Students discuss hopes for the next university president following Bob Fisher’s retirement

Students discuss hopes for the next university president following Bob Fisher’s retirement

Belmont students are already contemplating who they want to be the university’s next president following Dr. Bob Fisher’s retirement in May. Students said Fisher’s shoes would be difficult to fill, with senior Adam Riekstins acknowledging the position’s inherent difficulty — and regardless of how Belmont’s leadership might change, the job […]

News
Belmont Alumni Bring Theatre Online

Belmont Alumni Bring Theatre Online

VNN’s Sarah Lawson spoke with Madison Bailey, co-founder of Uprooted Theater Company, and Zachary Payne, Uprooted performer, to learn about how some of Belmont’s thespians have adapted to COVID-19. – Produced by Jordan Shatto.

A&E
Rick Byrd to be inducted into National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

Rick Byrd to be inducted into National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

Former Belmont basketball head coach Rick Byrd will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the hall of fame class of 2021.  “I am very grateful for this recognition, but mostly it just makes me appreciate our coaching staff and most importantly the players […]

Sports
Opinion: Donald Trump doesn’t belong on our campus

Opinion: Donald Trump doesn’t belong on our campus

Our campus isn’t safe with President Donald Trump on it. With the final presidential debate to be held at Belmont in only three weeks, the administration and the Presidential Debate Committee is inviting hatred, division and unabashed white supremacy onto our campus. At the first presidential debate on Sept. 29, […]

Opinion
Curbside 009: Rick Byrd, Belmont vs. Kentucky, and Paradise Jam takeaways

Curbside 009: Rick Byrd, Belmont vs. Kentucky, and Paradise Jam takeaways

Ian and Julieann discuss the past weekend in Bruin basketball action. They cover Rick Byrd’s College basketball Hall of Fame induction, Belmont vs No. 11-ranked Kentucky, and the Paradise Jam. This episode of Curbside was recorded before the news of Belmont vs. Tennessee State being postponed.

Sports
Rick Byrd to be inducted into National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

Rick Byrd to be inducted into National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

Former Belmont basketball head coach Rick Byrd will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the hall of fame class of 2021.  “I am very grateful for this recognition, but mostly it just makes me appreciate our coaching staff and most importantly the players […]

Sports
Belmont men’s basketball goes 3-0 at the Paradise Jam

Belmont men’s basketball goes 3-0 at the Paradise Jam

The Belmont men’s basketball team started its season as champions, after going 3-0 at the Paradise Jam over Thanksgiving weekend.  Only nine Bruins were able to make the trip to Washington, D.C. due to concerns with COVID-19. But despite minimal rotation options, each win was a hard-fought group effort sure […]

Sports
Basketball preview: Paradise Jam

Basketball preview: Paradise Jam

The Belmont men’s basketball team is heading to Washington, D.C. for its season-opening tournament as one of four teams participating in the Paradise Jam.  The first game will take place on Thanksgiving Day against Howard University followed by two games against George Mason University and Northeastern University, respectively.  Prior to […]

News
Belmont athletics to allow in-person attendance at basketball games

Belmont athletics to allow in-person attendance at basketball games

Belmont athletics announced Tuesday that fans will be allowed to attend basketball games in-person at the Curb Event Center.  Belmont athletics spoke with local health officials and university leadership to decide on a plan of action in regards to in-person attendance for the 2020-21 basketball season.  The updated guidelines will […]

News
Preseason snapshot: Belmont men’s basketball

Preseason snapshot: Belmont men’s basketball

With an unpredictable season ahead of it, the Belmont men’s basketball team is focused on one common goal: to play. For months, COVID-19 placed a huge question mark on the likelihood of a season — but now that the schedule is set, redshirt junior Nick Muszynski is ready to get […]

Sports
The next season is a chance at a new beginning for Belmont women’s basketball

