September 21, 2012

Flooding and Howard University’s communication plan

Gingerbread on the Cooper House

Flooding, student behavior, and Capital Bikeshare are on the agenda for Tuesday’s civic association meeting. The meeting will be on Tuesday, September 25 at 7 pm in the basement of the Florida Avenue Baptist Church.

Here’s the full agenda:

Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Categories: Bicycles, Howard University Campus Plan, Safety & Order, Transportation
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1 Reply

  1. Firstly, you all moved here. You knew what type of area you were moving to when you decided to move here. Part of that is knowing that you are living in direct proximity to a University. If you wished not to be surrounded by college-students, you should not have moved here, or should consider another move.
    Secondly, it is well known that Howard University has housing issues of its own. The school cannot even house their entire freshman class, let alone all the upperclassmen that need shelter. If you have a gripe, it should be with the Universities apparent unwillingness to address this issue.
    Lastly, I find it laughable that you believe that the University will somehow be able to have any affect on the behavior of students living off-campus; and to suggest that they even should, equally amusing. Students who live off-campus, by their own choice, are likely doing so for the perceived freedom it brings. They are free to come and go as they please, have over whom ever they wish for as long as they please, are free to do what they wilt, play music at whatever hours they see fit, etc. Why then, that you all believe that a student in this mindset would even acknowledge an administrator attempting to curtail/censor/limit their behavior is beyond comprehension to me. These are young people who think they are grown, let’s be serious people.
    Your best bet is to speak to these students on your own when they move in, or if they already have, do so now. I’m assuming the main issue you all have is parties. It has been my experience that when you speak to these students, say in the middle of the day, and attempt to reach a compromise they are much more receptive to what you have to say than when you call the police on them and curse at them as its shut down.
    I understand we all have to work; I’m against the weekday parties myself, but when I moved here I also knew that I should expect the occasional party on a friday/saturday.

    Confused Ledroit Resident.

    G - November 4, 2012 @ 11:51 am

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