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Nearly three years ago, a young prospective student toured campus and noticed more than the traditional stops at the freshman dorms or the Blue Horseshoe. Looking around, the young man noticed an evolving campus, one without the new student service center or the recently constructed science building. Now MTSU’s Attorney General, Caleb Gray, a 20-year-old political science major from Loudon, Tennessee, says the change …

A female student and university employee reported a sexual assault to the Murfreesboro Police Department on Tuesday night, according to a police report. The victim said she was helping a friend study in a Campus Crossings apartment when her attacker asked her to come into his bedroom and talk. According to the report, he then “began …

LARRY O’DELL, Associated Press MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gay and lesbian couples are getting legally married in the South for the first time, crossing a threshold in a conservative region long opposed to the marriages. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Monday to turn away appeals from a handful of states including …

(AP) – Tennessee voters will have a chance this November to decide whether they want to give the state Legislature more power to regulate abortions. In 2000, the Tennessee Supreme Court struck down laws requiring a two-day waiting period and mandatory physician-only counseling and preventing second-trimester abortions from taking place anywhere but in a hospital. …

MTSU’s Honors College continued its lecture series on the power of place this afternoon with a presentation from university provost and professor of anthropology Brad Bartel on the world’s oldest town. Bartel discussed the development of an ancient civilization in modern-day Turkey called Çatalhöyük (pronounced Chat-ul-who-yuk), which existed almost 10,000 years ago in what is …

MTSU assistant softball coach Kelley Montalvo, 27, was suspended after she was arrested by the Murfreesboro Police Department and charged with driving under the influence Friday night. “Kelley has been suspended indefinitely from all softball coaching related activities and will remain suspended while we review the incident and gather information,” MTSU athletic director Chris Massaro said …