Photo courtesy of Tony Webster / Flickr  In February, a bill was introduced in the Tennessee House by State Rep. Tim Rudd, R-Rutherford County, that would allow private adoption and foster care agencies to deny service to anyone who would “violate the agency’s written religious or moral convictions.” The bill doesn’t explicitly say so, but …

Photo courtesy of MTSU News  MTSU rolled out the blue carpet to welcome Gov. Bill Lee to celebrate MTSU’s ready-to-work programs and the partnership with Siemens Digital Industries Software on Wednesday in the Miller Education Center. Also in attendance were MTSU Board of Trustees members, community members, local politicians and a group of MTSU mechatronics …

Illustration by DeAnna Black / Staff Designer  March is Women’s History Month, and with that comes complicated conversations about the glass ceiling and women in male-dominated fields. But what also comes from this month is celebrating remarkable women in history, culture and local communities. According to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning and Research at …

Photo and story by Emily Blalock / Contributing Writer Visiting professor Rhiannon Graybill gave a lecture, entitled “Fuzzy, Messy, Icky: The Edges of Consent in Biblical Narratives and Rape Culture,” in the Student Union Parliamentary Room on Tuesday at 3 p.m. The event was sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and the …

For anyone who has taken a hiking and backpacking class at MTSU, it’s possible you’ve seen Johnny Ruhl as an instructor. However, where most MTSU students have seen him is sitting on the steps of the quad. For the past 10 years, Ruhl has sat near the university’s seal nearly every day. He sits there …

Photo by Savannah Meade / MTSU Sidelines MTSU’s Mu Theta chapter of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. hosted an event that encouraged students to overcome their insecurities in the Student Union Building on Wednesday. The event, called “Trash Your Insecuritiez,” consisted of a table that had notepads, chocolates and a blue trashcan for students’ …