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Chancellor acknowledges impact of war on Austin Peay and Clarksville

March 18, 2003

In this week's edition of "Regents Revue," an electronic newsletter disseminated to state legislators to keep them abreast of events in TBR schools, Chancellor Charles Manning addresses the "disproportionate impact" war in Iraq will have on the Austin Peay campus and the Clarksville community. Here is the chancellor's letter:
March 18, 2003

In this week's edition of "Regents Revue," an electronic newsletter disseminated to state legislators to keep them abreast of events in TBR schools, Chancellor Charles Manning addresses the "disproportionate impact" war in Iraq will have on the Austin Peay campus and the Clarksville community. Here is the chancellor's letter:

"At this writing, the nation appears to be only hours away from war in Iraq. In the TBR system, we are especially mindful not only of student and faculty reservists who have been called to service, but of one of our schools where war has a disproportionate impact. Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, which has extensive ties to Fort Campbell, home of the 101st Airborne, has students, faculty, staff, community, friends and loved ones at risk in Iraq. The entire town of Clarksville as well as the University will be holding its breath throughout the conflict. Our thoughts, hopes and best wishes are with that community and the 101st."