Duke University president seeks end of 2-day sit-in protest

AP News
Posted: Apr 04, 2016 8:13 AM

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University's president is trying to end a sit-in outside his office at the elite school.

Duke President Richard Brodhead met Sunday with demonstrators who began their protest Friday inside the university's main administrative building. University spokesman Michael Schoenfeld says nine students have camped in a waiting area outside Brodhead's office.

The protesters say they want three administrators dismissed, including one top executive involved in a dispute with a parking attendant two years ago.

A lawsuit filed last month by the contract traffic control officer accuses Duke executive vice president Tallman Trask III of using a racial slur against her.

Trask denies making any racial comment. He's said the parking attendant refused to let him park in his usual spot and stepped in front of his car.