Sevierville, Tenn., nativeAnna Yacovone, currently employed as a post-graduate adviser in the MTSU Office of Education Abroad, is the recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Scholarship to Laos.
Yacovone, who graduated from MTSU in December 2011 with degrees in global studies and organizational communication, will start her year-long adventure in late June and will teach English in the capital city of Vientiane, working mostly at the National University of Laos.
Students entering MTSU for the first time this summer or fall will find a newly revamped James E. Walker Library with the emphasis on collaborative, technology-friendly learning.
After polling students to learn what they wanted, library officials discovered that, while students still need a quiet environment to focus, they also need places to interact with their fellow students and devices that help make learning easier.
Social activist and poet Nikki Giovanni will help conclude the MTSU Public History Program’s 2012 field school, “Life in The Bottoms,” with a special lecture on Tuesday, May 29, at New Vision Baptist Church in Murfreesboro.
The “Life in The Bottoms” project encourages cooperation between local community scholars, the Bradley Academy Museum and MTSU faculty and students studying Murfreesboro’s historic African-American neighborhood The Bottoms.
A total of 43 Catholic educational, charitable and other entities filed a dozen lawsuits in federal court around the nation Monday, charging that the Obama Administration's rule requiring coverage of birth control in most health insurance plans violates their religious freedom.
As part of a new tech segment, we're starting a social media advice column in which we'll ask experts your questions about how to behave online. This week's experts are Baratunde Thurston, former digital director of The Onion and author of How To Be Black, and Deanna Zandt, author of Share This!
Today at All Things Considered, we continue a project we're calling NewsPoet. Each month, we bring in a poet to spend time in the newsroom — and at the end of the day, to compose a poem reflecting on the day's stories.
U.S. diplomats were relieved this weekend when China allowed a prominent dissident, Chen Guangcheng, to fly to New York with his family.
China, too, is presumably happy that Chen is no longer in the country doing his advocacy work. Chinese exiles tend to fade into obscurity when they leave the country, and Beijing might be counting on that to happen with Chen.
A few years ago, I asked a 13-year-old girl who was receiving care for cystic fibrosis on a Medicaid program known as the "Katie Beckett waiver" if she knew who Katie Beckett was. "Probably some kind of doctor," the girl said.
It was a logical guess. But Beckett was another child with a significant disability, and she changed health care policy for hundreds of thousands of other children with complex medical needs. On Friday, Beckett, at age 34, died in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, of complications from her disability.