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Construction on Middle Tennessee Boulevard will begin this Saturday as the City of Murfreesboro marks the start of an estimated 30 month-long upgrade project, according to an MTSU traffic advisory. From 7 am to 2 pm on Saturday, workers will be shifting the section of Middle Tennessee Boulevard between East Main Street and Greenland Drive into …

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Photo by David Taylor // Staff Photographer Tennessee senator and Senate Education Committee Chairman Dolores Gresham filed the Tennessee Tuition Stability Act on Jan. 21, which, if passed, would control tuition increases at Tennessee’s state colleges and universities. The act would only allow tuition growth in accordance with increases in the consumer price index. If any …

Student organizations representing a variety of interests and majors were represented at the Student Organization Fair in the Student Union Ballroom Wednesday afternoon. Social, political, professional and philanthropic groups were a part of the fair, such as Relay for Life, Film Guild, Women’s Rugby and the student chapter of the NAACP. Senior, Victoria Murray, was there with the Liberty in North …

Story by Taylor Ward // Staff Writer | Photo by John Connor Coulston // Managing Editor Finding parking at MTSU can be difficult enough, and then your first parking ticket brings you to a whole new level of headache and confusion. Just about everyone has questions about parking on campus. We did some research and have the answers …

Jill Biden Knoxville

Photo by Gregory French // Sidelines Archive Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will visit McGavock High School in Nashville on Wednesday, according to the White House. The Second Lady will be joined by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and U.S. Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell, among others, as she tours …

By Ashlyn Woods // Contributing Writer | Photo by Samantha Hearn // Sidelines Archive The American Democracy Project commission is now holding student voter registration until Feb. 1 at Harrison House, which is located at 1416 East Main St. beside the campus police station. “Anyone can come to our office,” said Mary Evins, who locally coordinates the American Democracy Project. “We …