TSU president to discuss plans for research center tied to May Town development

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 12:32am
Staff reports

Tennessee State University plans to be a global leader in sustainable agricultural research upon the completion of the May Town Center, says its president.

Dr. Melvin Johnson will outline plans for the proposed TSU Research Park and Center for Sustainable Agriculture in the Bells Bend area of Nashville targeted for the May Town Center at an annual Black Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday.

The university received the largest donation in its history — more than 200 acres of land to establish the research facility.

Johnson will speak at the third annual event, which runs from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. at the Nashville Airport Marriott, 600 Marriott Drive.


4 Comments on this post:

By: imdyinhere on 5/6/09 at 5:10

Wow, look at all the May Town Center ads. Probably a safe guess to assume we'll hear less from critics in the bought media.

By: Demos on 5/6/09 at 8:44

Research Parks have found great success in other cities. Nashville, for all our other amenities, seems to be lagging in this regard ,but there is no reason we couldn't acelerate the process.

Hope this comes together for TSU-- will help the school and the job creation here.
I say go for it.

By: TharonChandler on 5/6/09 at 11:29

If the Bill Passed would that mean that the 'gun permit-holders' could actually 'shoot someone' in the restaurant, and get away with it? See they have some 'security' struggles in those 'restaurants' where the leggy and busty babes do the servin (and they sometimes get paid by legislative expense acct).

I'm being 'shot' by something as bad as a gun, right in the butt, and it is actually a type of poison that administrators are using 'against the homeless' campers in the 'Bay Area'; they seemingly do it in attempts to get them to come in to the local 'profit warehouses' for homeless services, as championed by some specific local churches and politicians.

Anyway, Phil would shoot someone himself if it meant they would comply to his jollies. Doug would use the 'stick' to get a contender with regard to 'proposition 44' fund$. And Curry is just a sold out right-winger to Guns, anyway. TC

By: grapa on 5/6/09 at 12:32

TSU Research Center and Agriculture Park is a big win for the city. It will also be connected with MTSU in the future according to the presentation given March 23 at the Planning Commission workshop. This will tie all of Middle Tennessee to the project.