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Howard U. aims to reassure students after violence on and near campus

Thursday, August 17, 2023
Washington Post

Howard University leaders sought to reassure students and parents this week after the school year began with alarming incidents on and near campus that injured multiple students and left one person hospitalized after a stabbing. University leaders described a throng of 50 or so young people — a “fight club” that campus and city safety officials had been monitoring this summer — swarming areas around campus over the weekend as students were arriving for the school year. A large fight broke out at a restaurant near campus, and later there was a melee on campus that injured Howard students, according to Howard University Police Chief Marcus Lyles. He called the fighting “disturbing” and “disgusting.”

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