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Photos and story by Kate Craighead The MTSU Dean Hayes Track and Soccer Field was filled with a sea of purple with the Rutherford County Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday. This event is held annually in more than 600 communities worldwide and is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s …

Photo and story by Kristi Jones / Contributing Writer Constitution Day, a nationally recognized day, celebrates the signing of the U.S. Constitution over 200 years ago.  The American Democracy Project hosted readings of the Constitution all over Middle Tennessee State University campus on Tuesday, Constitution Day. Readings were held throughout the entire day in front …

Update as of 5:17 p.m.: University spokesperson Andrew Oppmann released an exclusive statement to MTSU Sidelines regarding the arrest, stating that “We appreciate the vigilant work by the MTSU Police Department in investigating this matter and responding promptly. Our police determined that the students did not make or pose any threats to anyone on our …

Story by Ashley Perham / Contributing Writer Photo by Naffie Njie / MTSU Sidelines Al Gore Jr., former U.S. Vice President and Middle Tennessee State University professor, spoke alongside Anthony J. Badger, historian and author of the book “Albert Gore, Sr.: A Political Life,” Tuesday at an MTSU panel on the life of Albert Gore, …

Photo and story by Toriana Williams The family and friends of homicide victim Terrell Ray gathered to remember his life on Sunday evening at Oaklands Park. Underneath the park pavilion, white shirts that demanded #Justice4Tee were worn and the service was opened with prayer and song. As a photo of Ray stood above him on …

On September 3, the Middle Tennessee State University Police were made aware of a rape that occurred on campus within the first two weeks of class. According to the MTPD media log, the victim did not wish to file a police report. No further details regarding the case are expected. According to the 2018 Annual …