A new Tennessee Department of Health report states that Tennessee’s infant mortality rate dropped in 2018, but still exceeds the national rate by 17 percent. Infant mortality is defined as the death of a child before his or her first birthday, and is a critical indicator of the overall health of the state, as according to …

Photos and story by Brandon Donoho / Contributing Writer Students gathered in the Student Union’s Parliamentary Room on Tuesday to hear Jack McElroy, executive editor of Knox News, speak on the difficulties and importance of police accountability in modern journalism. The hour long talk began with the passage of the Freedom of Information Act in …

Photo by By Chris Isidore and Vanessa Yurkevich, courtesy of CNN Story by Toriana Williams / Contributing Writer Around 50,000 General Motor employees with the United Auto Workers union went on strike on Sunday, September 15 until October 26. This strike, which lasted one month and 11 days, was the longest auto worker strike in …

Photo courtesy of Gina E. Fann via MTSU News Story by Toriana Williams / Contributing Writer  Middle Tennessee State University’s production of the classic Broadway musical Kiss Me, Kate filled the seats in Tucker Theatre every night from October 24 to the 27. Kiss Me, Kate, a musical written by Bella and Samuel Spewack with music …

Story by Toriana Williams / Contributing Writer Tennessee State Governor Bill Lee announced in a video uploaded to Twitter that October 10 is now a statewide official day of prayer and fasting. He credits the idea to the “countless Tennesseans” who told him they were praying for him and his family during his campaign. .@MariaLeeTN …

Photos and story by Toriana Williams. Did you know that Middle Tennessee State University offers free-to-use equipment such as 3D printers, vinyl cutters, virtual reality equipment and more for MTSU students? That’s what Wednesday’s Makerspace Open House on Wednesday was all about. The Makerspace can be found in the James E. Walker Library on the …