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7:38am

Tue October 23, 2012
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MTSU Explores Effectiveness of Political Attack Ads

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — As the presidential campaign heads into the final days, Middle Tennessee State University is examining how negative advertising and attack ads are effective and why they flood the airwaves.

A symposium on negative campaign advertising will be held Tuesday at the Student Union Building and is sponsored by the MTSU Department of Political Science, the Albert Gore Research Center and the College of Liberal Arts.

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2:50pm

Mon October 22, 2012
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The Arts as a Community Development Tool

SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Arts Commission is hosting a conference to explore how the arts can strengthen local communities.

The Transforming Assets Into Opportunities conference takes place Tuesday through Thursday at Pickwick Landing State Park. It will bring together artists, arts administrators, arts supporters and community planners to explore how the arts can fuel community and economic development.

The Arts Commission's Shannon Ford says the Cannon County Arts Center in Woodbury is a good example of arts based development.

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5:51pm

Fri October 19, 2012
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MT Blue Raiders Fall to Mississippi State

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY)  --  Middle Tennessee lost its first road game Saturday night, but the Blue Raiders' Sun Belt Conference Championship hopes are still intact.

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9:48am

Fri October 19, 2012
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Biggest Pow-Wow in Tennessee This Weekend

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Native American Indian Association is hosting its 31st Annual Pow-Wow and Fall Festival this weekend.

The gathering coincides with Native American Indian Month in Tennessee and serves to raise money for the organization’s projects and charities.

NAIA President, Sally Wells, is thankful for the public’s past support and attendance. With a long-time goal just within reach, she’s hopeful for another good turnout.

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11:23am

Thu October 18, 2012
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Average College Debt More Than $26,000

MTSU senior Sydney Burfitt, left, a liberal studies major who’€™ll graduate in December, speaks to Lori Hagins, a store manager with Shane Co. in Cool Springs, during the Fall Career Fair inside Murphy Center Oct. 10.
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP/WMOT) — A new nation-wide report shows two-thirds of the college class of 2011 finished school with loan debt, and those who borrowed walked off the graduation stage owing more than $26,600. That's up about 5 percent from the class before.

The latest figures are calculated in a report by The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS). The report does not include most graduates of for-profit colleges, who typically borrow more than their counterparts elsewhere.

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