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Freed-Hardeman University Seeking Permission to Close University St.

By WBBJ7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

HENDERSON, Tenn.- Leaders of Freed-Hardeman University have asked the city of Henderson for a little help in keeping their campus safe.

Wednesday night, they asked city leaders to close off the portion of University Street that runs through the campus. Students often have to cross the street, which increases the chances of someone getting hit.

The university said its enrollment is around 2,000 students.

"This allows us to basically clear that avenue of any cars and turn it totally over to our students for foot traffic which will make things much safer for them," said Joe Wiley, president of Freed-Hardeman University.

Freed-Hardeman University should get the city's answer at the board meeting in October.