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Photo by David Taylor // Sidelines Archive According to the Chattanooga Times Free-Press, the Tennessee Board of Regents are restructuring how remedial classes are handled at Tennessee colleges. The new procedures will affect math and writing classes at community colleges and universities. Under the new program, freshman who are not working at a university level …

Story by Erik Schelzig  // Associated Press | Photo by Bing-Nan Li // Sidelines Archive Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s plan to spin off four-year public universities from the Tennessee Board of Regents system gained final approval in the state Legislature on Monday. The Senate voted 31-1 in favor of the measure, sending Haslam’s top legislative initiative for his …

Photo courtesy of Peretz Partensky Earlier this year, Tennessee House Rep. Andy Holt (R-Dresden) and Sen. Mike Bell (R-Riceville) proposed a bill that would allow full-time employees of Tennessee state colleges and universities to carry guns on campuses with a valid permit. Since then, the bill has received protest from state university student governments, as well as criticism from proponents and …

By E.R. West, Erin Barnes, Emily Austin and Quint Qualls Sidelines Staff Even though MTSU managed to improve its retention and graduation benchmarks for receiving more funding, the university will only receive a third of the projected new dollars. According to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s recommendation, MTSU should have received $4.2 million in funding. …