NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Civil rights leader and activist the Rev. Al Sharpton and Georgetown University professor and author Michael Eric Dyson are speaking at graduation ceremonies at Tennessee...
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee State University faculty have received a $1.2 million grant to recruit and train high school teachers in science, mathematics, technology, and...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State University's College of Engineering is using a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to provide scholarships to graduate students.
East Tennessee State University expands military student aid
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee State University is expanding scholarships and waiving out-of-state tuition for military service members, their families and veterans.
According to the school, beginning in the spring it will offer 15 $1,000 scholarships each semester to military spouses or children. An additional 10 scholarships of $1,500 each will go to veterans who no longer receive GI Bill benefits.
Incoming military-affiliated students can also waive out-of-state tuition.
New historical marker recognizes Nashville slave market
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee State University educator has successfully worked to have a historical marker put up recognizing the Nashville slave market.
The school says the marker identifies an area that was the center of slave trade in Nashville before the Civil War and the second largest slave port in Tennessee.
Worker at Tennessee State University falls from roof, dies
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say a self-employed electrician has fallen from the roof of six-story building on Tennessee State University and died.
A statement from Nashville police says it appears that 55-year-old Richard Bray accidentally stumbled and fell backward Monday while doing work on top of Mary Wilson Hall. The statement says other workers were about 50 feet away and heard a yell.
Police say Bray was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died on arrival.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As high-profile police shootings of unarmed black men prompted protests around the country, the Rev. Frank Stevenson was bothered by what he saw to be a growing divide.
It was 2015, and the outrage over the killings of men like Eric Garner in New York City, Michael Brown Jr. in Ferguson, Mo., and Walter Scott in North Charleston, S.C., had spread to Nashville in the form of protests organized by anti-police brutality activist movement Black Lives Matter.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $450,000 to Tennessee State University for food safety research.
The university said in a news release that its College of Agriculture will use the grant to continue research and outreach projects on antimicrobial resistance. The release said the funds will help establish stewardship programs for operators of small- and medium-sized ranches.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Families of victims of a mass shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House got a chance to thank a man who wrestled an assault-style rifle away from a gunman.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State University is establishing an endowed scholarship fund in honor of a renowned heart surgeon and alumnus of the school.
The university said in a news release it's using a half-million-dollar gift from the family of the late Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. to set up the fund in his honor to help pre-med majors.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The alma mater of the man who took an AR-15 rifle from a gunman at a Tennessee Waffle House has established a scholarship fund in his name.
Tennessee State University held a reception in honor of 29-year-old James Shaw Jr. of Nashville. Several businesses and organizations praised Shaw and gave him awards.
Four people were fatally shot and four others were wounded in the April 22 shooting. Shaw was able to get the weapon away from the gunman and threw it behind a counter.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Winners of the 2017 Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters & Media Editors college contest were announced Saturday at the John Seigenthaler Center in Nashville.
Students from 17 schools submitted more than 300 entries in the contest to honor the best in Tennessee college journalism in 2017.
The AP is a not-for-profit news cooperative representing 1,400 newspapers and 5,000 broadcast stations in the United States.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee State University alumnus and Medal of Honor recipient will be honored with a historical marker at the school's main campus.
Lt. William McBryar was a Buffalo Soldier who was awarded America's highest military decoration for his actions during the Cherry Creek Campaign in the Arizona Territory in 1890. His citation said he was distinguished for "coolness, bravery and marksmanship" while his 10th Cavalry troop was in pursuit of Apache warriors.
7 Tennessee State professors awarded more than $2M in grants
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Seven Tennessee State University professors in the College of Agriculture will receive more than $2 million in U.S. Agriculture Department grants.
The university said in a news release that the funds will be used to develop research and extension activities designed to increase and strengthen food and agriculture sciences.
Journalism scholarship started for late Tennessee reporter
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new scholarship in honor of a recently deceased Tennessee reporter will support journalism students at Tennessee State University.
Tennessee State alum being honored at Veterans Day event
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee State University alumnus who was awarded the Medal of Honor is being honored during the school's Veterans Day observance.
Doctor’s belongings donated to East Tennessee State
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — The family of a physician who worked in Tennessee for more than 40 years beginning in 1929 has donated some of his belongings to East Tennessee State University's Quillen College of Medicine.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State University is receiving almost a $500,000 federal grant to expand its goat meat research.
The university says the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the grant this week.
TSU says agriculture researchers have noted a demand for goat meat because of a growing population of cultures in the country that consume it, and dietitians say it's healthier than other meats, including chicken and beef.
Tennessee State students helping assess bridge safety
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Engineering students from Tennessee State University and their professors are studying five bridges around the Nashville Fairgrounds to assess their structural integrity.
The university says the findings will be submitted to city structural engineers to help determine future use of the bridges.
Tennessee State announces new admission requirements
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State University has announced new admissions requirements in an effort to attract more academically talented students.
TSU's new admission standards would require students to have at least a 2.5 GPA and a score of 19 on the ACT starting in fall 2017, The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/2eCWISm) reported. The school's previous admissions standards required students to have at least a 2.25 GPA or a 19 ACT score.
Tennessee State University raising admissions standards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State University is planning to raise admissions standards for the next incoming class in an effort to draw higher-performing students who will have a greater likelihood to graduate.
WPLN-FM reports (http://bit.ly/2en7rwH ) the historically black university in Nashville has the lowest average freshman ACT scores and graduation rates among the state's public universities.
Haslam names boards for Univ. of Memphis, Tennessee State
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam has named former University of Memphis interim president Brad Martin and Democratic fundraiser Bill Freeman to newly independent university boards.
Tennessee State University band performing at White House
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State University's marching band is performing Friday on the east lawn of the White House in celebration of the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
The Smithsonian Institution's new museum will have its grand opening on Saturday on the National Mall.
TSU Music Department head Robert Elliott says it's an honor to have the university's Aristocrat of Bands chosen for the performance.
Tennessee State, Joyner Foundation offer scholarships
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State University and radio host Tom Joyner are getting together to encourage community college graduates to attend the university and teach in Memphis and Nashville after graduation.
The university said the effort is designed to get more students interested in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM. In a news release from the university, Tennessee State President Glenda Glover said Memphis and Nashville schools are in need of STEM teachers.
Tennessee State University planning development project
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State University is planning an 84-acre development project along the Cumberland River.
The Cumberland City at TSU project will include restaurants, retail stores, a hotel, a library and research centers, The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/2c7Jn2c) reported.
University President Glenda Glover shared the concept at a lunch gathering last week with community members and business leaders.
Suspects in fatal student shooting plead not guilty
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two men have pleaded not guilty to fatally shooting a 19-year-old after a dice game at Tennessee State University last year.
The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/2bJMlrh ) reports that on Wednesday, 20-year-old Robert Tunstall and 20-year-old Chris Gatewood entered not guilty pleas to charges including murder, attempted murder and aggravated assault.
2 indicted, arrested in death at Tennessee State University
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two men have been arrested in Memphis in the death of a 19-year-old last year on the Tennessee State University campus.
Nashville police say 20-year-old Robert Tunstall was taken into custody Tuesday in Memphis, and 20-year-old Christopher Gatewood was arrested Friday in Memphis.