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A few changes have been made to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), according to an announcement from President Obama on Sept. 14. Beginning in the 2017-18 year, students will be able to file as early as Oct. 1 rather than the current date, Jan.1. Additionally, students will be able to report their …

The Murfreesboro Police Department responded to a complaint from an MTSU freshman who reported she was sexually assaulted at her friend’s off-campus apartment Tuesday night. MPD officers responded after the 18-year-old victim went to MTSU’s campus police to file a report. According to the report, the victim and friends had been at College Grove apartments watching a …

Murfreesboro Police responded to a complaint of a worker at University Gables trespassing on a residence Wednesday morning. A resident complained to the leasing manager that a maintenance worker, Kevin Wright, had re-entered his apartment after the tenant had left, according to the police report. The tenant’s roommates, who were not present when the police …

Update: The national organization released a another statement Thursday  afternoon saying, “the Fraternity will take action, as may be appropriate, based on the findings of the investigation.” A cell phone camera video of a party at the house of Sigma Nu fraternity shows what may be the cause of the organization’s current scrutiny by MTSU officials and the fraternity’s …

Murfreesboro Police responded to a burglary call at the Ashwood Cove apartments on Hazlewood St. at 8:29 p.m. on Tuesday, according to a Murfreesboro police report. The complainant and three other victims advised that two men, both black, followed them to the apartment and forced their way inside. The men asked for and took drugs, …

Middle Tennessee State University has returned to unlimited printing for students this year, according to the Information Technology Division (ITD). The cost of printing services offered by MTSU changed multiple times over the course of the 2014-2015 school year, leaving many students confused about the new policies. Just before school started for the 2015 fall …