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Unlike in Davidson County, schools in Rutherford will be in session on Monday, Aug. 21. So MTSU is helping teachers in Murfreesboro and surrounding areas prepare their students for the total solar eclipse. 

The university's astronomy department has created lesson plans for K-12 teachers. One lesson has students model the distances between the earth, moon and sun using tennis balls and string. Another shows students how to predict the timing of future eclipses.

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A new report by Middle Tennessee State University highlights the impact that the school's presence has on skilled workforce and economic growth across the state. MTSU, which has one of the largest undergraduate population in the state, generated more than $1 billion for businesses across the state last year. Half of that came from student spending.

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Middle Tennessee State University is setting its sights on big federal money — specifically, research grants from funding agencies like the National Science Foundation. After launching a number of Ph.D. programs in the past several years, the school is trying to establish itself as a research powerhouse.

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Murfreesboro leaders have initiated a plan to increase police patrols and landlord accountability around MTSU. In the past six months, apartment buildings near the campus have seen a spike in gun-related incidents. City officials say one complex is responsible for more than 200 police calls in four months.

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Middle Tennessee State University says its newest degree program will allow students to tap into a growing industry in the state: fermented food and drink.

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Middle Tennessee State University and Tennessee Tech will soon have more control of their respective destinies.

That is the goal, at least, of the state's broader effort to grant independence to Tennessee's public colleges. Gov. Bill Haslam appointed their new governing boards Thursday.

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Scientists from Tennessee recently discovered — and named — two species of bacteria growing in man-made water sources in Putnam County. Next, they want to find out just how big of a threat the bacteria pose to humans. 

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A rare collection of live bluegrass recordings has a new home at Middle Tennessee State University.

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As construction booms in Nashville, there’s a looming concern about a worker shortage. The industry has been working with high schoolers to get them excited about the prospect of a career on the job site. A group of students has just returned home from a week-long camp at MTSU.

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It could still be more than half a year before MTSU takes down the name of a controversial Confederate general on its ROTC Building. As of Friday, the school has approval from the Tennessee Board of Regents to change the name of Forrest Hall, but one state agency has to sign off before it's final.

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