Iowa State University is holding a community gathering tonight to talk about the war in Iraq.I-S-U Dean of Students Pete Englin says it’s the first time they’ve had a chance to gather on the Ames campus to talk about the issue. He says most of the faculty, staff and students have been away on spring break, and haven’t had a chance to discuss the war. Englin says it’s a discussion, not a demonstration. He says the intent is not to express support for or against the, it’s intended to give everyone a chance to discuss their feelings. Englin says this war has impacted many students and staff. He says the quick images project back from the war make it seem very real. Englin says this is something different for students.Englin says most of the students were eight or nine years old when the Gulf War took place in 1991, and he says this latest war is something new for them. The event is tonight at 7:30 in the Sun Room of the I-S-U Memorial Union. President Gregory Geoffroy and a panel of campus, religious and community leaders are scheduled to speak. A candlelight vigil immediately follows the event at 9:30.
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