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Letter to the editor
The strength of Eagle Nation shown by its compassion
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Dear Editor,

Last week as we learned about the incomprehensible tragic loss of five students and the injury of two others, our community was shocked and devastated. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families and friends of these students.

While Eagle Nation is still in mourning, and we are still hurting, the university continues to be comforted by an overwhelming outpouring of thousands of notes of love and condolences from across the state of Georgia and beyond. Words cannot express how much your expression of sympathy has meant to the entire Georgia Southern community.

On behalf of all of the students, faculty and staff at Georgia Southern University, I would like to offer my heartfelt appreciation for the overwhelming support shown to us last week as we began to cope with this tragedy. We are immensely grateful for your comforting words and acts of compassion.
Please continue to keep the families of our students and all of those affected by this heartbreaking tragedy in your thoughts and prayers.

Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D.
Georgia Southern University