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MURFREESBRORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Critics and scholars from 16 states and 10 countries are converging on the mid-state for an academic conference focusing on the cultural impact of the recently concluded AMC television program Mad Men.

The three day conference begins Thursday on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. Keynote speakers include Matt Zoller Seitz, New York film critic and author of Mad Men Carousel, and Dr. Mimi White, a professor at Northwestern University whose work examines TV and gender.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Tennessee Board of Regents will consider a possible name change for a mid-state university building honoring a controversial Confederate General during a meeting scheduled for late June.

Forrest Hall at Middle Tennessee State University is named for General Nathan Bedford Forrest. Forrest was a slave holder and founding member of the KKK.

Big Win for MT Basketball Ahead of Vanderbilt Game

Dec 19, 2012

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. A mid-state basketball rivalry turned into a route Tuesday night as the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders beat the Tennessee State Tigers 77 - 48 at Murphy Center.

Raymond Cintron led the Blue Raiders with 15 points, tying a career-high.  MTSU's Marcos Knight, Neiko Hunter, and Shawn Jones also scored in double digits.

The MT men play one of the season’s most anticipated games Friday night when they meet Vanderbilt at Bridgestone Arena. Tipoff in Nashville is set for 8 p.m. with the game being televised on ESPNU.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY)  --   Middle Tennessee's men's and women's basketball teams have found success early on, earning a combined record of 13-5.

With wins over Central Florida and UAB, the men's basketball team looks to be in mid-season form heading into Saturday's showdown with SEC opponent Ole Miss.

Coming off a big win over Xavier at home Thursday, the women’s team also has a tough matchup this weekend, heading to Kentucky to play the Wildcats this Sunday.

Tennessee Exports Have Mid-State Economist Worried

Dec 5, 2012
nissanusa.com

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee’s export sector has a mid-state economist worried, in spite of solid growth in recent quarters.

Middle Tennessee State University’s Dr. Steven Livingston specializes in the study of international trade. He says Tennessee exports are growing by a healthy seven or eight percent per quarter, but he also says that growth is increasingly dependent on a shrinking number of products headed to a shrinking number of countries.

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