Middle Tennessee State University is blaming a big enrollment drop-off on students’ ability to pay. While admission figures are only just now made final, president Sidney McPhee says the nearly five percent drop occurred just before the start of the semester.
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MTSU’s decline in enrollment has professors worrying this is foresight into the future, and it has administrators cutting millions from the academic budget.
MTSU president Sidney McPhee’s frank speech at a Friday faculty meeting is still ringing in the ears of professors and campus staff.
Tennessee’s top labor economists are having a hard time explaining what’s going on with the state’s unemployment rate. It continues to rise even as the number of people filing for unemployment benefits drops.
Almost all incoming freshman will have to get one more vaccination to enroll in Tennessee’s public universities this fall. The immunization will fight bacterial meningitis, a sometimes deadly disease which has been found to spread easily in the close quarters of college dormitories.
Despite some opposition from his own party yesterday, a Murfreesboro Republican won passage of a measure that would make college IDs sufficient forms of voter identification.
MTSU is the latest school to play musical chairs with its athletic league. Athletic Director Chris Massaro says joining Conference USA gives MTSU teams the chance to win more fans and recruit more student athletes. University officials also hope the excitement will help out their $80 million capital campaign.
State exports to Angola are up 200 percent this year, making the African nation Tennessee’s fastest growing export market. The growth is due to one product: frozen chicken.
Middle Tennessee State University is doing some soul searching at the start of its second century. School officials are strategizing on how to attract more high-achievers.
Middle Tennessee State University is finally breaking ground on its long-awaited science building. Funding for the $147 million project came through this spring after being in the pipeline for more than a decade.
Campus workers held a small rally outside the state capitol Wednesday. University employees are pushing for new protections, even as lawmakers have diminished the power of unions in the state.
Middle Tennessee State University has landed a partnership with the U.S. Army that will promote the study of unmanned aircraft. As part of the deal, the Army will give MTSU three remote contolled aircraft called Ravens.
As stimulus money runs out, the Tennessee Board of Regents is considering the system’s largest tuition increase in at least six years.
Governor Bill Haslam used Middle Tennessee State University as a backdrop Wednesday, to sign a new law regarding the state’s lottery scholarships. The law will let HOPE Scholarship students use that money to pay for summer school, but it comes with a cost.
Middle Tennessee State University unveiled a new air traffic control simulator Monday. The university hopes to use it to recruit and train more aerospace students.
Classes have resumed at Middle Tennessee State University after a campus lockdown around lunchtime because of a shooting.
The Tennessee Board of Regents may spread what’s expected to be more than a 12% tuition hike over the next two years to reduce the immediate pain to college students.
TBR is headed into its third straight year getting less money from the state, and expects by next year those cuts will add up to more than 25 percent lost.
The candidates didn’t ring a bell for most Tennesseans, even when pollsters read each name out loud.
Murfreesboro officials announced Thursay they are starting a microloan program. The city will make small loans to aspiring entrepreneurs. The idea is to create jobs through small businesses who don’t otherwise qualify for a line of credit.