Dr. Michael Baden, the forensic pathologist who performed the autopsy of the Ferguson, Missouri shooting victim Michael Brown, discussed the morbid and complex science behind autopsies and the process of human decay Tuesday evening in the Student Union Ballroom. Baden is known for taking part in high-profile investigations like the O.J Simpson case, re-investigations into …

MTSU’s Honors College continued its lecture series on the power of place this afternoon with a presentation from university provost and professor of anthropology Brad Bartel on the world’s oldest town. Bartel discussed the development of an ancient civilization in modern-day Turkey called Çatalhöyük (pronounced Chat-ul-who-yuk), which existed almost 10,000 years ago in what is …

Eleven MTSU student filmmakers premiered documentaries to a packed audience last night at Nashville’s Belcourt Theatre. The three films — “A Designer’s Canvas,” “Le Début” and “Fighter” — are short documentaries, focusing on the lives of budding young artists working in Paris. “A Designer’s Canvas” centers around young fashion designer Pierre-Henry Bor, whose designs mix modern trends with the …

Three short documentaries made by 11 MTSU students will be shown at the Belcourt Theatre Tuesday night. Shot in Paris, the three films, “Fighter,” “A Designer’s Canvas” and “Le Debut,” document French fashion designers and musicians on the verge of success. “Fighter” details the trials and triumphs of Afro-French singer Jara Ezo, who used music and family as an escape …

Grammy-nominated folk scholar Stephen Wade gave a rousing mini-concert in the James E. Walker Library Wednesday afternoon as part of his two-day visit to MTSU. In honor of his Tennessee visit, Wade began the show with an ode to Davy Crockett and followed with 30 minutes of toe-tapping bluegrass and folk music. The concert was not …

Over the last decade, Montreal Indie-rock outfit Arcade Fire has continued to scale higher and higher into the indie music pantheon of greatness, releasing consistently terrific releases like Neon Bible and their debut Funeral, an album so great that it will most likely haunt the band for the rest of their career. Arcade Fire will …