Photo by Tayhlor Stephenson / Lifestyles Editor  Murfreesboro Police responded early Tuesday morning to a report of arson at Direct Auto on West College Street. When the MPD officer arrived on scene, multiple vehicles were burning in the business parking lot. Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue arrived on scene to put the fires out. According to …

Photo by Eric Goodwin / Assistant News Editor Dozens of professors and MTSU faculty gathered in the Sam H. Ingram Building on Friday to discuss an Office of Research Studies-led research initiative, titled Blue Mars, which centers around Martian studies. MTSU’s Vice Provost of Research and Dean of Graduate Studies David Butler said he invited …

Photo by Eric Goodwin / Assistant News Editor Update: This article was updated to clarify that Reeves Rogers Elementary was not placed on lockdown, but MPD staff ordered the school to be placed on lockdown. The order was cancelled.  A man armed with a gun shot himself in the head Friday morning off of Gunnerson …

Photo by Eric Goodwin / Assistant News Editor The 10-member Board of Trustees, who are responsible for the oversight of MTSU, met Tuesday in the Student Union Ballroom to discuss and approve motions regarding new building projects, ways to evaluate President Sidney McPhee and to discuss funding through the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. The meeting …

Photo by Eric Goodwin / Assistant News Editor The Student Government Association of MTSU kicked off its first senate meeting on Thursday in the Student Union Parliamentary Room. Largely administrative, the meeting’s highlights included the announcement of recreational and community service events, committee chair confirmations and approval of the four-member election commission. SGA, now in …

Photo by Eric Goodwin / Assistant News Editor Murfreesboro Police responded Wednesday to a call at College Grove Apartments in reference to a group of four individuals. One of the four, Nicholas Searcy, 33, was arrested after refusing to comply with the officer and spitting on him. At around 8:59 p.m., an officer arrived and …