Pilots’ wages, workplace diversity, student demonstrations and the evolution of the American presidency are some of the topics recently tackled by MTSU faculty for a variety of mass media outlets.
Dr. Wendy Beckman, chair of the Department of Aerospace, commented on entry-level wages for new regional airline pilots for www.avweb.com. The post was picked up by Nashville Public Radio, www.longroom.com, Business Insider, Marketplace, KCBX-FM, KUAR-FM, South Carolina Public Radio, WVTF-FM, www.bullfax.com, WUNC-FM, WUWM-FM and WESA-FM. The original post is available here.
Dr. Ric Morris, professor of Spanish, discussed non-rhotic accents (dropping pronunciation of the letter “r” in certain words) in the South in a December interview with Nashville Public Radio. The transcript can be read and audio heard here.
Dr. John Vile, political scientist and dean of the University Honors College, explained how the American presidency has changed on NewsChannel5+’s “Inside Politics” program Feb. 16. The video can be viewed here.
Syler analyzed Nashville Mayor Megan Barry’s resignation on WSMV-TV’s March 6 newscasts. A clip can be seen here.
Syler previewed the special election to fill the state Senate seat being vacated by Jim Tracy for a story in the March 8 edition of The Tennessean. It is available here.
Dr. Pippa Holloway, a professor of history, offered her perspective on the history of student protests in a story about the National Student Walkout for a March 12 post at www.edsource.org. The article can be read here.
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