Middle Tennessee State University is expecting to give out 250 more merit scholarships next year because it is lowering the ACT scores needed to qualify. It’s making this move as the state is putting less funding toward freshman and sophomores at four-year schools.
Articles by: Emily Siner
Two Nashville-based companies will officially be putting their names on public high school academies this week. One principal says this partnership helps students by exposing them to real world careers, but critics warn that such relationships could hurt students when they’re not done with students’ best interests in mind.
Despite Nashville Kurds rallying for independence from Iraq, they’re not getting the full support they want from Sen. Bob Corker and other U.S. foreign policy makers.
At a media event Friday, during a question about his possible presidential run, Corker clarified that he had given a “stream-of-consciousness” answer earlier this week and that he’s not ready to make a decision yet.
This comes after emergency responders left a man as dead Wednesday morning, though later they were called back because he was still breathing. He was taken to the hospital two and a half hours after they first responded.
The Libertarian Party is suing state election officials to get its candidate for governor listed as a Libertarian on November’s ballot. Lawsuits like these have forced the state legislature to change ballot access laws, as they’re known, in recent years.
When KIPP Nashville celebrated the opening of its new high school, Metro’s school superintendent was there to help cut the ribbon. It marks a continuing shift in the rocky relationship between the school board and charter operators.
They’re working with the Kurdish regional government in Washington, D.C., which will fly in medical supplies including IV fluids, band-aids and antibiotics.
Academy Sports already has nine stores in the state, with a 10th coming soon to Memphis. The retailer’s CEO says part of the appeal of Tennessee is its central location.
Tea party challenger Joe Carr repeatedly accused Alexander of siding with Democrats. Alexander seemed to at least partially embrace that accusation during his acceptance speech.
Spoiler: It has to do with a hot-air balloon made out of tissue paper.
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held a lively courtroom Wednesday as they heard arguments over whether Tennessee should recognize out-of-state gay marriages.
The Sixth Circuit’s decision could affect only the three Tennessee couples who sued the state. But since the court is ruling on several other cases, the impact could be broader.
American distributors can no longer import certain brands of popular AK-47 style rifles. Normally, a potential shortage leads gun enthusiasts to snatch up the last items on the market, but Nashville gun shops are not seeing a hike in sales.
The difference between Gruhn Guitars’ acoustic guitars comes in the materials, the collector value and the manufacturing. But how much do those things affect the sound?
A water pipe failure that the city is calling “catastrophic” is affecting service for more than 15,000 customers in Southwest Davidson County. The water shortage is expected to continue until some time tomorrow.
Nettie Kraft, a dialect coach on the TV show “Nashville,” teaches some actors how to master the regional twang and helps others shed it.
Nashville is now one of five cities in the country that will carry GigaPower. The announcement comes months after Google Fiber started to eye the city. One community organizer says competition is the whole point of the Google Fiber buzz.
In addition to facing the normal challenges of running a small business, Thistle Farms has an unlikely model for success: It hires women like Shana Goodwin, whose sex trafficking began when she was 12. Most of the employees have survived years of homelessness, addiction and abuse.
According to a new study from the Brookings Institution, the number of pre-baccalaureate healthcare workers in Nashville has grown by 42 percent since 2000.