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The Latest: Protesters at St. Olaf reach deal with college

The Latest on protests against racist incidents at St. Olaf College (all times local):

5:30 p.m.

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.

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9 a.m.

Hundreds of students have packed an administration building for a protest at St. Olaf College as students boycott classes to protest recent racist incidents at the school in the southern Minnesota town of Northfield.

The latest incident happened Saturday when a woman found a note with a racial slur on her car. The note demanded that she "shut up or I will shut you up."

Speakers have been demanding that the private Lutheran liberal arts college adopt a policy of zero tolerance for racism.

The St. Olaf administration has released a statement saying hateful and threatening messages such as the one found Saturday are unacceptable. They say an active investigation is under way. They say someone, somewhere knows who's responsible and asked for help in identifying the individuals involved.