Howard University Student Calls Out School For Leaving Her 'Borderline Homeless'
Kendal Hall tweeted a screenshot of an email sent to the HBCU's president. His response was terse.
March 07, 2018 at 10:15 pm
A couple of weeks ago, Hampton University students called out their institution, alleging that their dorms and cafeteria are in horrible condition, among other issues. Now, another HBCU has the spotlight turned on them.
Howard University Class of 2020 student Kendal Hall posted the screenshot of an email she wrote to Howard University president Wayne A.I. Frederick, regarding her pending housing status or the lack thereof. She poured her heart out to the president, asking for help after a housing application glitch left her "borderline homeless."
Frederick followed-up with correspondence on the student's concern with an issue of his own. Hall shared his response:
"Your tone and tenor is inappropriate. The appropriate offices to handle this matter are copied and will respond."
I sat here and wrote this email calmly while my emotions were ripping me apart inside. But this is what I got. I am borderline homeless but I'm so sorry my tone was slightly off. pic.twitter.com/aOC9RZMNAu— Kendal Hall (@kendalalise5) March 7, 2018
"I sat here and wrote this email calmly while my emotions were ripping me apart inside. But this is what I got. I am borderline homeless but I'm so sorry my tone was slightly off," wrote Hall in the caption accompanying her tweet.
Another Howard University student, tweeted her own similar experience, under the username @FridayShabazz:
If it’s not Housing, it’s financial aid, it’s F-ing up my GPA, it’s no hot water, inadequate living conditions, rats and mice. And the list goes on.
I’m tired.— Lorena Bobbit (@FridayShabazz) March 7, 2018
Howard can suck my whole ass at this point and I feel bad saying that about a school I thought I loved so much.— Lorena Bobbit (@FridayShabazz) March 7, 2018
So are they gonna refund my housing deposit orrrr?— Lorena Bobbit (@FridayShabazz) March 7, 2018
We have reached out to the school president's office about this matter. The office noted that there have been many calls about housing of late, and promised to give us an official statement regarding the students' grievances. We will be sure to update you once we hear back.