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TSU student will walk to receive doctorate after ‘medical miracle’

NASHVILLE – Pearl McKnight assumed she’d continue her educational journey in a wheelchair after a 2010 diagnosis of Cryptococcal Meningitis. As a result, she was left paralyzed from the waist down on her right side. Fast forward 13 years, in what McKnight calls a medical...

Tennessee State University President Dr. Glenda Glover stepping down

Saying she was surrounded by 1,000 of her closest friends, Tennessee State University President Dr. Glenda Glover announced Monday that she will retire following the 2023-2024 academic year. Glover first shared her plans with the campus family during the annual TSU Faculty Staff Institute that...

TSU’s freshmen class largest among HBCUs

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State University is projected to enroll over 3,300 new tigers to the TSU family for the fall.  It is the largest freshmen class in the history of TSU and one of the largest among HBCUs. The number does not include the nearly 400 new transfer students...

TSU houses a record 5,000-plus students for the fall

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State University President Dr. Glenda Glover recently spent the night at one of the university’s off-campus housing facilities to ease concerns regarding the safety and quality of rooms. Glover helped check students in at the Best Western and later checked in herself....

TSU rocks at 2022 Essence Festival of Culture ahead of gospel album release

NASHVILLE – Tennessee State University's world-renowned Aristocrat of Bands (AOB) and award-winning New Direction Gospel Choir performed at the 2022 Essence Festival of Culture in New Orleans Sponsored by a partnership with McDonald's, the festival highlighted African-American culture. AOB, New Direction Gospel Choir and The Sophisticated...

Southwest Tennessee’s Dr. Hall snares national board of directors’ honor

Southwest Tennessee Community College President Dr. Tracy D. Hall has been elected to the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) board of directors to represent the National Council on Black American Affairs (NCBAA).  Hall will serve a three-year term beginning July 1. “I am honored to...

Vice President Kamala Harris: “I’m now a Tiger!”

NASHVILLE – "I'm now a Tiger!" Vice President Kamala Harris cheered as she received an honorary doctorate degree in humane letters from Tennessee State University after addressing nearly 600 undergraduates at the Spring 2022 commencement ceremony. Harris was hooded by TSU President Dr. Glenda Glover as the...