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Photo courtesy of MTSU News and Media Relations MTSU employees pledged more than $121,000 to go towards nonprofit charities during the 2016 MTSU Employee Charitable Giving Campaign. According to a recent press release, the theme for the charity event this year was “Shine the Light on Giving.” The goal was $120,000, and the annual campaign began …

National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt spoke to MTSU aerospace students on Wednesday night about his 10 years of experience investigating crashes with the NTSB. Sumwalt was appointed as the 37th member of the NTSB by President Bush in August of 2006 and was re-appointed in 2011 by President Obama after being a pilot …

Photo by Steve Barnum/ Staff Writer Tonight as citizens vote for the next president of the United States, Sidelines will be keeping track of the results in the charts and graphs below. Map and chart of statewide presidential election results by county. [iframe src=”http://thedatareporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/TNPresidential2016.html” width=”100%” height=”375″] [iframe src=”https://fusiontables.google.com/embedviz?containerId=googft-gviz-canvas&q=select+col1%2C+col2%2C+col3%2C+col11+from+19at_R-JFVuPLAmMzFMOVNFhjOB2-ALKU7WwCHLR6+order+by+col2+desc+limit+95&viz=GVIZ&t=BAR&uiversion=2&gco_forceIFrame=true&gco_hasLabelsColumn=true&gco_useFirstColumnAsDomain=true&gco_legacyScatterChartLabels=true&gco_isStacked=true&gco_booleanRole=certainty&gco_hAxis=%7B%22useFormatFromData%22%3Atrue%2C+%22viewWindow%22%3A%7B%22max%22%3Anull%2C+%22min%22%3A0%7D%2C+%22minValue%22%3A0%2C+%22maxValue%22%3Anull%2C+%22logScale%22%3Afalse%2C+%22title%22%3A%22Votes%22%2C+%22titleTextStyle%22%3A%7B%22color%22%3A%22%23222%22%2C+%22fontSize%22%3A12%2C+%22italic%22%3Afalse%2C+%22bold%22%3Atrue%7D%2C+%22viewWindowMode%22%3A%22explicit%22%7D&gco_vAxes=%5B%7B%22useFormatFromData%22%3Atrue%2C+%22minValue%22%3Anull%2C+%22maxValue%22%3Anull%2C+%22viewWindow%22%3Anull%2C+%22viewWindowMode%22%3Anull%2C+%22title%22%3A%22%22%2C+%22textStyle%22%3A%7B%22color%22%3A%22none%22%2C+%22fontSize%22%3A12%2C+%22bold%22%3Afalse%2C+%22italic%22%3Afalse%7D%2C+%22titleTextStyle%22%3A%7B%22color%22%3A%22%23222%22%2C+%22fontSize%22%3A12%2C+%22italic%22%3Afalse%2C+%22bold%22%3Atrue%7D%7D%2C%7B%22useFormatFromData%22%3Atrue%7D%5D&gco_legend=right&gco_focusTarget=category&gco_domainAxis=%7B%22direction%22%3A1%7D&gco_series=%7B%220%22%3A%7B%22color%22%3A%22%23a61c00%22%7D%2C+%221%22%3A%7B%22color%22%3A%22%233c78d8%22%7D%7D&gco_title=2016+Presidential+Race+Votes+by+Tennessee+County&width=600&height=600″ width=”100%” height=”650″]   Rutherford County precinct-level presidential …

Black Lives Matter demonstration

Photo by Tanner Dedmon / Managing Editor MTSU was issued the poorest rating for student free-speech rights by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, also known as, FIRE, on Nov. 1. FIRE is a non-profit organization with the mission to defend the individual rights of students on college campuses. According to FIRE’s website, the rights that the …

Photo by Steven Michael Johnson / MTSU News and Media Relations As Breast Cancer Awareness Month came to a close, members of MTSU’s Zeta Tau Alpha sorority raised donations during their annual “Think Pink Week” from Oct. 30 to Nov. 5. “Zeta’s ‘Think Pink Week’ is important because as it raises money for breast cancer …

Story and photo by Zachery Wright/ Contributing Writer MTSU’s Graduate Student Association held an election education lecture Friday night at the Student Union with the goal of expanding undergraduate voter participation in the 2016 presidential election. The lecture was entitled “Expanding the Vote – and Steps Backward: Forming a More Perfect Union Requires that We …