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Photo and video by Christina Higgins / MTSU Sidelines Story by Christina Higgins / Contributing Writer  Tennessee Highway Patrol officers found a suspicious package inside a truck on the I-24 West ramp off of South Church Street Tuesday morning. At around 4:30 a.m., a post was made on the Murfreesboro Police Department Facebook page, saying …

Photos and story by Enrique Geronimo / Contributing Writer Local unity organization Murfreesboro Loves held a one-year anniversary celebration Sunday on the Murfreesboro Public Square in honor of the organization’s founding and the community’s willingness to fight against hate. On Oct. 28, 2017, the Murfreesboro community joined together to stand against hate groups that had …

On Monday, Oct. 15, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission voted against MTSU’s proposed law school transfer, deciding that a new public law school was wrong for Middle Tennessee. MTSU President Sidney McPhee, however, disagrees. The commission voted 8-5 to deny MTSU’s transfer of Indiana’s Valparaiso University Law School to Middle Tennessee, which would have established …

Photo and story by Emily Blalock / Contributing Writer Internationally recognized astronomer and pastor Hugh Ross gave a lecture demonstrating the relationship between faith and science at MTSU in the Tennessee Room of the James Union Building on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. MTSU students and faculty, as well as many members of the …

Story by Megan Cole / Assistant News Editor Video by Caleb Revill / News Editor The Movement 68 Symposium was presented by the Albert Gore Research Center and the MTSU Center for Historic Preservation on Tuesday. This event brought together former and current students to discuss topics such as Forrest Hall, being a black student …

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Photo by David Taylor / MTSU Sidelines Archive  Story by Ashley Perham / Contributing Writer  MTSU has received a three-year grant to implement a program to enable university personnel and students to identify possible mental health problems in their peers and point them to available resources. The grant, worth over $365,000, is funded by the …