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Photo courtesy of MT Solidarity Since the establishment of MTSU’s Political Economy Research Institute, students and faculty have rallied against it due to a connection to the Charles Koch Foundation, which, they say, has been known to dispense money in exchange for political power and influence. The PERI was established in late 2016 with the …

Story, photo and video by Megan Cole / Assistant News Editor  Kevin Martin walked into the courtroom on the sixth floor of the Rutherford County Judicial Center wearing faded gray jeans, a purple T-shirt, black Nike’s and a black hooded coat. While waiting for his case to be called, he repeatedly looked down at his …

Photos and story by Joseph Choi / Contributing Writer  MTSU’s Eta Psi chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha began their first toy drive this week. They have partnered with the Salvation Army to benefit 14 children, aged six months to 13 years old. The members said that they felt a toy drive, although small, would make a significant …

Photos and story by John Lane / Contributing Writer On Sunday night, MTSU’s College of Liberal Arts sponsored the community event, “Joys of the Season,” a holiday-themed art showcase held at Tucker Theatre. Now in its fourth year, performances ranged from scenes from “The Nutcracker” and music performed by student chorales and ensembles to a reading …

Photos and story by Travis Cameron / Contributing Writer This year MTSU’s agritourism class hosted their second annual Christmas Village Saturday in the Tennessee Livestock Center, featuring Santa and MTSU farm animals. Aside from the small entry fee, visitors could donate three nonperishable food items to get in, and the proceeds were donated to the …

Photo by Megan Cole / MTSU Sidelines The MTSU Board of Trustees met on Tuesday in the Miller Education Center off of campus to discuss a contract MTSU President Sidney McPhee proposed regarding his presidency. This contract included an extension of his time as president at the university and a large bonus. McPhee’s annual salary …