The next season is a chance at a new beginning for Belmont women’s basketball

After losses in both the postseason and offseason, the Belmont women’s basketball team is deciding to shift their focus towards a new season and a new beginning.  In a year full of unexpected challenges, such as the pandemic and welcoming five freshmen,  the team has relied on its leadership and […]

Sports
Students discuss hopes for the next university president following Bob Fisher’s retirement

Students discuss hopes for the next university president following Bob Fisher’s retirement

Belmont students are already contemplating who they want to be the university’s next president following Dr. Bob Fisher’s retirement in May. Students said Fisher’s shoes would be difficult to fill, with senior Adam Riekstins acknowledging the position’s inherent difficulty — and regardless of how Belmont’s leadership might change, the job […]

News
Bob Fisher to retire after 20 years as Belmont president

Bob Fisher to retire after 20 years as Belmont president

After 20 years, Belmont will begin looking for a new leader, as university President Dr. Bob Fisher announced his retirement Tuesday morning. “What has been accomplished by our leadership team, our staff, our faculty, and especially our students, has exceeded anything we could have imagined. Judy and I feel so […]

News
Student voting open for SGA presidential and senate elections

Student voting open for SGA presidential and senate elections

Elections for the Student Government Association or SGA are open through the end of Friday, with students able to vote in the SGA presidential and senate elections. Juniors Zaid Hatem and Zach Lambert are running unopposed for Student Government president and vice president. The two running mates have served in […]

News
Belmont’s Student Movement Against Cancer to hold virtual “Concert for a Cause”

Belmont’s Student Movement Against Cancer to hold virtual “Concert for a Cause”

Belmont’s very own Student Movement Against Cancer is raising money for a child’s chemotherapy and bringing awareness to their club through a free, virtual “Concert for a Cause.” The concert, set to release Friday at 6 p.m., will be uploaded to YouTube and last for about an hour and a […]

A&E
Ohio Valley Conference basketball conference schedules unveiled for 2020-2021

Ohio Valley Conference basketball conference schedules unveiled for 2020-2021

The Ohio Valley Conference officially released the men’s and women’s basketball conference schedules for the 2020-2021 season. The schedule consists of 20 composite games both teams will play beginning on Dec. 30. However, the OVC has made it a point to emphasize the dates are subject to change at any […]

Sports
Bruin Vision: How adversity helped Caleb Hollander succeed

Bruin Vision: How adversity helped Caleb Hollander succeed

The Bruins prepped all week to play the University of Maryland in its first round of 64 NCAA tournament games in four years.  The team was loaded with talent. The miracle season featured a dramatic win over the University of California Los Angeles, a buzzer-beater over rival Lipscomb University and […]

Sports
Belmont professor Dr. Bonnie Smith Whitehouse aims to foster inventiveness with “Kickstart Creativity”

Belmont professor Dr. Bonnie Smith Whitehouse aims to foster inventiveness with “Kickstart Creativity”

Dr. Bonnie Smith Whitehouse calls herself a pilgrim—someone who crosses the boundaries of knowledge and creativity.  Her new project “Kickstart Creativity” is designed to foster this curiosity in others. “I’m interested in giving people tools they can play with that help them experience things they might not be experiencing if […]

A&E
Belmont alumnus Matt Beaty becomes World Series champion

Belmont alumnus Matt Beaty becomes World Series champion

Belmont baseball alumnus Matt Beaty is many things: a Bruin, a Tennessean — and now, a World Series champion.    On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays in game six of the Fall Classic to win their first championship since 1988. “LA has been waiting for this […]

Sports
Vision News Network: October 2020 Edition

Vision News Network: October 2020 Edition

October’s edition of VNN features a recap of the final presidential debate, Socktober and another episode of Inside the Song.

