Posts in tag

Forrest Hall


Photos by Olivia Ladd//Assistant Lifestyles Editor On Thursday night, the Forrest Hall Task Force met in the KUC theatre to hear voices from organizations at the final forum to discuss the name change of Forrest Hall. Since the controversy sparked in June, students, faculty and alumni have protested the name of MTSU’s military science building, citing Forrest’s …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor//Managing Editor Story by Devin Ross // Staff Writer His name is on a building, but once upon a time, Nathan Bedford Forrest was the university’s mascot. From the university’s inception in 1911 until 1934, there were no titles given to the sports teams, only a few unofficial nicknames including the …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor // Managing Editor Following the influx of students and faculty demanding a name change of Forrest Hall in 2015, the university appointed a 16-person task force to give MTSU president Sidney McPhee a recommendation on keeping or scrapping the name. The Forrest Hall task force, headed by history professor Derek …

MTSU students, faculty, alumni and organizations have protested the name of Forrest Hall off-and-on for the last half century. Most recently, the issue became relevant on campus in the summer of 2015 after Confederate imagery was brought to the forefront by a shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. June 17, 2015: A mass shooting took place …

Even if the Forrest Hall task force recommends to rename the building, the decision would only be the first step in the process. Such a measure would still have to pass muster with the Tennessee Board of Regents and proposed to the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act of 2016. While MTSU president Sidney McPhee maintains the …

Student protesters calling for the renaming of Forrest Hall began meeting last October, which was appropriate, being the tenth month and the group adopting the name the Talented Tenth, a term coined 75 years ago by W.E.B. Du Bois. According to MTSU sophomore and member of Talented Tenth Arionna White, the group is an unofficial …