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Photo and Story by Bryanna Weinstein/Contributing Writer As part of an ongoing series of Fall Honors Lectures on the subtopic of “Suffrage,” students listened in on a lecture pertaining to felon disenfranchisement this past Monday. Professor Pippa Holloway, a history professor at MTSU, walked students through her research of the past, present and future of …

In early 2018, then-governor Bill Haslam proposed a $38 million new academic building for MTSU’s College of Behavioral and Health Sciences.  A year and a half later, that proposed building– now at $39.6 million and 91,600 sq. ft.– is an almost-finished behemoth, standing as a testament to the lengths a university will go to serve …

Photo courtesy of the Nashville Voice Story by Alexis Marshall and Hayden Goodridge/ Contributing Writers Criminal justice reform has been a major priority on both sides of the aisle in Tennessee’s General Assembly this session. Democratic Senator Brenda Gilmore has sponsored several bills addressing issues like sentencing reform and restoration of voter rights. Gilmore sat …

Photos courtesy of MTSU News The first weekend of May wrapped up the Spring 2019 semester for all Middle Tennessee State University students — but for many students, this weekend wrapped up their journeys spanning years of dedication. The annual spring graduations on May 3 and 4 saw the graduation of over 2,500 MTSU students …

Photo courtesy of J. Intintoli / MTSU MTSU officials broke ground Tuesday morning for the construction of a new building that will house three disciplines in the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences. MTSU President Sidney McPhee and other university officials were joined by state Reps. Tim Rudd and Dawn White and Murfreesboro City Councilman Eddie Smotherman for …

Middle Tennessee State University professor Dr. Dennis Powell, 68, died Sunday, according to the obituary in the Daily News Journal. Dr. Powell was a Criminal Justice professor of 36 years at MTSU. Powell is survived by his wife, Bonnie Powell; children, Matthew Powell and wife Amanda of Murfreesboro, Amanda O’Gwynn of Murfreesboro, Terra Lane and husband …