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TSU Hosts 90th Birthday Bash for Former Administrator Homer R. Wheaton

By: Emmanuel Freeman NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Tennessee State University had a birthday bash for one of its noted sons: Homer R. Wheaton. Under the theme, “Everybody Loves Mr. Wheaton,” the university hosted a formal reception in a packed Jane Elliott Hall Auditorium on Dec. 9 with family, former colleagues, students and friends …

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Ebony Magazine HBCU Campus Queens Competition

There is a legacy behind Historically Black colleges and Universities that each student who attends must live up to. Still, many people will agree that perhaps none carry this weight on their shoulders as much as our campus queens, and they do it with grace. While every position in the Student Government Association is equally …

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Sierra Nicole Exclusives

By Alexis Clark It is all about starting early and being persistent if it is your dream. And that is exactly what aspiring entrepreneur, Sierra Holmes, is doing! Sierra is a freshman here at Tennessee state seeking a degree in fashion merchandise. She has her own brand; Sierra Nicole Exclusives, that includes exclusive hand painted …

MLK Day Post-Trump: What Does It Mean To You?

MLK Day Post-Trump: What Does It Mean To You?

By Shayla Simmons With the impending inauguration looming over America’s shoulder, many question the fate of its citizens for numerous reasons. For the students of Tennessee State University, the legacy created by past leaders is unsure, especially the strides made for civil rights. As the campus gears up to celebrate the life and legacy of …

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Job Market Shows Promise for Tennessee State University 2016 Graduates

By Emmanuel Freeman NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – The recent Job Outlook 2016 Survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employees says employers expect to employ 11 percent more new graduates from the Class of 2016 than they did in 2015. That’s good news for TSU students like Danielle Haik, a computer science …

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TSU President Glenda Glover discusses initiatives to improve retention, graduation rates at spring 2017 Faculty and Staff Institute

By Lucas Johnson NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – TSU President Glenda Glover says the university is implementing initiatives to improve retention and graduation rates, and the overall success of its students. Glover addressed the Faculty and Staff Institute for the spring 2017 semester on Monday, Jan. 9. Like any higher education institution, she said …

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New Beginnings

By Khandi Wilson These past eight years have been tough and pressing for President Obama and his Administration but they have managed to continue a legacy of pristine confidence and class. As the new year begins to unfold, new surprises and the unexpected are sure to be present with the transition of a new Administration …

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What’s New?

By Ada Taylor Editor-in-Chief To the incoming freshman and transfer students alike, welcome to the Big Blue Family! And to returning students and staff, welcome back! A lot of exciting things happened during the short period that we were gone. For one, Tennessee State University was awarded a $2 million dollar grant as part of …

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Dr. Edith Mitchell, Noted Cancer Specialist, TSU Graduate Named to Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel

By Emmanuel Freeman NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Renowned cancer specialist and TSU alum, Dr. Edith P. Mitchell, is part of a panel that recently submitted 10 cutting-edge scientific recommendations to help speed the development of cancer cures. Mitchell, clinical professor and director of the Sidney Kimmel Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities at Thomas …