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MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee


Although Hurricane Dorian continues to slam the east coast, the effects of the storm have already been astoundingly far reaching for many— even far enough to impact those at Middle Tennessee State University. In both an interview with Sidelines and an official release to the student body, MTSU President Sidney McPhee announced that he is …

Photo and video courtesy of Andrew Oppmann / MTSU MTSU students received behind-the-scenes instruction Sunday morning at rehearsals before the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. Students arrived in Sin City Friday to celebrate the achievements of several alumni, all of which are nominees in tonight’s ceremony, and to garner hands-on training …

Photo by Megan Cole / MTSU Sidelines The MTSU Board of Trustees met on Tuesday in the Miller Education Center off of campus to discuss a contract MTSU President Sidney McPhee proposed regarding his presidency. This contract included an extension of his time as president at the university and a large bonus. McPhee’s annual salary …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines Student, faculty and local union members have banded together at MTSU to raise awareness of a $3.5 million grant that they believe may be misleading and dangerous to university. In MTSU President Sidney McPhee’s State of the University address in January 2017, he announced that the university would …

Photo courtesy of MTSU News The Red Cross Heart of Tennessee chapter awarded this year’s American Red Cross Hero Award to MTSU President Sidney McPhee at the chapter’s “Heroes Breakfast,” which drew hundreds of supporters to the Student Union Ballroom on Wednesday. “This award is less about me and more about the faculty and staff …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor  / MTSU Sidelines Archive  After a rigorous hearing in the William R. Snodgrass Building in Nashville on Friday, the Tennessee Historical Commission voted to deny MTSU’s request to rename Forrest Hall. The petition, originally submitted 17 months ago, would have been the last step in a nearly three-year process to …