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UPDATE 10:50 p.m. – MTSU has notified students saying the alert has been cancelled: MTSU ALERT: Tornado Warning CANCELED for MTSU campus & TN Miller Coliseum areas. Resume normal activity. Report damage and injuries to Campus Police or dial 911. Posted by Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 Areas throughout Middle …

The MTSU Crime Stoppers are actively pursuing a tipster to reward them for an indictment made from their report and encourage the tipster to speak up. Crime Stoppers released the following statement Thursday morning: Back on August 11th of this year, MTSU Crime Stoppers released a campus wide e-mail alert seeking the campus community’s help …

Israel is a place constantly in news headlines and controversial conversations. It is also a place of complicated politics and misconceptions. War, sectarianism and terrorism have put Israel in household conversations across the world, however, that’s not the whole story. On July 11, a group of MTSU students boarded a plane in Philadelphia en route to Tel Aviv …

Saleh Sbenaty, professor of computer engineering technology, is not unlike other people in Murfreesboro. He has a good job, a home, a loving family and enjoys the peace and quiet of Middle Tennessee. Yet, his mind is elsewhere. Sbenaty’s family on the other side of the world are daily afraid for their very lives. Millions …

MTSU will start tagging improperly stored, abandoned or damaged bicycles this week and will impound tagged bikes that are not removed by the end of the business day on Dec. 4. According to a release from the university: Pursuant to the Bicycle Registration and Parking Regulations section 13-8:a, Parking Services will be impounding bikes that appear …

Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Honors Society gathered last week to write holiday messages for the residents of Tennessee State Veteran’s Home during their annual Holiday Veteran’s Project Dinner. Each year in the midst of finals and holiday chaos, ODK students set aside time to write messages of thanks and warm wishes to elderly veterans while …