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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 …

A Middle Tennessee State University professor has postponed a trip from Key West, Florida to Seattle in a vehicle fueled by waste chicken fat and waste vegetable oil from school dining facilities. According to a statement from MTSU, alternatives fuels researcher Cliff Ricketts made the decision on Tuesday outside Kansas City due to a major …

An attorney for Michael Brown’s family says a private forensic pathologist who performed an autopsy on the 18-year-old will testify Thursday before the grand jury deciding whether to charge the Ferguson police officer who shot him. Attorney Benjamin Crump said Wednesday that former New York City Chief Medical Examiner Dr.Michael Baden is scheduled to testify. Crump says Brown’s parents …

Middle Tennessee State University was named one of the best colleges in the nation by the Military Times for supporting student veterans. The publication announced for the fifth year running its Best for Vets: Colleges 2015 rankings today as the nation celebrates Veterans Day. The rankings factor in a comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military students’ …