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Undocumented high school students will not be able to take advantage of Tennessee Promise, the state’s new free community college program. WPLN-FM reports (http://bit.ly/1xrmzi7 ) before getting state funding, students must apply for federal financial aid, but undocumented students are not eligible for it. Some immigrants had hoped it would be different. The governor’s speech introducing …

(AP) — President Barack Obama says Internet providers shouldn’t be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster. In a statement released by the White House Monday, the president called for an “explicit ban” on such deals. Obama also said that federal regulators should reclassify the Internet as a …

The June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students kicked off MTSU’s Nontraditional Student Celebration week by handing out free t-shirts to the first 100 students on the third floor of the Student Union building Monday morning. MTSU is one of many universities across the nation who shows support and recognition of adult students during …

The application deadline for the Tennessee Promise was November 1, and nearly 45,000 students had applied for the program since its announcement in January of 2014. The state anticipated that roughly 20,000 students in the high school graduating class of 2015 would apply when the program was initially presented by Gov. Bill Haslam at his State of …

An MTSU student was assaulted on Wednesday night while walking from a friend’s off-campus apartment, according to Murfreesboro police. Alexander Dave, 21, told police as he was walking from an unknown location near campus at around 6:15 p.m., a group of black males approached him and began to assault him. Dave, a junior at MTSU, …

Gov. Bill Haslam took his re-election easily, amassing 70 percent of the vote in both the state and in Rutherford County. His Democratic opponent, the largely unknown Charles V. “Charlie” Brown, got 23 percent of votes around the state and 21.34 percent in the county. Of the five candidates running as independents or under minor …