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Christyn Allen was one of six MTSU journalism students who recently spent four days in Iowa studying the caucus system. Funding for this reporting was provided by the Seigenthaler Center for Excellence in First Amendment Studies. To contact Editor-in-Chief Angele Latham, email editor@mtsusidelines.com. For more news, visit www.mtsusidelines.com, or follow us on Facebook at MTSU …

MTSU staff member Anthony Tate, manager of Center for Educational Media Computer Facilities in the Ned McWherter Learning Resources building (LRC), passed away Monday after suffering a heart attack in his office. Tate, who was 61 years old, was a graduate of MTSU. Tate was well known throughout the Murfreesboro community for his support of …

A new Tennessee Department of Health report states that Tennessee’s infant mortality rate dropped in 2018, but still exceeds the national rate by 17 percent. Infant mortality is defined as the death of a child before his or her first birthday, and is a critical indicator of the overall health of the state, as according to …

Photos and story by Brandon Donoho / Contributing Writer Students gathered in the Student Union’s Parliamentary Room on Tuesday to hear Jack McElroy, executive editor of Knox News, speak on the difficulties and importance of police accountability in modern journalism. The hour long talk began with the passage of the Freedom of Information Act in …

Photo Courtesy of TNJ: On the Hill Story by Brandon Black/Lifestyles Editor Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn led the passing of a bipartisan bill on November 3 in honor of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act allows a commemorative silver dollar coin to be minted by the U.S. Treasury …

MTSU’s General Education Re-Design committee will be hosting a town hall meeting at the Tom H. Jackson building on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. to discuss ideas for curriculum improvement. Dr. Susan Myers-Shirk, general education director and history professor at MTSU, will be hosting the town hall meeting, including a presentation and a Q&A …