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Howard University Waging War on Dorm Roaches

Those roaches allegedly infesting a Howard University's Howard Plaza Towers dorm won't be around for much longer, if Howard has its way.

"Over the last three months, we have scaled up efforts including the fumigation of the entire Howard Plaza Towers Complex," writes university spokeswoman Kerry-Ann Hamilton in an email. Despite improvements, according to Hamilton, the university is still working on killing all of the roaches.

And not a moment too soon! You'll remember that the roaches (and rats, and mold) inspired 19 Howard students to join a lawsuit filed Monday by lawyer Daniel Hornal against the university that asks for back rent and an independent investigation of the pest problem. Several more students plan to join the lawsuit, according to Hornal.

Photo courtesy Daniel Hornal

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