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Whether you realize it or not, history is in the making right now at MTSU. This spring, a 16-person task force made up of students, faculty and community members created by president Sidney A. McPhee will help decide the fate of Forrest Hall, a military science building named after Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. To …

Lamonteze Pannell, Junior, Electronic Media Communications In [race, class and gender in the media] class we discussed how MTSU is facing an issue with the name of its ROTC Building currently named Forrest Hall. We spoke on how many black people view the Confederate flag as a symbol of hate and racism, while also noting …

Rebekkah Barrett, Senior, Advertising Major I recently transferred to MTSU, and was originally very happy with the state of racial diversity and tolerance on campus. My previous university had serious issues dismissing student concerns when it came to racial issues, and it was so refreshing to feel like my school was one I could be …

Approximately 150 people gathered in the Lane-Agri Park center to voice their opinions on the potential name change of Forrest Hall on Wednesday. This was the second of three open-forum meetings held by the Forrest Hall task force to receive public opinion, however, this meeting took a heated turn about halfway through when the crowd …

Story by Devin Ross // Contributing Writer Photo by Meagan White // Editor-in-Chief  Demonstrators gathered on Middle Tennessee State University’s campus Monday afternoon in support of changing the name of Forrest Hall. Forrest Hall, a campus building named after the Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, has been protested by MTSU students, faculty and alumni since this …

Middle Tennessee State University announced the members of the “task force” formed to determine the fate of the name of Forrest Hall. This after a student and faculty uprising this summer, protesting the name of the military science building which was named for confederate general and alleged Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, Nathan Bedford Forrest, in …