Video
Bruin Vision: How Belmont athletes are using season delays to prepare for the spring

Bruin Vision: How Belmont athletes are using season delays to prepare for the spring

Imagine working towards something your whole life and having to put it on hold for an indefinite period of time.  Hard work that started in early childhood — work that exhausted your body and mental health — cast aside as the world deals with unprecedented times.  Student-athletes at Belmont and […]

Sports
Marty Dickens (Belmont Board of Trustees Chairman)rDr. Bob Fisher (President, Belmont University)rNashville Mayor John CooperrMark Ezell (TN Commissioner of Tourist Development)rSenator Marsha BlackburnrCongressman Jim CooperrButch Spyridon, CEO of the Nashville Convention and Visitors CorporationrBelmont SGA President Meghan Hickok, speak during the announcement that Belmont will host the 2020 Presidential Debate  at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, October 11, 2019.

Opinion: The debate is over. It’s time to vote

The last presidential debate has finally come and gone — now, it’s time to vote. This event — the second and final debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden — completely upended our whole semester as students.  Our curricula changed, our classes went online for two […]

News
Presidential debate draws international media to Belmont

Presidential debate draws international media to Belmont

Reporters came from all over — Japan, England, United Arab Emirates, Latin America — for one event of global importance on Belmont’s campus. They filled the media filing stations on the lawn, they did standups near the atrium, they brought different languages and different perspectives on the United State’s presidential […]

News
Live from Belmont University: The final presidential debate

Live from Belmont University: The final presidential debate

The final presidential debate before Election Day came to Belmont’s campus Thursday night – and ended with a discussion more civil than its fractious predecessor. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden took the Curb Event Center stage to discuss COVID-19, race, climate change and more during the […]

News
Be Better Belmont uses debate to protest CoreCivic

Be Better Belmont uses debate to protest CoreCivic

This article was updated Friday morning to include a statement from CoreCivic. — The national spotlight was on Belmont University Thursday — and a group of Belmont students and alumni are using it to shine a light on the university’s ties to CoreCivic, a for-profit prison corporation. “We want to […]

News
Marty Dickens (Belmont Board of Trustees Chairman)rDr. Bob Fisher (President, Belmont University)rNashville Mayor John CooperrMark Ezell (TN Commissioner of Tourist Development)rSenator Marsha BlackburnrCongressman Jim CooperrButch Spyridon, CEO of the Nashville Convention and Visitors CorporationrBelmont SGA President Meghan Hickok, speak during the announcement that Belmont will host the 2020 Presidential Debate  at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, October 11, 2019.

Student volunteers on debate preparation, student involvement

A presidential debate isn’t organized overnight. Nor is it achievable without the helping hands of a small army of student volunteers uniformed in red, white and blue T-shirts around campus. For senior Levi Blazer, the journey to becoming a student volunteer began in March of last year, when applications first […]

News
Students discuss debate topics

Students discuss debate topics

VNN’s Abigail Bowen asked students which topics being discussed at the final presidential debate are most important to them. — Produced by Abigail Bowen, Hanley Riggs and Madison Bowen.

News
Debate 2020: The two candidates’ platforms explained

Debate 2020: The two candidates’ platforms explained

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will continue their conversation on key issues like COVID-19, climate change and race at the debate Thursday.  The Presidential Debate Commission announced earlier this month the six topics for the final presidential debate. These topics include: fighting COVID-19, American families, race […]

News
Marty Dickens (Belmont Board of Trustees Chairman)rDr. Bob Fisher (President, Belmont University)rNashville Mayor John CooperrMark Ezell (TN Commissioner of Tourist Development)rSenator Marsha BlackburnrCongressman Jim CooperrButch Spyridon, CEO of the Nashville Convention and Visitors CorporationrBelmont SGA President Meghan Hickok, speak during the announcement that Belmont will host the 2020 Presidential Debate  at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, October 11, 2019.

What the final presidential debate will look like

VNN’s Abigail Bowen takes a look at the setup for the final presidential debate and what topics will be discussed. — Produced by Abigail Bowen, Hanley Riggs and Madison Bowen.

