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Photo by Caleb Revill / MTSU Sidelines Doors of Hope is a nonprofit organization in Murfreesboro that helps men and women formerly convicted of nonviolent crimes reintegrate back into society as productive and self-sustaining individuals. The organization provides mentoring for people who are nearing their release from the Rutherford County Correctional facility, housing for those …

Photo by Caleb Revill / MTSU Sidelines MTSU officials said Thursday that they “stand ready to assist” students who were affected by The Art Institute of Tennessee – Nashville’s decision to suspend enrollment, according to an MTSU press release. It is currently unknown just how many enrolled students may be affected so far. A visit …

Photo courtesy of MTSU News Central Magnet School student Jessica Bullock is participating in MTSU’s Project SEED program to gain hands-on experience and to jumpstart a career in biochemistry. Project SEED, or Summer Education Experience for the Economically Disadvantaged, is an effort sponsored by the American Chemical Society. It is designed to diversify laboratories and …

Updated on July 2, 2018, at 10:40 p.m. with new information about 20-year-old Albert Mustapha’s arrest for his alleged involvement in Wednesday’s fatal shooting of 27-year-old Dylan Biddle Jr. Photos courtesy of Murfreesboro Police Department Four suspects have now been charged with first-degree murder in the ongoing investigation of the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Murfreesboro resident …

Photo by Eric Goodwin / MTSU Sidelines Archive One person is dead and another is in critical condition after two shootings Wednesday evening, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department media release. Murfreesboro Police officers responded to a call at 5:47 p.m. of a gunshot victim at a residence on Old Lascassas Road. Upon arrival, police …

Photo courtesy of Geoffrey Cheruiyot / Facebook Recently graduated MTSU alumnus Geoffrey Cheruiyot died in the early morning hours of May 31 after being involved in a car crash in East Tennessee. The 23-year-old was a co-worker, an athlete and a friend among many MTSU students and faculty.  “He always had a smile on his face. …