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MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee


Photo and story by KeWana McCallum / Contributing Writer The Murfreesboro branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People hosted a Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast celebration on Saturday in the Tennessee Room of the James Union building. Guest speakers included Fox 17 news reporter Justin McFarland, Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland, MTSU …

Photo by Meagan White / Sidelines Archive  As Martin Luther King Jr. Day arrives, men and women across the United States reflect on the life and legacy that the civil rights titan left behind. Although King died 50 years ago, the words he spoke still echo throughout cities, towns and college campuses. MTSU President Sidney …

Rutherford County Commission, State's Rights Act, MTSU

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor / Sidelines Archive  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 and story by Sabrina Tyson / Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee State University student organization Stand With Love held an event inside the Student Union Building on campus Thursday to fight against hate group ideologies that are specifically targeted toward college students. Students received pamphlets with information about the organization and were encouraged to write messages of …

Photo by Eric Goodwin / Assistant News Editor The 10-member Board of Trustees, who are responsible for the oversight of MTSU, met Tuesday in the Student Union Ballroom to discuss and approve motions regarding new building projects, ways to evaluate President Sidney McPhee and to discuss funding through the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. The meeting …

In the wake of the Trump administration’s decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, MTSU President Sidney McPhee released a statement in which he encouraged the administration to find a more permanent solution and stated his support for those effected by the decision. The DACA program was first introduced in 2012 during …