Agreement Ends St. Olaf Student Protest
NORTHFIELD, Minn. (AP) — Students protesting recent incidents at St. Olaf College in Minnesota have reached an agreement with the school's president aimed at fighting racism on campus.
Hundreds of students boycotted classes at the Lutheran liberal arts college in southern Minnesota on Monday. They packed an administration building to protest a rash of racist and threatening messages left around the private school's campus, where the student body is 74 percent white.
Protests first erupted this weekend after a black student found an anonymous note on her windshield calling her a racial slur.
After the boycott was announced, the St. Olaf administration canceled classes for the day.
College President David Anderson met with protesters in the afternoon and signed an agreement on how to proceed with addressing issues of racism.