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Photo courtesy of Bernie 2016 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to bring his “Feel the Bern” tour of historically black colleges to Tennessee State University in Nashville. The Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign announced that TSU would be on the eight-stop tour that starts in South Carolina on Thursday. No date has yet been released for the Tennessee stop. …

Murfreesboro Police responded to a reported sexual assault Saturday at College Grove. The victim, an MTSU student, reported that the incident occurred between 6 and 9 p.m. on New Year’s Day in her apartment. The victim told police that she had been hanging out with friends at her apartment the same evening. According to the police report, a rape kit was …

Photo by Samantha Hearn // Sidelines Archive MTSU offers the best value education above all of Tennessee’s public universities, according to BestValueSchools.com. The website evaluated 20 higher education institutions in the state and ranked their value based on 20-year net return on investment, net price and graduation and acceptance rates. MTSU came in second overall …

UPDATE 10:50 p.m. – MTSU has notified students saying the alert has been cancelled: MTSU ALERT: Tornado Warning CANCELED for MTSU campus & TN Miller Coliseum areas. Resume normal activity. Report damage and injuries to Campus Police or dial 911. Posted by Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 Areas throughout Middle …

The MTSU Crime Stoppers are actively pursuing a tipster to reward them for an indictment made from their report and encourage the tipster to speak up. Crime Stoppers released the following statement Thursday morning: Back on August 11th of this year, MTSU Crime Stoppers released a campus wide e-mail alert seeking the campus community’s help …

Israel is a place constantly in news headlines and controversial conversations. It is also a place of complicated politics and misconceptions. War, sectarianism and terrorism have put Israel in household conversations across the world, however, that’s not the whole story. On July 11, a group of MTSU students boarded a plane in Philadelphia en route to Tel Aviv …