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Lamonteze Pannell, Junior, Electronic Media Communications In [race, class and gender in the media] class we discussed how MTSU is facing an issue with the name of its ROTC Building currently named Forrest Hall. We spoke on how many black people view the Confederate flag as a symbol of hate and racism, while also noting …

Rebekkah Barrett, Senior, Advertising Major I recently transferred to MTSU, and was originally very happy with the state of racial diversity and tolerance on campus. My previous university had serious issues dismissing student concerns when it came to racial issues, and it was so refreshing to feel like my school was one I could be …

Approximately 150 people gathered in the Lane-Agri Park center to voice their opinions on the potential name change of Forrest Hall on Wednesday. This was the second of three open-forum meetings held by the Forrest Hall task force to receive public opinion, however, this meeting took a heated turn about halfway through when the crowd …

Middle Tennessee State University announced the members of the “task force” formed to determine the fate of the name of Forrest Hall. This after a student and faculty uprising this summer, protesting the name of the military science building which was named for confederate general and alleged Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, Nathan Bedford Forrest, in …

Middle Tennessee State University students, faculty and alumni gathered on Tuesday afternoon to protest the name of Forrest Hall. The ROTC building named after Confederate general and alleged Klu Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest has received a resurge of controversy this summer after the recent shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. Though the name has been protested …

Some MTSU students are joining the debate on offensive symbolism by requesting the name of Forrest Hall be changed. Forrest Hall was named after Nathan Bedford Forrest in 1958 due to his involvement in the Confederate Army. However, Forrest is also alleged to have served as the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan …