, and infringing upon student’s First Amendment Rights.
- Hours of financial aid should be immediately extended until 5pm. This should remain consistent until the set purge date with staffing i.e. certified financial aid officers and managers in place to render quality customer service and to serve the unusually large number of invalidated students.
- All recipients of university issued scholarship that have satisfied all necessary requirements should be validated immediately and granted their funds.
- Immediate 24-hour, 7 days a week access to the Undergraduate and Founders Library and the Information Lab
- An accessible, consistently updated, itemized budget available to students of all of Howard University’s expenses, investments and other financial obligations.
- Expand university technology platform to include Google Apps for Education (Email, Calendar, Documents, Spreadsheets, etc.) – Proposal attached.
- Immediate evaluation and reorganization of Howard University Judiciary process to include students to be facilitated by the Office of Special Student Services in collaboration with Howard University Student Association.
- Expedite the process of hiring a permanent Provost and Vice President of Student Affairs; Interim periods should be capped to six-months
- Establishment of a student advisory committee for the Office of Student Financial Services
- Allocate $14 million from the endowment to establish wireless connectivity for the entire campus with an operational date no later than 11/1/2009
- Immediate implementation of comprehensive recycling program
- Restoration of on-campus housing facilities and proposals for new on-campus housing developments for Howard University students to be completely built no later that 08/2011
List provided by the Howard University Student Association.