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MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee addresses the crowd during his State of the University address Friday morning during the 2014 Fall Faculty Meeting inside Tucker Theatre. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)

MTSU President To Faculty: Start Caring About Grad Rates Or ‘You’re Not Going To Have A Job’

August 24, 2014 at 6:01 am

MTSU president Sidney McPhee’s frank speech at a Friday faculty meeting is still ringing in the ears of professors and campus staff.

Is Tennessee’s Rising Unemployment Rate A Data Glitch?

Is Tennessee’s Rising Unemployment Rate A Data Glitch?

July 23, 2013 at 5:57 pm

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.

State Lawmakers Require Meningitis Vaccine for College Freshmen

State Lawmakers Require Meningitis Vaccine for College Freshmen

March 28, 2013 at 2:27 pm

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.

Democrats Help Pass College ID Voter Law in Senate

Democrats Help Pass College ID Voter Law in Senate

March 14, 2013 at 6:56 pm

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 Joins Conference USA

November 29, 2012 at 1:21 pm

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.

Angola Develops Appetite for Tennessee Chicken

Angola Develops Appetite for Tennessee Chicken

October 1, 2012 at 6:17 am

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.

MTSU Shirks ‘Little Middle’ Past in Next 100 Years

September 10, 2012 at 6:24 am

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.

Political Pressure, Private Funds Build MTSU Science Building

Political Pressure, Private Funds Build MTSU Science Building

May 3, 2012 at 4:50 pm

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 Rally for Protections Amid Anti-Union Mood

Campus Workers Rally for Protections Amid Anti-Union Mood

March 7, 2012 at 4:59 pm

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.

MTSU Wins Army Drones, Partnership

August 19, 2011 at 6:17 am

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.

TBR Discusses Largest Tuition Hike Since 2005

June 14, 2011 at 5:36 am

As stimulus money runs out, the Tennessee Board of Regents is considering the system’s largest tuition increase in at least six years.

Governor Signs 120-Hour HOPE Scholarship Limit

June 8, 2011 at 4:44 pm

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.

MTSU Launches New Aerospace Program

March 14, 2011 at 4:33 pm

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.

MTSU Shooter in Custody after Campus Lockdown

February 14, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Classes have resumed at Middle Tennessee State University after a campus lockdown around lunchtime because of a shooting.

TBR Schools Propose Spreading Tuition Hike Over Two Years

May 24, 2010 at 4:39 pm

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 Weighing Tuition Hikes Against Budget Cuts

TBR Weighing Tuition Hikes Against Budget Cuts

April 26, 2010 at 4:53 pm

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.

Most Tennesseans Don’t Know One Name In Governor’s Race: MTSU Poll

March 3, 2010 at 2:53 pm

The candidates didn’t ring a bell for most Tennesseans, even when pollsters read each name out loud.

Murfreesboro Starts Microlending to Create Jobs

January 29, 2010 at 5:52 am

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.

MTSU President Says School Is Working To Improve Graduation Rates

January 20, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Middle Tennessee State University is one of the schools which might lose some state dollars if funding is based on the number of students graduating, as Governor Phil Bredesen wants.

524 Take TBR Buyouts, Mostly Secretaries

September 8, 2009 at 3:52 pm

A buyout program for Tennessee Board of Regents employees has cut the total payroll of the college system by 4%.