Students end sit-in protest outside Duke president's office

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Posted: Apr 08, 2016 6:38 PM
Students end sit-in protest outside Duke president's office

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The student sit-in at Duke University is over.

Duke Students & Workers in Solidarity issued a statement on its Facebook page Friday saying the protest is leaving the Allen Building, which houses the office of school president Richard Brodhead. Nine students took over the reception area outside Brodhead's office on April 1.

The student group said its protest would move to an area it has named for Julian Abele, the black architect of the Duke campus whose work was brought to light through the protest.

Brodhead issued a statement saying though the two sides disagreed about the specifics of their demands and their choice of means, he respects their underlying passion for making Duke and the world a better place.