Thu June 28, 2012
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Tuition Increases Approved for TBR Schools

MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)  --  The Tennessee Board of Regents has voted to increase tuition at the system’s six universities, 13 colleges and 27 technical schools.  

The Regents approved the measure in Memphis on Friday during their quarterly meeting. 

Students at the University of Memphis will see the largest increase, paying $269 more per semester. TBR community college students will see an increase of $75  to $85 per semester.

In a press statement, the TBR says each school requested increases based on its particular needs.

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Wed June 27, 2012
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TCAP Scores Rise in Latest Round of Tests

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Tennessee student scores are up overall in the latest round of assessment tests of elementary and middle school students.

Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman announced the statewide test results at a Nashville middle school Tuesday.

The governor credited the state's recent emphasis on improving education standards in Tennessee for producing the improved results.

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Tue June 26, 2012
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MTSU Signs Pact with University in Turkey

MTSU photo by J. Intintoli

MURFREESBORO: Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Middle Tennessee State has signed an agreement that will result in a student exchange between the university and a school in the nation of Turkey.

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee and Dr. Resit Ozkanca of Meliksah University in Kayseri, Turkey, inked the deal Monday in Murfreesboro.

Dr. McPhee says his goal in signing the agreement is to help prepare students to compete in the global market place.

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Mon June 25, 2012
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Mid-State's Syrian Émigrés Watch Conflict Unfold

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Syrian-American community here in Middle Tennessee is following the fighting in Syria closely.

NATO will hold emergency talks tomorrow to discuss Syria's downing of a Turkish jet fighter on Friday, but the alliance isn’t expected to take military action even if it finds Syria at fault.

Meanwhile the killing continues. Some 40 people were reported killed in Syria yesterday in new clashes between rebels and government troops. Opposition activists say the conflict has killed 14,000 people, mostly civilians, over the past 15 months.

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Fri June 22, 2012
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MTSU Prof. Weighs in on Supreme Court Obscenity Ruling

WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — A Middle Tennessee professor who specializes in free-speech issues says television stations will likely be minding their manners for a while as a result of a Supreme Court ruling on indecency.

The justices yesterday threw out fines and other penalties against Fox and ABC stations that violated the FCC's policy regulating curse words and nudity on TV.

The case revolved around obscenities uttered during an awards show on Fox, and brief nudity on ABC. The justices said the FCC is free to revise its indecency policy.

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