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Wilberforce University Students Warn that Historically Black School is Headed For Closure

Wilberforce University near Dayton is the nation’s oldest private historically black university. Like many historically black colleges and universities, school has struggled to maintain its enrollment. It has also faced charges of fiscal mismanagement. Now half of Wilburforce’s student body is threatening to withdraw.

The students said without action, they believe the 156-year-old university will close by 2015.
“We need some immediate change now,” said senior Brandon Harvey, president of the student government and protest organizer. “Academic life, spiritual life and social life are at an all-time low. I’m afraid when I come back three to five years from now, Wilberforce University will not be alive.”

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