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EDITORIAL: It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye

There is a time for everything, the saying goes. There’s a time to plant and a time to uproot; a time to tear down and a time to build; a time to be silent and a time to speak.  I have had a lot of good times as a member of The Meter staff. But …

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Single Gift of $26K Highlights Alumni Activities

By E. Freeman TSU Media Relations NASHVILLE, TN (TSU News Service) — A single gift of nearly $26,000 capped a weekend of activities by Tennessee State University alumni to raise funds for scholarship to support students at their alma mater. The Beta Omicron Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity presented the check Saturday to …

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When Life Gives You Lemons

By Shayla Simmons Meter Staff Writer Beyoncé has done it once again. The singer released her sixth album titled Lemonade exclusively on HBO as a visual album. The album contained twelve songs, each following the emotions of her husband of eight years, rapper Jay-Z, his infidelity and the reconciliation of their marriage. To say the …

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Chief Robinson Emphasizes Student, Police Relationship

By E. Freeman NASHVILLE, TN (TSU News Service) — Tennessee State University’s new top cop says a good relationship between students and police will benefit campus security. Police Chief Greg Robinson had a “meet-and-greet” at two TSU residence halls on April 20, about a month after taking the job. Deputy Police Chief Anthony Carter and …

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Sigma Tau Delta Returns to Campus

Tennessee State University is known for demonstrating high excellence in service and academics, and having honor societies is a way for students to be recognized for exemplifying these important ideals. The University already has honor societies such as Alpha Kappa Mu, Golden Key International, Phi Kappa Phi, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, as well as …

Departments Team Up to Form New Project, Ars Poetica

Departments Team Up to Form New Project, Ars Poetica

By Martavious Morton Meter Staff Writer The Mass Communications Department and the Literature Department has teamed up to form a great project known as Ars Poetica.  Dr. Michelle Pinkard teaches a Poetics and Compositions class in the Literature Department at TSU. Mr. Brian Day teaches Visual Storytelling I which is a class that focuses on …

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‘Coffee and Conversation’ With Meharry’s First Lady

By Leona Dunn Meter Staff Writer Tennessee State University and Meharry Medical College students and faculty joined together for “Coffee and Conversation,” a meet and greet hosted by the Women’s Center with the help of new first lady of Meharry Medical College, Phyllis  D.K. Hildreth.  “There are four Historically Black Colleges all connected by this …

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Meet The Meter’s New Editors for 2016-2017

ADA TAYLOR, Editor-in-Chief Taylor is a rising senior and Mass Communications major with an Integrated Marketing concentration. She is from Detroit, Michigan and always looking for ways to help out. She stays active on the TSU campus and hopes to continue doing so after graduation by helping nonprofit and other organizations promote themselves and their …

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Former Congressman Ford to Speak at Commencement

By E. Freeman TSU Media Relations NASHVILLE, TN (TSU News Service) — The President of the National Medical Association, Dr. Edith P. Mitchell, and Former U.S. Congressman Harold Ford, Jr., will be the keynote speakers at Tennessee State University’s spring commencement ceremonies. Mitchell, a retired Air Force brigadier general, will speak at 5 p.m. on …