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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 …

Story by Angele Latham / Contributing Writer Murfreesboro Police responded to a report of a rape outside the Kappa Sigma fraternity house on Maple Avenue Monday evening, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department report. The victim, an MTSU student, reported to police that they were raped Monday night by a male suspect in the cab …

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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 …

Photo courtesy of the Satanic Collective / Twitter Story by Angele Latham / Contributing Writer  In a surprise twist fit for the month of Halloween, a new organization has come to MTSU: the Satanic Collective, a group of student Satanists, occultists and other practitioners of “alternative religion.” While the name often brings to mind images …