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Middle Tennessee State University’s preliminary enrollment numbers, released on Sunday, reveal a steady rate of undergraduate students as well as transfer students for the fall 2015 semester, according to a press release from the university. MTSU’s undergraduate enrollment rate has increased by 1 percent, or 36 students, international enrollment has increased by 6.6 percent, or 209 …

Middle Tennessee State University students, faculty and alumni gathered on Tuesday afternoon to protest the name of Forrest Hall. The ROTC building named after Confederate general and alleged Klu Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest has received a resurge of controversy this summer after the recent shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. Though the name has been protested …

The All American Walking Horse Alliance (AAWHA) is petitioning MTSU’s association with “big-lick” walking horses and asking President McPhee and other involved faculty to “sever ties” with this “cruelty.” Despite AAWHA’s allegations, MTSU Vice President of Marketing and Communication, Andrew Oppmann, says the event was not “organized or sanctioned by the school.” AAWHA spokesman Clant Seay …

MTSU signed a first-of-its-kind dual enrollment partnership with Montverde Academy, a private boarding school in Florida known for its strong international enrollment, on Friday. The agreement, signed by MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee and Montverde Headmaster Kasey Kesselring, will allow students to gain university credit at MTSU. In addition, the academy’s counselors will collaborate with university …

Founders and organizers of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival spoke to MTSU students on Wednesday about what it takes to plan the world-renowned annual event. The morning session of “Bonnaroo: The Making of a Music Festival” focused on the business aspects of running “‘Roo,” which has drawn more than 80,000 people to Manchester, Tennessee every summer for 13 …

By Rhiannon Gilbert, Staff Writer University President Sidney McPhee gave a lecture on his visits to China and his passion for photography to students and faculty members in the Todd Art Gallery on Wednesday afternoon. The lecture marked the first day of “CHINA: Through the Eyes of an American University President,” an exhibit featuring McPhee’s photos …