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Story by Megan Tracy / Contributing Writer Photos courtesy of James Cessna Middle Tennessee State University officials announced the Tennessee Data Initiative at a news conference this Tuesday.  University President Sydney McPhee said, “The demand for data scientists is intense and predicted to soar nationwide by 28 percent this year alone…In Middle Tennessee, tech workforce growth …

Photo courtesy of the Washington Times A Tennessee legislator has introduced a bill to declare CNN and The Washington Post as “fake news.” Representative Micah Van Huss (R—Jonesborough) filed an amendment to his previous bill of the same subject, filed on January 29, stating that the two news outlets were “fake news and part of …

Photos and story by Zoë Haggard / Contributing Writer The Admissions Office held the Celebration of Scholars Monday afternoon at the Student Union to award scholarship recipients who plan to attend Middle Tennessee State University this fall. The prospective students, each of whom received a scholarship from MTSU, were invited to attend the event with …

Story and photos by Zoë Haggard / Contributing Writer Fraternity and Sorority Life hosted the End Hazing Now Coalition, which featured two keynote speakers and a Q&A session Tuesday night at the Student Union Ballroom on Middle Tennessee State University campus. The speakers were Rae Ann Gruver and Lianne Kowiak—two mothers whose sons died after …

Photo and story by Kristi Jones / Contributing Writer The Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority hosted a financial literacy session to educate and inform MTSU undergraduate students on taking out loans, saving money, and investing for the betterment of their credit scores. Eli Murphy, a financial manager at Fifth Third bank started off the presentation by …

Story by Megan Tracy / Contributing Writer Photo courtesy of Middle Tennessee State University On Thursday afternoon, Middle Tennessee State University honored eight former Raider athletes with a public forum discussion panel before being honored during that night’s basketball game. Jerry Singleton, Art Polk, Lonnell Poole, Terry Scott, J.W. Harper, Raymond “Ray” Bonner, Ed Miller …