The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development is sponsoring a class on how to film safely around train tracks. This comes after a deadly accident on a movie set in Georgia earlier this year.
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Survivors of head and neck cancer sometimes see the mask, which bolts them to a table during radiation, as representing the trauma of cancer — whether they burn it, keep it or turn into art.
Despite a tense political relationship between the U.S and Russia, Americans astronauts like Barry Wilmore are still riding Russian rockets into space. The Tennessee Tech alumnus and Mt. Juliet native is in his final weeks of preparation at a cosmonaut training center in Moscow before he launches up to the International Space Station.
Biologists released 800 pale lilliput mussels — tiny brown shellfish, each about the size of a fingertip — into Tennessee’s Duck River this week. “Never thought in my wildest dreams I’d see this many,” one biologist said.
Tablets are part of Tennessee State University’s plan to make textbooks cheaper for students.
It’s pretty rare in the world of MOOCs to receive college credit for them, but Lipscomb University is designing its MOOCs with a twist.
Woodland Hills Development Center in Nashville has made international headlines this week after 32 teens escaped and 10 teens staged a small riot. The BBC called it a prison. Other news outlets are calling it a detention center or simply a state-run facility. In reality, it’s a little bit of all of those things.
One of the reasons why universities around the country, especially public ones, want more international students? Out-of-state tuition, says the author of a new study from the Brookings Institution. But MTSU says it’s globalization, not money, that is motivating the university to recruit students from other countries.
ISIS controls parts of Iraq and Syria, and Corker supports beginning military support in Syria. But fighting in Syria is a complicated situation, with three major factions battling for control.
Several hundred people squeezed into a North Nashville church Thursday night to hear what police had to say about the events in Ferguson, Mo. Some audience members thanked the police for their service, but others talked about perceived racial tension.
Mayor Karl Dean has been promoting giving domestic partnership benefits to Metro employees since last year but recently signaled his support of gay marriage in general.
The head of one of Tennessee’s largest African American churches is organizing a town hall meeting to ask: How would the city address a tense racial incident? And how can the city prevent one altogether?
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.
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.