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Story by Brendon Donoho / Contributing Writer Tennessee Secretary of State, Tre Hargett, announced recently that Middle Tennessee State University, Northeast State Community College and Carson-Newman University are the winners of this year’s Tennessee College Voter Registration Competition. The competition took place in September in honor of National Voter’s Registration Month and included 48 schools …

Story by Bryanna Weinstein Photo courtesy of MTSU News On Monday, November 4, MTSU continued its Fall Honors Lecture series with a lecture led by Michael Burns, national director of the Campus Vote Project. Students listened in as Burns discussed student citizens and their voting rights from a national perspective. As the national director of the …

By Christyn Allen and Savannah Meade/ Seigenthaler News Service Christyn Allen and Savannah Meadewere two of six MTSU journalism students who spent four days in Iowa covering the Iowa caucus system. Funding was provided by the Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence in First Amendment Studies.   If Iowa is the powerful pulse of presidential campaigning, Des …

By Zoë Haggard/ Seigenthaler News Service Zoe Haggard was one of six MTSU journalism students who spent four days in Iowa covering the Iowa caucus system. Funding was provided by the Seigenthaler Center for Excellence in First Amendment Studies. Des Moines, Iowa—Twelve of the remaining Democratic presidential candidates spoke Saturday to several hundred college-age students, …

Photo and Story by Bryanna Weinstein/Contributing Writer As part of an ongoing series of Fall Honors Lectures on the subtopic of “Suffrage,” students listened in on a lecture pertaining to felon disenfranchisement this past Monday. Professor Pippa Holloway, a history professor at MTSU, walked students through her research of the past, present and future of …

Photo and story by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Seigenthaler News Service While enjoying the music, atmosphere and fun, Bonnaroo attendees had a chance to make a difference in local and general elections this year. HeadCount, a nonpartisan organization that partners with musicians to promote participation in democracy, sent over 20 volunteers to Bonnaroo this year …