MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT) – The murder trial for Shanterrica Madden gets underway this week, 14 months after she was arrested in connection with the death of fellow MTSU student Tina Stewart.
WKRN-TV reports that jury selection for the trial will get underway Monday in Chattanooga. Judge Don Ash agreed to bring a jury in from Chattanooga to hear the case after Madden’s attorney complained that the local jury pool had been tainted by extensive press coverage of Stewart’s death.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) – It’s graduation season for area universities. Austin Peay State, Trevecca, Lipscomb, and Middle Tennessee State University all held commencement ceremonies over the weekend.
MTSU, Tennessee’s largest undergraduate institution, reached a special milestone when it granted a degree to its 100,000th four-year student on Saturday.
MTSU graduated more than 2500 students, including more than 2,100 undergraduates and over 400 graduate students.
The 2012 commencement ceremonies also marked the conclusion of MTSU’s centennial celebration.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS) -- Remember all those cute school assemblies and plays where the children were in adult roles? They pretended to graduate from school, drive cars, have jobs, get married, and sometimes even have children. Almost everyone talked about how cute the kids were.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Middle Tennessee State University broke ground on its new $147 million dollar science building Thursday afternoon.
Governor Bill Haslam, Speaker of the Tennessee House, Beth Harwell, and a large delegation of state legislators joined MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee in turning ceremonial shovels of dirt on the construction site.
MTSU’s enrollment has more than quadrupled in the years since the school’s current science buildings were constructed. The new building has been at the top of Tennessee higher education’s wish list for years.