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Lambuth.

15 Apr

I just want to take a moment and write about the tragedy that is Lambuth University closing. I feel strongly for the students and the employees of LU. I can’t pretend I’ve ever been in this exact situation before, but I can imagine what it feels like. 3 years ago a tornado ripped through my campus and caused millions of dollars worth of damage. In the days that followed, I was worried I wouldn’t have a school to go back to. It all worked out in the end, but the fear and confusion I felt then has to be magnified for the students of Lambuth right now.

Not only the students, but the faculty and staff have been placed in an awful situation. I can’t even begin to fathom how frustrating it would be to have this uncertainty about where your next paycheck will come from. I know a lot of these people have families, so I imagine it would be doubly frustrating not knowing how you can support them.

Finally, it makes me sad to see such a historical part of Jackson, TN go under like this. Lambuth has a 168 year legacy that is ending on June 30th. This cannot be good for the community of Jackson. I really hope that something good can come from this, somehow. I wish I could help in some way, but the only thing I can really do is pray. Pray for the students, faculty, staff, and anyone else that is affected by the closing of LU.