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Photo courtesy of the Nashville Voice Story by Alexis Marshall and Hayden Goodridge/ Contributing Writers Criminal justice reform has been a major priority on both sides of the aisle in Tennessee’s General Assembly this session. Democratic Senator Brenda Gilmore has sponsored several bills addressing issues like sentencing reform and restoration of voter rights. Gilmore sat …

Story by Andrew Wigdor, Editor-in-Chief Photo courtesy of Dana Smith Across the state of Tennessee, educators and activists are rallying behind increased compensation for some of higher education’s most unsung heroes: adjunct professors. Adjunct professors are not eligible for tenure, teach on limited-term contracts, generally receive no retirement or health benefits and, many say, far …

Photo by Caleb Revill / MTSU Sidelines MTSU representatives presented findings on the benefits of botanical research and hosted a tour for legislators at the Tennessee Center for Botanical Medicine Research in the MTSU Science Building on Monday. Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives Beth Harwell and Speaker Pro Tempore Curtis Johnson attended the …

Photo and Story by Eric Goodwin / Contributing Writer Proposed “bathroom bills” in the Tennessee legislature meant to limit bathroom usage to the sex assigned on an individual’s birth certificate have made a comeback in the 110th Tennessee General Assembly. The new bill, introduced by Sen. Mae Beavers (R) and Rep. Mark Pody (R) in …

Story by Alexis Marshall/ Contributing Writer MTSU is accepting applications for a student advising position on its Board of Trustees, the new governing body of the university. The applications are due by 4 p.m. on Feb. 12. “This non-voting position on the Board requires that you have a record of being an outstanding student role …

Photo by Greg French / Sidelines Archive Governor Bill Haslam announced widespread changes for Tennessee higher education in the annual State of the State address before the Tennessee General Assembly on Monday evening. According to a press release from University President Sidney A. McPhee, MTSU performed an analysis of the address and its direct effects …