Story by Megan Tracy / Contributing Writer Photos courtesy of James Cessna Middle Tennessee State University officials announced the Tennessee Data Initiative at a news conference this Tuesday.  University President Sydney McPhee said, “The demand for data scientists is intense and predicted to soar nationwide by 28 percent this year alone…In Middle Tennessee, tech workforce growth …

Story and photos by Zoë Haggard / Contributing Writer Fraternity and Sorority Life hosted the End Hazing Now Coalition, which featured two keynote speakers and a Q&A session Tuesday night at the Student Union Ballroom on Middle Tennessee State University campus. The speakers were Rae Ann Gruver and Lianne Kowiak—two mothers whose sons died after …

Story by Toriana Williams / Contributing Writer Photo courtesy of the Montgomery Advertiser Wanda Lloyd, author of Coming Full Circle: From Jim Crow to Journalism, spoke to the students, staff and the general public about her experience as a female, African-American journalist on Monday at Middle Tennessee State University. Alongside her was Debra Fisher, director of the …

Story by Megan Tracy / Contributing Writer Photo courtesy of Middle Tennessee State University On Thursday afternoon, Middle Tennessee State University honored eight former Raider athletes with a public forum discussion panel before being honored during that night’s basketball game. Jerry Singleton, Art Polk, Lonnell Poole, Terry Scott, J.W. Harper, Raymond “Ray” Bonner, Ed Miller …

Story and photos by Kelly Fletcher / Contributing Writer “In every sense of the word, this was my dream school.” Those are the words film student Kenny Strawn used to describe Watkins College of Art. The small art college of fewer than 200 students is in a state of upheaval. The funds ran dry. They …

Story by Toriana Williams / Contributing Writer Photo courtesy of Murfreesboro Voice A suicidal man in Mississippi is alive today due to the determination of one of Murfreesboro’s own. On Dec. 26 2019, Murfreesboro Dispatcher Brady Lutton was browsing a Firefighter Facebook group, when he saw suicidal posts made by a distraught man–who will remain …