Photo courtesy of Dana Smith Across the state of Tennessee, educators and activists are rallying behind increased compensation for some of higher education’s most unsung heroes: adjunct professors. Adjunct professors are not eligible for tenure, teach on limited-term contracts, generally receive no retirement or health benefits and, many say, far too little in terms of …

Photo courtesy of Joshua Rigsby For almost two decades, the SpringOut! Pride Week has been held on MTSU’s campus, and, since its inception, it has continued to become larger and more inclusive for students. The week of events, organized by MT Lambda, MTSU’s all-inclusive LGBT+ organization, began on Monday, wrapped up on Saturday and included …

Photo and video courtesy of Andrew Oppmann / MTSU MTSU students received behind-the-scenes instruction Sunday morning at rehearsals before the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. Students arrived in Sin City Friday to celebrate the achievements of several alumni, all of which are nominees in tonight’s ceremony, and to garner hands-on training …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines MTSU’s Board of Trustees held its quarterly meeting on Wednesday in the Miller Education Center on Bell Street and recommended three new master’s degree programs in speech-language pathology, biomedical sciences and public health. Near the start of the meeting, the board took public comment from Scott and Michelle …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines For singer-songwriter Julien Baker, representation matters. But, like most subjects she can (and will) intelligently pontificate about, it’s not that simple. Baker, a former MTSU student who put her college career on hold in 2016 to pursue one in the music industry, recently traveled to the university to …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines A bill that would establish polling places on institutions of higher education in Tennessee has been introduced in the General Assembly, with multiple MTSU representatives playing key roles in the formation of the proposal. London Lamar, the youngest female representative in Tennessee, has introduced HB0554, which would require …