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Bethune Cookman students are protesting after saying they had to endure harsh treatment of mold and other things at the school. After Bethune Cookman declined to hire ex-NFL player Ed Reed, students are fed up with the school’s acts. In addition to not receiving the coach they wanted, they went on to protest and publicly display the conditions some are living in. Students at the school complained of rats in the dorms and a lack of hot water. One of the biggest concerns was the amount of mold in the dorms. Picture after picture details the amount of filth that students had to deal with. One asthmatic student said that they were “in the dorms for three days before they started to experience symptoms”.


Some students claim to pay around $30,000 for tuition at the private college but are yet disappointed by what they are paying for. Ed Reed stated that he would try to change things for the school if hired. While the protest started just yesterday, students are not letting up for their demands to be made.  Bethune Cookman acknowledged the situation and made a statement saying:

“After undergoing a detailed assessment and review of the state of our football program, we have determined that it is in the best interest of our university, athletics program, and football student-athletes to reopen the search and identify the next leader of Bethune-Cookman Wildcats Football. While we appreciate the initial interest in our football program displayed by Mr. Reed during the course of recent weeks, we are also mindful of the qualities and attributes that must be exhibited by our institutional personnel during what have been uniquely challenging times for our campus as we recover from the impact of two hurricanes during this past fall semester.”

What do you think is going on at Bethune Cookman?


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