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Rutherford County Commission, State's Rights Act, MTSU

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor // Managing Editor MTSU students, alumni and parents attended tonight’s Rutherford County Commissioner meeting to protest the State’s Rights Resolution, which the commissioners voted to pass with two new amendments. If passed at the state level, the act will allow state representatives to dismiss rulings made by the Supreme Court …

A scheduled power outage will affect multiple campus buildings Sunday, according to an MTSU release. The outage is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Satellite Chilling Plant, the Dyslexia Center and Project HELP (Ann Campbell Center). The Dyslexia Center will continue to run on a generator. While those are the only buildings scheduled to lose power, there is a …

President Barack Obama Nashville

Story by Julie Pace, AP White House Correspondent | Photo by Gregory French // Sidelines Archive WASHINGTON (AP) — Eyeing the end of his presidency, Barack Obama urged Americans Tuesday night to rekindle their belief in the promise of change that first carried him to the White House, declaring that the country must not allow …

Bernie Sanders

Photo courtesy of Bernie 2016 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to bring his “Feel the Bern” tour of historically black colleges to Tennessee State University in Nashville. The Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign announced that TSU would be on the eight-stop tour that starts in South Carolina on Thursday. No date has yet been released for the Tennessee stop. …

Murfreesboro Police responded to a reported sexual assault Saturday at College Grove. The victim, an MTSU student, reported that the incident occurred between 6 and 9 p.m. on New Year’s Day in her apartment. The victim told police that she had been hanging out with friends at her apartment the same evening. According to the police report, a rape kit was …

Photo by Samantha Hearn // Sidelines Archive MTSU offers the best value education above all of Tennessee’s public universities, according to BestValueSchools.com. The website evaluated 20 higher education institutions in the state and ranked their value based on 20-year net return on investment, net price and graduation and acceptance rates. MTSU came in second overall …