MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee State University is changing its financial aid package to encourage students to graduate in four years.
The university announced on Wednesday that it will supplement the Hope Lottery Scholarships of incoming students who stay on track to graduate. The school will pay $500 to Hope scholarship students after each of their first two years.
The school also will pay what it calls a "Finish Line Scholarship" to graduating seniors. That scholarship will return any tuition increases the student paid over the four years.
WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — President Obama has a plan to ramp up the U.S. response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
Calling the Ebola crisis a threat to world security, Obama is ordering up to 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region along with an aggressive effort to train health care workers and deliver field hospitals.
The president and Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander don’t see eye to eye on much, but in a speech delivered yesterday on the Senate floor, Alexander agreed that Ebola is a serious threat.