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A student reported that a man had attempted to rob her on Thursday night near the Stark Agriculture Building, according to a timely warning released by campus police. The warning was released at 9:03 p.m. and said the robbery had occurred “earlier in the evening.” The victim described the attacker as a black man wearing a …

Early Monday morning, Murfreesboro Police responded to a call about an aggravated robbery involving a Jimmy John’s driver at Raiders Ridge apartments on Wenlon Drive where three suspects were later arrested, according to a police report. Christopher Woods, 21, and Dominic Roberts, 19, were charged with aggravated robber. Westin Brantley, 20, was charged with conspiracy for …

Preachers from Evangelist church Pinpoint Ministries were the brunt of jeers and rude gestures as they spoke from behind a police barricade on the Student Union Commons Tuesday afternoon. Luke Schloemer, 19, a freshman Mass Communications major, pulled down his pants and exposed his buttocks to the preachers and knocked over a barricade, according to a …

A Student Week Dinner honoring nontraditional students that featured guest speaker and life coach Robin Crawford was held in the Student Union Ballroom on Tuesday night. The dinner, hosted by the June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students, was one of many events held to connect nontraditional students to one another and the university. According …

Iraq Veteran and anti-war advocate Maggie Martin gave a speech on war and life as a soldier and veteran to MTSU students in the Business and Aerospace Building on Tuesday evening as part of an event hosted by MT Solidarity. Contrary to the typical theme of a Veterans Day speech, Martin was avidly opposing the …

Filmmaker and vice-provost for MTSU International Affairs Dr. Ric Morris premiered his documentary Medicine in Guatemala at the Keathley University Center theater Tuesday night. The film followed a group of MTSU nursing students and faculty members who traveled to Los Robles, Guatemala last summer in order to treat residents who had little access to hospitals. With $12,000 …