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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 …

Story and photo by Joshua Tilton / Contributing Writer On Tuesday, a panel at MTSU addressed free speech, fielded questions and courted controversy as members of the panel discussed the limitations of free speech on college campuses across the United States. The panel was composed of Ken Paulson, Dean of MTSU’s College of Mass Communication, Joseph Cohn, legislative …

Photo by Loren Bebensee  Story by Ashley Coker / Staff Writer and Sarah Grace Taylor / Editor-in-Chief A group of student protesters were told to leave the vestibule of James E. Walker library while gathering to raise awareness about police brutality Monday afternoon. The demonstration, organized by the Talented Tenth Student Action Coalition, started with …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor / Sidelines Archive  Story by Brinley Hineman / News Editor and Sarah Grace Taylor / Editor-in-Chief  The Talented Tenth held a protest outside of the Student Union Building on Tuesday afternoon to express grievances with University President Sidney McPhee’s delay in requesting the Tennessee Historical Commission consider a name change of Forrest Hall. …

The Tennessee Board of Regents approved a name change of Forrest Hall Friday afternoon, sending the decision to the Tennessee Historical commission. After the Forrest Hall Task Force and University President Sidney McPhee approved the name change in April, the TBR was asked to consider the recommendation and approved unanimously. Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, …

MTSU president Sidney McPhee responded on Friday to a list of demands made by the MTSU Talented Tenth after the final Forrest Hall forum. After the forum on March 24, members of the Talented Tenth marched to McPhee’s house, making the following demands: We demand that President Sidney A. McPhee formally and personally apologize to the …