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by Amber Dougherty // Contributing Writer Three panelists visited MTSU to discuss the reality of reporting the riots after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri last summer, in Tucker Theatre on Tuesday night. David Carson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographer and videographer, Antonio French, St. Louis 21st Ward alderman and Yamiche Alcindor, USA Today …

Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Drew Sieg introduced his audience to a rich medical history of global plant usage in From Ethnobotany to Natural Products Chemistry: Using Native American Folklore as a Source for New Medicines as part of the weekly Honors Lecture Series on Monday afternoon. The presentation delved into various flora and fauna …

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Actor and bestselling author Hill Harper will be the keynote speaker for Middle Tennessee State University’s Black History Month celebration. Harper is scheduled to speak Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom on the university’s campus. The event is free and open to the public. Harper is best known for …

by Tristan Jones // Contributing Writer MTSU’s Center for Student Involvement and Leadership hosted its annual Blue Raider Leadership Summit in the Student Union Building on Saturday morning. The event theme, “Oh The Places You’ll Go,” was intended to educate students on how to be effective leaders. “I had never thought about attending [Blue Raider …

MTSU formally welcomed Lt. Gen. Keith M. Huber as senior advisor for veterans and leadership initiatives at a reception in the Tom H. Jackson Building on Thursday. President Sidney A. McPhee and Provost Brad Bartel led the reception for Huber, a recent retiree from the U.S. Army after almost 40 years of service. McPhee said Huber will examine …

A former Vanderbilt player convicted of raping a fellow student with a teammate tells Dr. Phil in a jailhouse interview that he is sorry for his actions. Corey Batey was convicted along with Brando Vandenburg on Jan. 27 of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual battery in an attack in a campus dorm. Batey faces decades …