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We’re going to keep going until our demands are met and negotiations are finished.”

Students at Howard University begin day five of a sit-in, bookending weeks of frustration with the university’s officials for a series of scandals that have led groups of students to call for the resignation of university president Wayne Frederick. Just weeks after Howard’s new online housing portal crashed, leading hundreds of students to believe they’d be stuck without a dorm, a whistleblower published a series of financial statements indicating that Howard officials transferred up to $1 million of financial aid funds to university employees. NBC4 reports that students are also demanding “changes to the sexual harassment policy, disarming campus police and a tuition freeze.”


  • Snow is possible for parts of D.C., Maryland, and Virginia this morning. [WTOP]

  • Looks like Maryland lawmakers are set to allow schools to extend the academic year. [NBC4]

  • Howard University president comes under fire in ongoing student demonstration. [Hilltop]

  • But students continue to lead a sit-in as they demand better housing conditions. [NBC4]

  • Police clear and re-open Marymount University, the subject of a bomb threat on Sunday. [WTOP]

  • D.C.-area teachers debate whether arming teachers is a good idea. [Post]

  • There are a lot of reasons to love D.C.—101  of them, to be exact. [Curbed]

  • Violent crime has dropped overall so far this year in D.C., but homicides are up. [Post]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Uber and Lyft say proposed tax increases to fund Metro would have bad effects. [Post]

  • Drawing D.C. mayors, local political analyst Mark Plotkin donates papers to GW. [Post]

  • Jaffe: Barry, a student of science, wouldn’t have tolerated climate conspiracies. [NBC4]

  • Trayon White, Elissa Silverman, and Karl Racine attend Seder for Passover. [Twitter]

  • Letter to the editor: Now please, everyone, let us move on from White scandal. [Post]

  • D.C. Council’s Twitter account celebrates April Fools’ Day with Trump jokes. [NBC4]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • In which Smithsonian Secretary David J. Skorton vows to launch a Women’s History initiative, but not a Women’s Museum. [Post]

  • Nice try, DC Theatre Scene. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • In case any burgeoning local bands out there are in search of a band name. [WAMU]

  • Meet the new generation of American Primitive guitarists. [WCP]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Eat chicken skin dumplings while standing up at Erik Bruner-Yang‘s Spoken English. [WCP]

  • Have a sip of this cocktail that counts fish sauce as an ingredient. [WCP]

  • As a society, are we okay with sushi sandwiches at the grocery store? [Washingtonian]

  • Tom Sietsema is an early fan of Sababa. [Post]

  • Would you dine at a Barnes & Noble cafe? [Eater]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • D.C. is offering tax breaks for those interested in setting up shop (with a big footprint) at the new St. Elizabeth’s campus. [WBJ]

  • The wonkiest, weirdest, and most impractical buildings up for sale last week. [WCP]

  • An apartment building in Columbia Heights caught fire Saturday afternoon. [PoPville]

  • WeWork’s first college site will open at the University of Maryland-College Park. [BisNow]


  • ANC 2E meets at 6:30 this evening. 35th St. and Volta Pl. NW.

  • ANC 8E meets tonight at 7:00 p.m. 3400 Wheeler Rd. SE.

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