News
Marty Dickens (Belmont Board of Trustees Chairman)rDr. Bob Fisher (President, Belmont University)rNashville Mayor John CooperrMark Ezell (TN Commissioner of Tourist Development)rSenator Marsha BlackburnrCongressman Jim CooperrButch Spyridon, CEO of the Nashville Convention and Visitors CorporationrBelmont SGA President Meghan Hickok, speak during the announcement that Belmont will host the 2020 Presidential Debate  at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, October 11, 2019.

What it took to host a presidential debate

VNN’s Madison Bowen discusses the obstacles Belmont faced to host the final presidential debate of the 2020 election. — Produced by Madison Bowen, Hanley Riggs and Abigail Bowen

News
How Belmont basketball is preparing for its next season despite debate protocols

How Belmont basketball is preparing for its next season despite debate protocols

As final preparations for the presidential debate commence in the Curb Event Center, the men’s and women’s basketball teams are finding new ways to prepare for their upcoming season.  For the past three weeks, the Curb has been closed to prepare for the nationwide event, making the men’s and women’s […]

Sports
Impending move to Opryland has residential students concerned, excited

Impending move to Opryland has residential students concerned, excited

This week on campus will look different for a lot of students — especially those being moved to the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center for debate night. Belmont’s plan to relocate five freshman halls to the resort has invoked everything from excitement to concern to envy from students on […]

News
Marty Dickens (Belmont Board of Trustees Chairman)rDr. Bob Fisher (President, Belmont University)rNashville Mayor John CooperrMark Ezell (TN Commissioner of Tourist Development)rSenator Marsha BlackburnrCongressman Jim CooperrButch Spyridon, CEO of the Nashville Convention and Visitors CorporationrBelmont SGA President Meghan Hickok, speak during the announcement that Belmont will host the 2020 Presidential Debate  at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, October 11, 2019.

Belmont’s road to the White House: What it took to host a presidental debate

Hosting a presidential debate is a massive undertaking — and Belmont saw no shortage of challenges while making this event happen. “Our faculty, staff and students have been working toward and looking forward to this moment for the past year. There have been countless details, I mean, it’s got to […]

News
Students express mixed feelings days away from presidential debate

Students express mixed feelings days away from presidential debate

Debate week at Belmont is finally here — and students are feeling everything from excitement to apathy. “Some are eager to watch, others don’t really care — they just want their lawn back,” said sophomore Tyler Edwards. While the debate brings a national spotlight to the university, most of Belmont’s […]

News
How the debate will impact campus access, nearby roads

How the debate will impact campus access, nearby roads

Belmont is a mere few days from hosting its second presidential debate – but for students, inviting a national spotlight will mean road closures, restricted campus access and strict security measures for the next several days. “A certain amount of inconvenience and disruption comes with the territory of hosting an […]

News
Debate press conference focuses on health and safety protocols

Debate press conference focuses on health and safety protocols

A press conference was held Friday morning to address the local media regarding the health and safety protocols in place for the presidential debate being held on campus. — Produced by Abigail Bowen, Madison Bowen and Jordan Shatto.

News
Art students discuss frustrations with Belmont art college’s lack of nude models

Art students discuss frustrations with Belmont art college’s lack of nude models

The Belmont art college’s no-nudity policy has been a source of frustration for Watkins College of Art mergees who previously had nude models in the classroom. While figure drawing and painting classes at Watkins included nude models in the classroom, the same classes at Belmont have used models in nude-colored, […]

News
Belmont discusses heightened security, health precautions for debate week

Belmont discusses heightened security, health precautions for debate week

Belmont is less than a week away from hosting the final presidential debate — and the university is teaming up with everyone from Metro Public Health to the United States Secret Service to make it happen.  In a press conference Friday morning, university President Dr. Bob Fisher was joined by […]

News
Video: Belmont Announces New College of Medicine

Video: Belmont Announces New College of Medicine

— This video produced by Abigail Bowen and Madison Bowen.

