Alice Gatebuke, co-founder and communications director of the African Great Lakes Action Network, will commemorate the April 1994 onset of the Rwandan genocide in an address at MTSU on Wednesday, April 11.
Gatebuke’s free public address will begin at 7 p.m. in the State Farm Lecture Hall of MTSU’s Business and Aerospace Building.
An estimated 800,000 people perished in the bitter fighting between the majority Hutu tribe and the rival Tutsis, who had controlled the country for centuries.
Author Josh Weil will read excerpts from his fiction at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in the Hazlewood Dining Room of MTSU’s James Union Building.
A native of Virginia, Weil is the John and Renee Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi. He has received fellowships and awards from the Fulbright Foundation, the Dana Foundation, the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ conferences, the James Merrill House and the McDowell Colony.
To see how the place where you live stacks up against the rest of the U.S., check out the latest County Health Rankings, an annual report comparing health trends for more than 3,000 counties, plus the District of Columbia.
The rankings are produced by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. You can drill down to look at, among other things, which areas have the highest and lowest education rates and income levels as well access to medical care and healthful foods.
Renewing his push against "trickle-down economics" that he says has failed the nation in the past, President Obama just said the Republican budget plan passed by the House last week is so conservative and so focused on cutting taxes for the rich that it makes the GOP's mid-1990s Contract With America "look like the New Deal."
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Artists from Middle Tennessee will perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall this week.
The Blair String Quartet from Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music will premiere Michael Hersch's Images From a Closed Ward at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall Thursday evening. The program will also include a performance of Schubert's String Quartet No. 14, Death and the Maiden.
American-born composer Michael Hersch is a hot property in the classical music world right now.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The month just ended was the warmest March on record across Tennessee.
National Weather Service records for Middle Tennessee show the average temperature was more than 11 degrees above normal. Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville and the Tri-Cities were all more than 10 degrees warmer than normal.
That news comes on the heels of Weather Service announcements that the winter just ended was also one of the warmest on record. Jason Wright is Weather Service Senior Meteorologist in Nashville.