She provided this statement to that website: "The defunding proposal for the department of diversity and inclusion has nothing to do with Sex on the Lawn. I want nothing more than every student at Arkansas Tech to be successful.
For the past two years, I have had multiple phone calls and conversations with constituents who are disturbed and concerned with what the department has been doing. " When asked about the specifics of the complaints mentioned, Representative Bentley said she could not disclose those conversations, but added she has been in talks with Tech officials. Don't tell her what goes on sometimes in Fayetteville or Little Rock. Trevor Drown was quoted by KTHV on the attack on academic freedom at Tech Representative Trevor Drown (R-Dover) claimed it's the name of the event that isn't going over well with people in the River Valley. Drown, however, claimed that this proposal is entirely constituent lead.
No great battles occurred in or near Russellville, though actions did take place late in the war at nearby Dardanelle (Yell County).
While the war came to an official end in 1865, peace did not immediately return to the area.
Local men served in the state forces early in the war, with many transferring to Confederate regiments by 1862.
Russellville borders Lake Dardanelle and the Arkansas River. The first business to be established in the town was owned by Mr.In the early 19th century, Osage from Missouri hunted frequently in the valley where Russellville is located. It was built at the intersection of an east-west road from Little Rock to Fort Smith and a north-south buffalo trail to a ford on the Arkansas River.Between 18, the area was within a Cherokee reservation, but after 1828 the Cherokee were removed to Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma), and the land became available for white settlement. Early travelers used these established trails to pass through the valley.“We do not want the reputation to get out that Arkansas Tech University or this community acts in that manner,” he said of the event. We certainly must let constituents decide what's proper on a college campus. Small-minded legislators through the ages have attempted to use their budget power to shut down speech, education and activities they don't like.(Please, don't let them see the course materials in biology, literature, history and political science, to name a few, that might scandalize them.) And sakes alive — sex toys! Perhaps down the road at that big sex shop on I-40, but not Russellville, surely. It's repugnant in any setting, but particularly so in institutions of higher education. PS: Many tell me this is just the proverbial tip of the iceberg on Trevor Drown meddling at Arkansas Tech.Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable.Trevor Drown of Russellville (update: and also Mary Bentley and Marcus Richmond).It says Tech "shall not budget, allocate, commit for expenditure or expend any funding for the Arkansas Tech Department of Diversity and Inclusion or its successor." That department is targeted because it was listed as a sponsor for Sex on the Lawn, an annual event by the student group Spectrum to provide information about safe sex, disease, relationships and the like.He apparently thinks it's HIS university, as opposed to a board-run state creation with faculty governance whose students have a somewhat broader world view.Russellville is the county seat and largest city in Pope County, Arkansas, United States, with a population of 27,920, according to the 2010 Census.