News
Belmont announces plans for College of Medicine in partnership with HCA Healthcare

Belmont announces plans for College of Medicine in partnership with HCA Healthcare

Belmont plans to include medical doctors among its next generation of alumni. “I have no doubts that this program will produce the next generation of health care leaders,” said University President Dr. Bob Fisher.  The College of Medicine will seek accreditation from the Liaison committee on medical education to grant […]

News
Bruin Vision: Belmont basketball’s shot at redemption

Bruin Vision: Belmont basketball’s shot at redemption

The Bruins, the team that punched its ticket to the big dance — and never got a chance to play — will get its shot at redemption.  On Sep. 17, the NCAA announced that it fully intends to play Division I basketball starting Nov. 25, quelching the fear of a […]

Sports
Belmont play “36” to highlight women’s suffrage movement, the value of voting

Belmont play “36” to highlight women’s suffrage movement, the value of voting

The brand new play, “36,” written and directed by theater faculty member Shawn King, is set to premiere virtually at Belmont on Oct. 29.  The play spotlights the women’s suffrage movement in Nashville, as Tennessee was the 36th state to approve the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.  […]

A&E
Belmont still hopeful, prepared for an in-person debate

Belmont still hopeful, prepared for an in-person debate

The second presidential debate is going virtual — but Belmont isn’t changing plans for its debate just yet. The Commission on Presidential Debates announced Thursday that the Oct. 15 presidential debate would be held virtually, following President Donald Trump’s recent positive COVID-19 diagnosis. Though questioners and moderator Steve Scully will […]

News
Max Ferguson– The Hazmat Suit Guy

Max Ferguson– The Hazmat Suit Guy

VNN’s Kailee Doherty sat down with senior Max Ferguson to discuss his decision to wear a hazmat suit to campus this semester. — Produced by Erin Rene Luft and Kailee Doherty.

News
College Republicans, Democrats encourage students to get involved as final presidential debate approaches

College Republicans, Democrats encourage students to get involved as final presidential debate approaches

Belmont’s political organizations are gearing up for the university-hosted presidential debate – and they encourage students to get engaged with current election issues. Although the College Democrats and College Republicans sit on opposite sides of the political spectrum, they both acknowledge the importance of young people participating in the upcoming […]

News
Opinion: Donald Trump doesn’t belong on our campus

Opinion: Donald Trump doesn’t belong on our campus

Our campus isn’t safe with President Donald Trump on it. With the final presidential debate to be held at Belmont in only three weeks, the administration and the Presidential Debate Committee is inviting hatred, division and unabashed white supremacy onto our campus. At the first presidential debate on Sept. 29, […]

Opinion
Bruin Vision: The road ahead for women’s basketball

Bruin Vision: The road ahead for women’s basketball

Belmont women’s basketball built a pattern of success over the past six years – but with the graduation of Ellie Harmeyer, Maura Muensterman and Maddie Wright, the future is now unknown.   Harmeyer, Muensterman and Wright were integral pieces to championship Bruin teams over the past few seasons, but with them […]

Sports
Some residential students to be relocated to Opryland during presidential debate

Some residential students to be relocated to Opryland during presidential debate

Belmont will be relocating students living in numerous freshmen dorms to the Gaylord Opryland Center from Oct. 21-22 in order to make way for the presidential debate. In order to allow Secret Service members to secure the area for the upcoming presidential debate, the students living in Wright, Maddox, Kennedy, […]

News
Newcomers Podcast aims to open doors for aspiring artists

Newcomers Podcast aims to open doors for aspiring artists

It’s not easy being a newcomer. Especially when you’re a newcomer to a career in the arts – where the hardest part can be simply getting a foot in the door.  The Newcomers Podcast, started by senior motion pictures major Cole Marvin, aims to help open that door for aspiring […]

