WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last week announced the U.S. will donate another $150 million to help poor countries battle HIV/AIDS.
However, a Vanderbilt researcher says U.S. AIDS assistance really isn’t increasing overall. Dr. Sten Vermund, Director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, says while some aid programs are being enlarged, others are being cut back.
Vermund says the U.S. has continued to fund AIDS programs overseas through tough economic times and changes in administration because of rare, bi-partisan support.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Plaintiffs who have waged a two year long court battle to halt construction of the Murfreesboro Mosque apparently intend to continue the fight.
The Tennessean reported Tuesday that the plaintiff’s attorneys have filed a new motion in the case. Plaintiffs hope to intervene in a federal judge’s ruling that allows the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro to occupy their new mosque once it’s complete.
The decision nullified the plaintiff’s earlier victory in Rutherford County Chancery Court denying local Muslims access to the facility.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (NELSON) -- A new survey suggests schoolyard bullying and violence are a frighteningly common experience. Nearly one student in three was involved in a physical fight within the last year.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 33 percent of the nation’s students have been in a physical fight, one or more times in the last twelve months.
Tennessee students fared only marginally better. The CDC says about 31 percent of the state’s high schools students were involved in a fight in the previous year.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- With the State of Tennessee in the midst of major education reform, Middle Tennessee State University has announced it will soon offer a Doctor of Education degree in Assessment, Learning and School Improvement.
MTSU College of Education Dean Lana Seivers announced the new degree program late last week and says the first classes will be offered in the fall of 2013.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (HUBBARD) -- a Middle Tennessee State athlete recently had her first taste of what being an Olympian might be like. MTSU's Ann Dudley ultimately came up short, but says the experience will serve her well
Dudley became the Blue Raiders first female All American entry in the high jump this past track season. Her success led her to the U.S. track and field Olympic trials last month in Eugene, Ore.
Dudley went right to work and made the preliminary cut to get into the high-jump final.