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MURFREESBRORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Critics and scholars from 16 states and 10 countries are converging on the mid-state for an academic conference focusing on the cultural impact of the recently concluded AMC television program Mad Men.

The three day conference begins Thursday on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. Keynote speakers include Matt Zoller Seitz, New York film critic and author of Mad Men Carousel, and Dr. Mimi White, a professor at Northwestern University whose work examines TV and gender.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) – It’s graduation season for area universities. Austin Peay State, Trevecca, Lipscomb, and Middle Tennessee State University all held commencement ceremonies over the weekend.

MTSU, Tennessee’s largest undergraduate institution, reached a special milestone when it granted a degree to its 100,000th four-year student on Saturday.

MTSU graduated more than 2500 students, including more than 2,100 undergraduates and over 400 graduate students.

The 2012 commencement ceremonies also marked the conclusion of MTSU’s centennial celebration.