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Students in Fayetteville, Tenn., will soon be able to earn an agriculture degree from a university 90 miles away without leaving their Motlow State Community College campus, thanks to a new partnership with Tennessee State University.

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As the nation looked back on the dark day of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., so too did Nashvillians gather in his honor.

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Tennessee State University's marching band performed at a showcase in Atlanta this weekend that came with a hefty grant — and a shoutout to one of its most famous alumni.

The school was one of eight historically black colleges and universities selected to perform at the Honda Battle of the Bands, an annual celebration of music education. TSU's marching band, called the Aristocrat of Bands, was dressed in school colors of blue and white and played in formation on a football field, at one point spelling out "OPRAH" — who, as the announcer pointed out, is a graduate of the school.

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When Nashville foodies think about goats, they probably don’t imagine a succulent steak. But Tennessee State University says the number of people who see goat meat as a staple in their diet is growing, and their research can help local farmers step in to fill the demand. 

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An annual audit released Monday found that Tennessee State University made some significant errors in recent financial statements. The state comptroller's office also cited the school for not reporting enrollment changes quickly enough. 

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There was quinoa, there were chia seeds — and now, researchers at Tennessee State University are growing what they hope will be the next big superfood, if enough Americans can get excited about eating it.

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Several public universities in Tennessee are lowering their out-of-state tuition by almost 50 percent for a certain set of students — those who are from places up to 250 miles away.

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In a weekend full of pomp and circumstance, with thousands of college students graduating around Middle Tennessee, one student in particular stood out: 87-year-old Lorraine Guth.

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Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to split up the Tennessee Board of Regents has been approved by the state legislature — a decision that means six state universities will soon have new leadership.

The state Senate voted 31-1 to send House Bill 2578 on to Haslam for his signature. The plan will to give each four-year university in the TBR system its own board of trustees.

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Officials from Tennessee State University worry that the governor's plan to restructure Tennessee's higher education system would diminish the school's power, they told lawmakers Tuesday. TSU, the state's only public historically black university, is the first school in the Tennessee Board of Regents to testify publicly against the plan.

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