Photo courtesy of MTSU English Department MTSU English professor Dr. David Lavery passed away today following a short-term illness, according to an article by the “Daily News Journal.” Lavery was just 67 years old. Lavery worked in the MTSU English Department since 1993, while also serving as Webmaster, Director of Graduate Studies and MTSU’s in-house …

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Photo by David Taylor // Sidelines Archive As students prepare for the first week of school with moving, unpacking and last minute school shopping, MTSU will begin the new semester with Week of Welcome 2016 events from Aug. 19 to Sept. 3. This year’s Week of Welcome will follow the theme “All Aboard! Traditions are Anchored …

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia/Lucio Eastman Tennessee’s Campus Carry Law officially goes into effect today, allowing full-time MTSU employees with valid permits to carry concealed handguns on campus property. The Campus Carry law was passed in May and affects all 46 of Tennessee’s public universities and higher education institutions including MTSU, University of Tennessee and Tennessee State …

Three MTSU students were injured Sunday morning when shots were fired during a party at the Aspen Heights apartment complex. Murfreesboro police responded to the shots fired call around 1 a.m., and upon arrival found that one student had been shot in the left arm and left side. The victim told police that he was …

Video by Sarah Grace Taylor // Managing Editor Multiple people were injured in a shooting during a party at the Aspen Heights apartment complex on Sunday morning. Witnesses said that a fight had broken out during a party, which led to a shooting, leaving  several injured. Aspen Heights resident Deshaves Hagan, 21, said he was at …

According to Phi Delta Theta’s General Headquarters, MTSU’s Phi Delta Theta chapter has been suspended and is currently under investigation by the university. A press release issued on April 21 said the investigation began due to Phi Delta Theta allegedly violating risk management policies. “Phi Delta Theta holds its values and Alcohol Free Housing Policy in high …