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Photos courtesy of MTSU President Sidney McPhee, of Middle Tennessee State University, has decided it is in MTSU’s staff and student body’s best interest to cancel the 2021 Spring Break. “As we continue to extend our efforts to mitigate COVID-19 risks on campus, our attention now must also turn to the upcoming Spring 2021 semester. …

Toriana Williams / Contributing Writer Photo courtesy of MTSU Due to students and other community members not adhering to Middle Tennessee State University’s social distancing guidelines, President Sidney McPhee imposed a two week moratorium on all non-academically related campus events and activities on Aug. 21. On Sept. 4, McPhee informed the student body that the …

Photo courtesy of MTSU News MTSU’s Board of Trustees approved a new employment contract for President Sidney McPhee and greatly expanded the university’s Regional Scholars Program in its quarterly meeting Tuesday in the Miller Education Center on Bell Street. The contract, which the trustees discussed in a special called meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27, calls …

Photo and story by Angele Latham / Contributing Writer MTSU hosted the first Preview Day of the 2018-19 school year on Saturday. Conducted by the Department of Admissions, the event allows prospective students to tour the campus, meet faculty and staff and learn about numerous academic departments. After gathering in the Student Union Ballroom, the large …

Photo courtesy of MTSU News On a cloudy December afternoon near the end of the semester, the 10 trustees, who guide major policy decisions at MTSU, met inside the Student Union Building for their fourth board meeting of the semester. It was the year’s final quarterly meeting for MTSU’s Board of Trustees, one that MTSU …

Updated at 4:51 p.m. on Oct. 27 : Sidelines incorrectly reported that Murfreesboro Loves plans to attend the rally on the Murfreesboro Square on Saturday. Sidelines regrets the error.  Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines  On Saturday, Oct. 28, the League of the South, a Southern Poverty Law Center designated hate group, will be gathering …