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Story by Matthew Giffin | News Editor Middle Tennessee State University head baseball coach Jim Toman was arrested Saturday morning and charged with driving under the influence, the Daily News Journal reported. Toman was released from the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center close to three hours after he was arrested at 12:17 a.m. “We are …

Story by Luke Cameron | Contributing Writer Another summer at Middle Tennessee State University has meant another round of CUSTOMS sessions for transfer and freshman students. The school hosted almost 20 separate CUSTOMS events between the months of May and July.  CUSTOMS events help new students and their families get acclimated to campus. “Students participate in a couple …

Story by Savannah Williams | Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee State University’s Student Government Association will have a variety of positions open in the fall semester for students at any level.  SGA Communications Director Zoe Spikner, 20, is excited to welcome new recruits. “The Student Government Association is one of the greatest resources to students, traditional …

Story by Matthew Giffin | News Editor Four years after the Tennessee Historical Commission denied Middle Tennessee State University’s request to change the name of a building dedicated to the Confederate leader of the Ku Klux Klan in 1958, President Sidney McPhee remains committed to seeing Forrest Hall have another name. “I continue to believe …

Jason Irvin, assistant police chief of the Chattanooga Police Department Story by Savannah Williams | Contributing Writer Finalists for the position of Middle Tennessee State University Chief of Police have been selected and interviewed.  The finalists for this position are: — Jason Irvin, assistant police chief of the Chattanooga Police Department — Terrence J. Graves, evidence storage …

Story by Savannah Williams | Contributing Writer Middle Tennessee State University alum and Trustee Darrell Freeman Sr. died on the evening of June 28 at his home in Brentwood. He was 57 years old. In a press release, Freeman’s family described his death as “a serious illness” and asked for prayers and privacy as they mourn. …