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Photo by Megan Cole / MTSU Sidelines  Nearly 40 people took a stand against what is being called the “family separation policy” in front of U.S. Congressman Scott DesJarlais’ office Wednesday afternoon. Christopher Hale, a District 4 congressional candidate, led a group in the “Murfreesboro Patriotic March to End Family Separation Policy” on the downtown …

Photo courtesy of Gabriella Lindskoug Gabriella Lindskoug and Jordan Cantrell are two pilots who love a great challenge. Both MTSU seniors are racing across the country in the 2018 Air Race Classic, an all-women’s aviation race. Lindskoug, an aerospace major with a professional pilot concentration, and Cantrell, a psychology major with minors in chemistry and …

Photo by Connor Burnard / MTSU Sidelines  The Murfreesboro City Council, the members of which can be found here, held a meeting on Wednesday at the council chambers in City Hall in which 10 public hearings were held. Nine of the hearings involved annexations and proposed zonings or rezonings of specific lots around the city, …

Update at 4:52 p.m. on June 18, 2018: Sidelines originally reported that the grant amount was $287 million. The correct amount is $278 million. Photo courtesy of Andrew Oppmann The MTSU Board of Trustees met on Tuesday for their quarterly meeting, where they announced that MTSU’s mechatronics program will be receiving a $278 million software …

Photo by Anthony Merriweather / MTSU Sidelines Story by Tiffany Brady / MTSU Sidelines MTSU’s Seigenthaler News Service takes students out of the classroom to the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival every year in order to provide fast-paced, real-world experience. MTSU’s program was created five years ago by Ken Paulson, the dean of the College …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor / MTSU Sidelines Archive Months after the Tennessee Historical Commission denied MTSU’s request to rename Forrest Hall, MTSU President Sidney McPhee announced that the university would not be fighting the decision. On Wednesday, McPhee released a statement via email regarding the state of Forrest Hall, a building on the MTSU …