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After accepting the Forrest Hall Task Force’s recommendation this morning, MTSU President Sidney McPhee sat down with Sidelines to explain how he came to support the name change of Forrest Hall. How did you come to the conclusion that you did? “There was no ‘aha moment, it was a linear process.’” McPhee explained. “Over time, and of …

MTSU President Sidney McPhee released a letter Thursday morning, accepting the recommendation made by the Forrest Hall Task Force to change the name of the university’s ROTC building. The building, was named after Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, whose ties to slavery and the Ku Klux Klan have made the name controversial. After eight months of …

Living in an on-campus dormitory was one of the most memorable experiences of my tenure in college. From the moment I first gazed upon my glorious freshman bachelor pad, I was absolutely ready to gorge myself with Pop-Tarts, Doritos and Oreos every day. However, my stomach’s frequent disagreement with a myriad of junk, sweets and …