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Photo courtesy of the MFRD A late-night fire on Friday displaced around two dozen residents of the 1540 Place Apartments on Lascassas Pike in Murfreesboro. According to the Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department, the fire was reported around 11:00 p.m. Friday, with heavy smoke and fire coming from an attic of a third-floor apartment. Authorities evacuated …

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Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor / Sidelines Archive  As the new year rolled in, so did new free speech protections for students and faculty on campuses across Tennessee. On May 9, 2017, Gov. Bill Haslam signed the Campus Free Speech Protection Act, a piece of legislation meant to ensure that free speech would be upheld …

Photo by Eric Goodwin / Assistant News Editor MTSU’s Student Government Association Senate held its final meeting of the semester on Thursday in the Student Union Ballroom, capping off a session that President Courtney Brandon said was marked by unity among senators. “I think us working together worked really well,” Brandon said. “We probably wouldn’t …

Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore / Flickr On Sept. 22, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced that the U.S. Education Department was rescinding guidance regarding how universities should deal with sexual assaults under Title IX federal law, which was put into place during the Obama administration. The announcement and subsequent rescission has been met with mixed …

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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 …

On Sunday, an air conditioning unit complication caused a fire at the MTSU Recreation Center pool, resulting in a mid-day pool closure. According to the on-duty floor supervisor at the center, Jacob Bailey, the complication was “handled accordingly.” It is unclear as to the exact effect of the technical malfunction that would have caused the …