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Photo and story by Ghaliah Almuyidi / Contributing Writer Young Americans for Liberty hosted a free speech history seminar in collaboration with Grassroots Leadership Academy Friday night in the Student Union Building. Young Americans for Liberty is a national organization with many campus chapters. Members strive to spread the education of libertarian values and free speech …

Photo and story by Megan Cole / Assistant News Editor  A group of students involved with MT Solidarity gathered outside of the James E. Walker Library on Thursday to protest the $3.5 million Charles Koch Foundation Grant that was given to the university last year. Dalton Winfree, a senior studying commercial songwriting and philosophy, helped …

On Monday, Oct. 15, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission voted against MTSU’s proposed law school transfer, deciding that a new public law school was wrong for Middle Tennessee. MTSU President Sidney McPhee, however, disagrees. The commission voted 8-5 to deny MTSU’s transfer of Indiana’s Valparaiso University Law School to Middle Tennessee, which would have established …

Photo and story by Emily Blalock / Contributing Writer Internationally recognized astronomer and pastor Hugh Ross gave a lecture demonstrating the relationship between faith and science at MTSU in the Tennessee Room of the James Union Building on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. MTSU students and faculty, as well as many members of the …

Story by Megan Cole / Assistant News Editor Video by Caleb Revill / News Editor The Movement 68 Symposium was presented by the Albert Gore Research Center and the MTSU Center for Historic Preservation on Tuesday. This event brought together former and current students to discuss topics such as Forrest Hall, being a black student …

Story by Angele Latham / Contributing Writer Murfreesboro Police responded to a report of a rape outside the Kappa Sigma fraternity house on Maple Avenue Monday evening, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department report. The victim, an MTSU student, reported to police that they were raped Monday night by a male suspect in the cab …