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Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor / Editor-in-Chief  MTSU President Sidney McPhee requested that the Tennessee Historical Commission change the name of Forrest Hall late Tuesday afternoon. The Commission will have to approve the name change by a two-thirds majority vote following changes made to the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act earlier this year. In his letter …

Photo by Olivia Ladd/MTSU Sidelines The WMOT 89.5/Roots Radio station launched this morning with a live kickoff event and marked the beginning of the new Americana music programming. MTSU’s station, WMOT, partnered with Music City Roots to convert the channel from jazz to Americana– inclusive of country, bluegrass, gospel and more. The event, which was live-broadcasted …

Despite the task force’s recommendation being endorsed by University President Sidney McPhee and the Tennessee Board of Regents, MTSU has not yet requested that the Tennessee Historical Commission approve a name change for Forrest Hall. Fourteen months after the fight to remove Forrest’s name from the campus ROTC building re-surged, the university has not yet …

Photo courtesy of MTSU News Middle Tennessee State University and Zhejiang University of Science and Technology signed an agreement on Thursday that will allow MTSU to begin discussions about student exchanges, joint faculty research and degree programs that will boost international enrollment at MTSU. President Sidney A. McPhee and ZUST President Ye Gaoxiang have reestablished …

Photo by Bing-Nan Li // Sidelines Archive MTSU officials will hear budget requests and student success presentations from each college starting Monday, according to a university release. President Sidney A. McPhee, interim vice president Alan Thomas and Faculty Senate president Tricia Farwell will hear presentations by deans from the university’s nine college and the James E. Walker Library during open …

Photos by Olivia Ladd//Assistant Lifestyles Editor On Thursday night, the Forrest Hall Task Force met in the KUC theatre to hear voices from organizations at the final forum to discuss the name change of Forrest Hall. Since the controversy sparked in June, students, faculty and alumni have protested the name of MTSU’s military science building, citing Forrest’s …