A&E
Bruin Vision: Amanze Egekeze and Austin Luke aren’t forgetting where they came from

Bruin Vision: Amanze Egekeze and Austin Luke aren’t forgetting where they came from

Belmont basketball’s continued dominance built a sphere of influence that now extends far beyond the city limits of Nashville.  Household names in basketball are difficult to come by. Yet two of Belmont’s own, Amanze Egekeze and Austin Luke, are carving out their niche in the cutthroat world of professional basketball […]

Sports
Vision News Network: September Edition

Vision News Network: September Edition

This month’s edition of VNN features virtual Welcome Week, Rock the Vote, and a new segment called “Inside the Song” where we talked to Belmont singer-songwriter LIV about her song “JJ’s Lullaby”.

Video
Students Discuss Virtual Welcome Week and Move-In Process

Students Discuss Virtual Welcome Week and Move-In Process

Jordan Shatto caught up with a few freshmen and Towering Traditions leaders to hear their experiences during Welcome Week, which went virtual due to COVID-19. They also talked about how the move-in process changed this year to accommodate Belmont’s new health and safety guidelines. — Produced by Madison Bowen and […]

News
From “The Voice” to Belmont: Gracee Shriver reflects on her past, future in the music industry

From “The Voice” to Belmont: Gracee Shriver reflects on her past, future in the music industry

Having already fulfilled her dreams of  being a contestant on NBC’s “The Voice,” freshman Gracee Shriver is fulfilling another dream of hers — going to college in Nashville, Tennessee.  As a 16-year-old contestant on the competition show’s 17th season, the Oklahoma native worked with acclaimed artists such as country musician […]

News
Bruin Vision: Why Belmont basketball will be just fine

Bruin Vision: Why Belmont basketball will be just fine

The past months have yielded a series of unexpected and unfortunate events inside Belmont basketball that begs the question: where can the program go from here?  The COVID-19 crisis was the first thing to stun the Bruins. Following a season full of adversity, they punched their ticket to the Big […]

Sports
JaCobi Wood reflects on his passions for basketball and family

JaCobi Wood reflects on his passions for basketball and family

JaCobi Wood is living a lot of young athletes’ dreams — playing college basketball at a Division I school.  Wood, the newest member of  the Belmont Men’s basketball team, built an extremely successful high school career; now, he aims to bring that success to Belmont. Being from Cleveland, Tennessee, Wood […]

Sports
NCAA announces new start date for college basketball season

NCAA announces new start date for college basketball season

After months of deliberation, the NCAA has decided to allow Division I men’s and women’s basketball to begin their seasons on Nov. 25. According to NCAA senior vice president of basketball Dan Gavitt, its biggest deciding factor was that a majority of participating schools, including Belmont, have decided to end […]

Sports
Bruin Vision: Belmont’s growing soccer culture

Bruin Vision: Belmont’s growing soccer culture

Nashville is a growing soccer city — and Belmont is headed in the same direction.  “It is an exciting time to be in Nashville with the new Major League Soccer team and the overall growth of the soccer community,” wrote David Costa, head soccer coach for Belmont University.  “The game […]

Sports
Belmont Alumni Bring Theatre Online

Belmont Alumni Bring Theatre Online

VNN’s Sarah Lawson spoke with Madison Bailey, co-founder of Uprooted Theater Company, and Zachary Payne, Uprooted performer, to learn about how some of Belmont’s thespians have adapted to COVID-19. – Produced by Jordan Shatto.

