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Regents Accused Of Mistreating Tennessee State University

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A lawsuit against the Tennessee Board of Regents claims the agency is trying to destroy Tennessee State University by unfairly treating the school.

The Chancery Court suit, filed Wednesday, alleges the board has "deliberately and maliciously" carried out a mission to hurt the Nashville school by appointing administrators to cause disarray at the university. The complaint, filed by a group of Tennessee State supporters, said programs at other state schools have been given preferential treatment.

The plaintiffs accused the board of violating the state's open meetings law by having committee meetings last June that were not publicly scheduled and therefore their views could not be heard.

A spokeswoman for the regents said Thursday that board members had not yet reviewed the suit.

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