- Associated Press - Friday, April 8, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Latest on the student sit-in at Duke University (all times local):

6:15 p.m.

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 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.


2 p.m.

As the student sit-in at Duke University enters its second week, protesters and the administration seem to be trying to settle the issues that divide them even though they’re not talking face-to-face.

Administrators have said they won’t negotiate until the students leave Allen Building.

Eight students remained Friday, but negotiations of a sort have continued through news releases. A spokeswoman for Duke Students and Workers in Solidarity says the sit-in has worked because students who normally wouldn’t be involved in workers’ rights have become active.

A Duke spokesman said Friday he had no updates.

The sit-in was sparked by reports about a dispute between a contract parking attendant and a Duke executive vice president.

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