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In 2012, The New York Times ran a story on an avalanche in Washington state that earlier in the year killed three well-known free skiers. The feature, “Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek,” was an ambitious combination of text, pictures, animations, audio, video and maps that would later win the 2013 Pulitzer for Best Feature. And it …

Author and professor of Sociology Dr. Joel Best discussed issues concerning student loans and debt this morning as part of a social science seminar in the James Union Building. Titled “The Student Loan Mess: How It Got Here and Why It’s Not Going Away,” Best’s lecture focused on America’s growing reliance with student loans and …

Anti-violence advocate Tony Porter spoke in the James Union Building for a speech about the role of men in stopping violence on women Tuesday evening. Porter is the founder of the Call to Men organization and has spoken to men in the NFL, NBA and universities across the country. Approximately 15 percent of men in …

Dr. Michael Baden, the forensic pathologist who performed the autopsy of the Ferguson, Missouri shooting victim Michael Brown, discussed the morbid and complex science behind autopsies and the process of human decay Tuesday evening in the Student Union Ballroom. Baden is known for taking part in high-profile investigations like the O.J Simpson case, re-investigations into …

Journalist Harry Rosenfeld, who served as managing editor at The Washington Post during the Watergate scandal, spoke to more than 60 students at MTSU about topics covered in his book, “From Kristallnacht to Watergate: Memoirs of a Newspaperman” Wednesday evening in the Business and Aerospace Building. Rosenfeld, 84, whose family escaped from Nazi Germany when he was …

The MTSU Honors College kicked off this semester’s series of lectures with a speech on Mississippi novelist Eudora Welty by Vanderbilt English professor Michael Kreyling. Honors College Associate Dean Philip Phillips described the series’ theme by saying “consider the role of space and place in the creative imagination.” A scholar of Southern literature from the …