WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — Senate Democrats are expected to introduce a bill this week that will keep interest rates from rising for millions of students with federal loans. Republicans are balking at a tax boost Democrats want to use to pay for it.
Senator Harry Reid unveiled the nearly $6 billion proposal yesterday after it was endorsed by both President Barack Obama and GOP presidential rival Mitt Romney.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) — Rutherford County Schools have a new director elect.
The county Board of Education unanimously chose Don Odom Monday night to replace current director Harry Gill. Odom previously served as the district’s assistant superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.
A school system press statement said Odom is a lifelong resident of Rutherford County and has spent his entire career with Rutherford County Schools. Odom earned his bachelor’s and graduate degrees from Middle Tennessee State University.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee State University says an alumnus has donated $10 million to the school's Centennial fundraising campaign — the largest gift from an alumnus in the school's history.
The announcement of the gift by Nashville entrepreneur Woody Miller is part of MTSU's public launch of its $80 million Centennial Campaign. The campaign has been in a "quiet phase" since before the University observed its 100th anniversary last Sept. 11. Miller's gift has helped boost the campaign's early commitments to nearly $54 million.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT) -- The College of Mass Communication at MTSU celebrated the opening of its Center for Innovation in Media Thursday afternoon. The Center combines all of the University's media outlets - both student led and professional - under a single roof.
WMOT Radio is just one of several MTSU media outlets included in Center operations. WMOT's new media partners include Sidelines newspaper, MT10 television, MT Records record label, and WMTS Radio.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. will make an appearance this week here in Middle Tennessee.
The son of Civil Rights icon the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Jess Jackson Jr. is scheduled to speak Friday on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. He was originally slated to be MTSU’s keynote speaker for Black History Month festivities in February, but had to reschedule the appearance.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A new film debuting Thursday on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University will likely prove controversial.
The Miracles on Honey Bill Hill is a new movie from award winning filmmaker and MTSU Professor Dr. Bob Pondillo. Pondillo tells his story as a fable set in an imaginary land and using a combination of live action and animation.
The 20 minute film addresses the thorny issue of gay marriage and Pondillo made a conscious choice to use child actors.