Saint Augustine’s Students on the March

About 125 students at Saint Augustine’s College, the historically black educational institution in Raleigh, North Carolina, mounted a protest march from campus to the State Capitol building. The students demanded that action be taken against a mold problem which the students claim is causing health problems on campus. The college said that there had been a mold problem but it has been corrected. Dianne Boardley Suber, president of the college, admitted to the Raleigh News & Observer, “We have old buildings, they do get damp. But the problem is mostly mildew.”

The students also said they had concerns about campus safety. Student leaders claimed that the administration did not take any action after a reported gang-related brawl occurred on campus. The students also claimed that their privacy was routinely violated by campus security officers who allegedly routinely search student dormitory rooms for drugs.