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Photo and story by Alaina Staggs Distinguished lecturer Dr. Temple Grandin delivered a talk Monday night to a sold-out crowd inside MTSU’s Tucker Theatre.  The lecture, “Understanding Animal Behavior and Autism, 2nd Edition,” was chosen specifically for the university and its agriculture program, and replaced the previously scheduled lecture by Grandin. The theatre has a capacity of over …

Photos and Story by Sergio Pacheco/Contributing Writer On Saturday, November 9, Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) hosted its annual membership convention in the Miller Education Center. The non-profit organization had various informative sessions, food and performances. The annual TIRRC convention is an event that not only provides useful and informative workshops, it also …

MTSU’s General Education Re-Design committee will be hosting a town hall meeting at the Tom H. Jackson building on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. to discuss ideas for curriculum improvement. Dr. Susan Myers-Shirk, general education director and history professor at MTSU, will be hosting the town hall meeting, including a presentation and a Q&A …

MTSU announced Friday morning that Ben Gonzales, a psychology student at MTSU, passed away on October 26, 2019. Gonzales, a fitness enthusiast from Saudi Arabia, was set to graduate in December. A statement on MTSU’s facebook page sannounced that flags will be flown at half-staff all day Friday in memory of him. No further details …

Story by Enrique A. Geronimo, Gracie Martin and Hayden Schimborski/ Contributing Writers   Oct. 29, 1929. Black Tuesday. Ninety years ago today the nation’s stock market dissolved into a frenzy of panic selling, causing a drastic decline in stock values. Men went to bed on the 28th as millionaires and before the next day was …

The infamous “Baby Trump” balloon, which made its first appearance in London in July of 2018, will be making its first southern appearance of the 2020 election cycle in Nashville Friday morning. The 20 ft balloon will be flying over Music City Center around 8 a.m. as part of the lead up to the fifth …