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By E.R. West, Erin Barnes, Emily Austin and Quint Qualls Sidelines Staff Even though MTSU managed to improve its retention and graduation benchmarks for receiving more funding, the university will only receive a third of the projected new dollars. According to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s recommendation, MTSU should have received $4.2 million in funding. …

By Taylor Davis Assistant News Editor At the 23rd annual Windham Lecture, an acclaimed author and three other speakers discussed when Tennessee Democrats ousted their own governor and put Republican Lamar Alexander in office in 1979. The four guest speakers included Keel Hunt, author of “Coup,” Alexander, former U.S. attorney Hal Hardin and John Seigenthaler, …

By E.R. West Editor-in-chief The SGA proposed a resolution in tonight’s last caucus meeting of the semester to host a town hall meeting with university and community members to discuss the university’s name change. This would be the third time in five years that a resolution has been brought up in the SGA senate to …

By Mychal Wilson Staff writer President McPhee presented ten key points for increasing the retention rate at the university in a town hall meeting this week. The number of graduates is down to 51 to 52 percent, down from 56.1 percent three to four years ago. Although retention has fallen, it is still above the …

By Daniel Jansouzian Assistant News Editor The university’s English department has been hardest hit by recent budget cuts, losing four positions as a result of declining university enrollment and less state funding. Enrollment figures have consistently diminished through the last two years, putting pressure on the university to make cuts somewhere, according to Mark Byrnes, …

By Jonathon Austin and Zach Chadwick Contributing writers Flight students across the country are grappling with new federal regulations that strikingly increase the minimum number of flight hours required to earn a license to fly commercial aircraft. Middle Tennessee State University aerospace students, however, will largely not be affected due to changes in curriculum, according …