A&E
Presidential debate to halt in-person learning, restrict campus access

Presidential debate to halt in-person learning, restrict campus access

As move-in finalizes for residential students, Belmont’s attention is turning toward the presidential debate — which the university will host in only 37 days. And as a result, Belmont’s campus will begin to look a lot different for on-campus students to ensure their health and safety, as well as to […]

News
‘Ethics was his passion’: Remembering Dr. Harry Hollis

‘Ethics was his passion’: Remembering Dr. Harry Hollis

In the early 1990s, when Dr. Harry Hollis proposed to begin a business ethics course at Belmont, he was pioneering something completely new. “He was really ahead of his time,” said Boyd Smith, current director of the Center for Business Ethics. “It all goes back to Dr. Hollis.” In those […]

News
Belmont reiterates stance on social gatherings following violations

Belmont reiterates stance on social gatherings following violations

Only a week into on-campus learning, students have already been disciplined for hosting social gatherings that violate COVID-19 policy — and hosting or attending such a gathering could lead to anything from a warning to expulsion. “Belmont has formally communicated this new safety protocol to the student body and deemed […]

News
Staying in shape: How Belmont athletes are finding motivation without a season to win

Staying in shape: How Belmont athletes are finding motivation without a season to win

After so many season delays and cancelations, many student-athletes might throw in the towel — but that’s not the case for Belmont’s fall sports teams.  On Aug. 13, the Southern Conference Council of Presidents announced their decision to postpone fall sports until Spring of 2021. The next day, the Ohio […]

Sports
Opinion: It’s time for Belmont to cut ties with CoreCivic

Opinion: It’s time for Belmont to cut ties with CoreCivic

Over the last several years, Belmont students have made a clear point: If you’re putting people in cages, you should not be a part of our community. In 2018, students spoke out in an online petition with nearly 1,200 signatures, calling for the university to cut ties with private prison […]

News
Bruin Vision: Nick Muszynski’s top career highlights

Bruin Vision: Nick Muszynski’s top career highlights

Bruin Vision is a new column from the Vision’s sports section co-editors Julieann Challacombe and Ian Kayanja. Featuring analysis and opinions from a variety of student writers, Bruin Vision will be a regular series that breaks down the best of Belmont sports. Junior center Nick Muszynski holds the Belmont record […]

Sports
‘A human decency issue’: Students explore the politics of mask-wearing

‘A human decency issue’: Students explore the politics of mask-wearing

Students are back on campus for the first time in months, and Belmont has made its stance clear: no mask, no class.  And ever since the COVID-19 pandemic sent the country into lockdown in mid-March, the topic of cloth face coverings has become both political and divisive.  While research shows […]

News
The first day back: Students react to campus return

The first day back: Students react to campus return

Belmont students are officially back in classrooms. And students are feeling a wide range of emotions — from excitement to nervousness.  “I am so glad to be back. It’s a little hot wearing a mask walking around campus. But having chemistry and chem lab and all that stuff, I’m just […]

News
What to expect from dining services this semester

What to expect from dining services this semester

Belmont’s dining operations will look a lot different this fall in order to keep students socially distant and as safe as possible while on campus.  Dining services has implemented additional safety efforts such as touchless scanning systems in all on-campus dining options, limited seating in dining areas and a heat-mapping […]

News
Eyes toward the future: Student-athletes react to season delays

Eyes toward the future: Student-athletes react to season delays

The uncertainty athletes and coaches have carried around since March finally lifted — but that didn’t take away the sting of a postponed season.  Both the Ohio Valley Conference and the Southern Conference announced that fall sports would now take place in the spring, due to COVID-19 concerns. And with […]

Sports
Belmont students react to California wildfires

Belmont students react to California wildfires

As wildfires blaze through much of California, Belmont students in and from the state are doing what they can to stay safe — and positive. As nearly two dozen different wildfires burn throughout the state, leaving more than 1.42 million acres burned and over 60,000 people evacuated from their homes, […]

News
Belmont announces detailed plans for fall return to campus

Belmont announces detailed plans for fall return to campus

Students will return to a fall semester at Belmont University in which classes will be fully online, fully in-person or a hybrid format that blends both, and all classes will have staggered start times. University President Dr. Bob Fisher emailed students Tuesday afternoon with the plan and included a link […]

