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Photo by Meagan White / MTSU Sidelines Archive MTSU President Sidney McPhee and other MTSU representatives will be testifying before the Tennessee Historical Commission on Friday in hopes that the commission will grant the university’s petition for waiver to change the name of Forrest Hall. The hearing will be held in the William R. Snodgrass …

Photo and video by Caleb Revill / Assistant News Editor Diane Black, a 2018 gubernatorial candidate, visited Middle Tennessee State University on Monday to speak with Sidelines about her vision for the university and the state. Black, who has had a varied career as a registered nurse, an educator at Volunteer State Community College, a …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines Story by Andrew Wigdor / News Editor and Caleb Revill / Assistant News Editor The Tennessee Press Association hosted a gubernatorial candidate forum in which political candidates running for the 2018 state governor’s seat discussed their views and objectives for office at the Nashville Public Library on Thursday. …

Photo by Gregory French / MTSU Sidelines Archive Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced an “aggressive” and comprehensive plan to end the opioid crisis in Tennessee on Monday. The $30 million plan, titled “TN Together,” will focus on three components to fight against the epidemic: prevention, treatment and law enforcement. According to reports by the Tennessean, …

Rutherford County Commission, State's Rights Act, MTSU

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor / Sidelines ArchiveĀ  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 Sarah Grace Taylor / News Reporter According to a recent survey conducted by theĀ MTSU Office of Consumer Research, low percentages of Tennesseans trust government representatives, such as President Donald Trump and Gov. Bill Haslam, and mainstream media, such as ABC, NBC and CBS. The survey report also showed that the majority of Tennesseans …