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A group of students are on a quest to expose deplorable conditions and other issues at Tuskegee University
Fearing retaliation, the students wanted to remain anonymous, but they did speak with 12 News Defender Tametria Conner about their plea for help and answers.
"I feel as if they don't want us to speak out and if we do, they will try to scare us into not speaking out," a Tuskegee University student said.
With their voices disguised and their identity concealed, four Tuskegee University students say this is the last resort to try to get help with their concerns on campus
"Specially administrative issues, and we find that a lot of students have serious gripes about our housing conditions, or cafeteria conditions, our food situation, the type of education we are getting from our professors. We have a serious amount of gripes so this is the only way that we felt we could tackle these issues," one student said.
"In the last six months we've lost our president, our previous president, now we have an interim. So the state of university affairs -- we have no clue what's going on," a student said.
"I'm pretty sure, I speak for most people when I say we want a new president. Students are not informed on who is considered for the next president or whether the interim will stay here," a student said.
In several dorms and buildings, students provided photos of mold, mildew, flooding and a collapsing ceiling in Bethune Hall shower. Students say it's been like this since January.
One student complains of no heat or air conditioning in Bethune Hall -- conditions he says have negatively affected his studies.
"I even complained to the dorm director. Living in Bethune, for three months we were without hot water. Unfortunately we had to move from dorm to dorm just to take a good shower," a Tuskegee University student said.
The university vice president for capital projects and facilities management responded concerning the conditions:
"Tuskegee University, a campus enhanced with multiple historic buildings including Bethune Hall, is not exempt from challenges associated with facilities that have been occupied and in service for decades. We are committed to making continual improvements to our facilities to provide safe and comfortable living conditions for our students. In the past two years, we have invested over $14 million in the historic Rockefeller and Harvey Halls. Improvements to Bethune Hall, which address concerns raised by students, are scheduled for this summer. We take the campus housing needs of our students very seriously and will continue to make repairs and address concerns as quickly as we can."
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