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Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines On Monday, March 4, Gov. Bill Lee presented his State of the State address, in which he outlined his priorities for his time in office and the proposed 2019-20 budget. Following the speech, MTSU President Sidney McPhee released an analysis of the budget in regards to how Lee’s …

Photo courtesy of MTSU News MTSU’s Board of Trustees approved a new employment contract for President Sidney McPhee and greatly expanded the university’s Regional Scholars Program in its quarterly meeting Tuesday in the Miller Education Center on Bell Street. The contract, which the trustees discussed in a special called meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27, calls …

On Monday, Oct. 15, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission voted against MTSU’s proposed law school transfer, deciding that a new public law school was wrong for Middle Tennessee. MTSU President Sidney McPhee, however, disagrees. The commission voted 8-5 to deny MTSU’s transfer of Indiana’s Valparaiso University Law School to Middle Tennessee, which would have established …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines Archive On Monday, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission denied MTSU’s proposed transfer of Valparaiso University’s school of law to Murfreesboro. THEC commissioners voted eight to five to deny the proposal, which the governing boards of both MTSU and Indiana’s Valparaiso University approved earlier this month. “We regret that the Tennessee …

Photo by Chris Curtis / MTSU Sidelines Archive Indiana’s Valparaiso University and MTSU have entered into a “non-binding letter of intent” for the transfer of Valparaiso’s American Bar Association-accredited law school to MTSU’s campus in Murfreesboro, according to a press release. The release underlines that discussions for this transfer are in the preliminary stages. It also …

Photo courtesy of MTSU News Middle Tennessee State University’s Board of Trustees met on Tuesday in the Student Union Ballroom to approve policy and academic program changes, approve committee reports and hear a report from MTSU President Sidney McPhee. The Board of Trustees is broken up into four standing committees. At each quarterly meeting, each …