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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 …

Grammy-winning producer and MTSU alum Luke Laird performs at The Rutledge in Nashville, Tenn. on March 27, 2014. His performance was a part of the 2014 Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. (Cat Murphy / MTSU Sidelines)

Grammy-winning songwriter and producer Luke Laird visited his alma mater Wednesday to share the keys to a successful career in the music industry. Laird, who has written with music heavyweights such as Carrie Underwood, Ne-Yo and Kacey Musgraves, insists that a love for music and a diverse attitude are necessary in the music industry. “I …

By Amanda Gambill Managing Editor Nestled in the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership on the second floor of the Student Union Building are two offices, denoted only by blue script on the wall reading “June Anderson Center.” A quick glance and students might miss it. These are the offices of June Anderson Center for …