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Middle Tennessee State University is the latest in a wave of colleges and universities distancing themselves from racial aspects of Southern culture, exemplified by Tuesday night’s recommendation to change the name of Forrest Hall, a campus building named after a Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader. After eight months of deliberation, the university’s Forrest Hall task force …

Photo by Meagan White // Sidelines Archive The Forrest Hall task force met Tuesday night for their final deliberation before making their recommendation on whether or not to change the name of Forrest Hall. The task force voted to recommend to president Sidney McPhee that the name be changed. “With notable opposition, it is the consensus of …

The Forrest Hall Task Force met on Thursday night to discuss the potential name change of MTSU’s ROTC building. This was the first deliberation meeting of the committee following the three open forums held for community input since November. Chairman Derek Frisby asked the committee to avoid debating “good Forrest vs. bad Forrest,” and to …

MTSU president Sidney McPhee responded on Friday to a list of demands made by the MTSU Talented Tenth after the final Forrest Hall forum. After the forum on March 24, members of the Talented Tenth marched to McPhee’s house, making the following demands: We demand that President Sidney A. McPhee formally and personally apologize to the …

Photos by Olivia Ladd//Assistant Lifestyles Editor On Thursday night, the Forrest Hall Task Force met in the KUC theatre to hear voices from organizations at the final forum to discuss the name change of Forrest Hall. Since the controversy sparked in June, students, faculty and alumni have protested the name of MTSU’s military science building, citing Forrest’s …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor//Managing Editor Story by Devin Ross // Staff Writer His name is on a building, but once upon a time, Nathan Bedford Forrest was the university’s mascot. From the university’s inception in 1911 until 1934, there were no titles given to the sports teams, only a few unofficial nicknames including the …