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Photo by Megan Cole / MTSU Sidelines The MTSU Board of Trustees met on Tuesday in the Miller Education Center off of campus to discuss a contract MTSU President Sidney McPhee proposed regarding his presidency. This contract included an extension of his time as president at the university and a large bonus. McPhee’s annual salary …

Photos and story by Enrique Geronimo / Contributing Writer MTSU’s Art and Design Department held their annual student art sale Tuesday in the Student Union Building. For this yearly event, Faculty and staff members contact various art and design students who are willing to donate their work for a good cause. 50 percent of the …

Photo courtesy of Ajay Suresh / Flickr  Story by Kara Aguilar / Contributing Writer  The Children’s Advocacy Center of Rutherford and Cannon Counties recently wrapped up the 8th annual 19 Days of Activism, an annual November event to raise awareness of violence against children. This year, the Day of Activism ran from Nov. 1 to Nov. …

Photo by Anthony Merriweather / MTSU Sidelines  Story by Angele Latham / Contributing Writer  Over two weeks after the 2018 midterm elections, Americans are still reeling over the monumental changes brought to Congress. With an estimated 113 million voters casting their ballots, the turnout rate marked the first midterm election in U.S. history to exceed …

Photo and story by Brandon  Donoho / Contributing Writer Eugene Rogan, a professor of Modern Middle Eastern History at the University of Oxford and director of the Middle East Center at St. Antony’s College at Oxford, gave this semester’s Strickland Visiting Scholar Lecture Thursday night. The Strickland Visiting Scholar Program is an opportunity for scholars with …

Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputy Billy Spray was fired Tuesday for multiple violations of the standard operating procedures, according to a press release from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office. Spray has been a deputy in Judicial Services since April 2013. According to reports by the DNJ, he was first suspended without pay on Friday while the department was investigating …