MTSU went worldwide on Tuesday — thanks to one of the most beloved comic strips that’s been around since the 1930s.
Two sources provided the inspiration for syndicated cartoonist Guy Gilchrist to draw Aunt Fritzi wearing a T-shirt that read “MTSU BLUE RAIDERS” in the “Nancy” comic strip that ran Oct. 1 — perfect time coming days before True Blue Friday and Saturday’s MTSU homecoming game.
One of the world’s foremost experts on the Holocaust will provide a unique community service while in Murfreesboro visiting MTSU.
Dr. Gerhard Weinberg, professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will speak on “Roosevelt, Truman and the Holocaust” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Adams Place, 1927 Memorial Blvd., in Murfreesboro.
Weinberg, who escaped from Nazi Germany at age 10, will be in town to attend MTSU’s 25th Biennial International Holocaust Studies Conference, which is scheduled for Oct. 15-18 on campus.