News
Belmont to meet with Black Student Association after Dr. Fisher’s response to racial tensions criticized

Belmont to meet with Black Student Association after Dr. Fisher’s response to racial tensions criticized

Belmont University is looking for ways to support black students on campus following criticism of university President Dr. Bob Fisher’s response following the death of George Floyd. After an email statement from Fisher caused minor controversies across the student population, Dr. Susan West announced Belmont will meet virtually with the […]

News
Students launch petition to rename Urban Showcase, reformat series

Students launch petition to rename Urban Showcase, reformat series

Belmont University’s Urban Showcase is the center of a petition to stop using the word “urban” and to create more showcases to highlight African-American artists and musicians.  The petition, “Remove The Word ‘Urban’ and Redesign Belmont University’s Yearly Showcases,” has 973 signatures, and was created by Belmont student Claire Ernst, […]

News
Belmont to allow remote learning, cancel fall break amid fall semester changes

Belmont to allow remote learning, cancel fall break amid fall semester changes

Sweeping changes will affect this fall semester’s schedule — with the cancelation of fall break and an option for fully remote learning only scratching the surface. The return to on-campus classes will include options for students to combine in-person and online learning to attend classes in a way that doesn’t […]

News
The Belmont nurses fighting on the front lines of a pandemic

The Belmont nurses fighting on the front lines of a pandemic

Belmont nursing adjunct professor Akhink Omer chose to be on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic because she knows what it’s like.  She’s been in the hospital bed. She’s struggled to breathe. She’s heard the scarily common diagnosis: “You’ve tested positive for COVID-19.” Yet, when she beat the virus, […]

News
Belmont affirms commitment to students in light of Title IX changes

Belmont affirms commitment to students in light of Title IX changes

Belmont’s Title IX office reassures students that they will remain committed to students’ safety, in light of recent changes to Title IX regulations. On May 6, DeVos recently finalized changes to Title IX policies allowing those accused of sexual assault to challenge evidence and to conduct cross-examinations against their accusers.  […]

News
Belmont announces plans to resume in-person classes this fall

Belmont announces plans to resume in-person classes this fall

Belmont announced that classes are expected to resume in-person on August 19 for the fall semester, according to an email today from university president Dr. Bob Fisher. However, Fisher expressed on-campus classes will depend on if the coronavirus conditions worsen.  “The most overwhelming condition is, and always will be, if […]

News
Review: Live From Here to Anywhere

Review: Live From Here to Anywhere

The entertainment industry has a long standing tradition that has been said everywhere from broadway stages to sold-out arena tours: “The show must go on.”  At Belmont, that mentality is just as strong.  In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, concerts and shows all across the world have been postponed […]

A&E
Opinion: The baseball team was robbed of its magical season

Opinion: The baseball team was robbed of its magical season

With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Belmont baseball team’s season came to an abrupt end on March 16. When the Ohio Valley Conference announced the cancelation of all intercollegiate competitions for the remainder of the academic year many athletes had their entire lives stop. “I was upset to […]

Sports
Vision website wins best in the state from Tennessee Associated Press

Vision website wins best in the state from Tennessee Associated Press

The Belmont Vision won nine awards from the Tennessee Associated Press this year — including first place for best college news website.  “We have an incredibly talented group of students,” said faculty adviser Dorren Robinson. “They create professional-level work every day. I am so pleased that their work is recognized […]

News
Healthcare Education During a Pandemic: Belmont’s Nursing Program Goes Online

Healthcare Education During a Pandemic: Belmont’s Nursing Program Goes Online

COVID-19 has been changing the lives of nurses everywhere – even those in training at Belmont. Both students and faculty in Belmont’s nursing department have had to make adjustments to accommodate the university’s move to online learning. Social distancing measures and recommendations from care facilities associated with the nursing program […]

News
Bunch library extends online resources to students during quarantine

Bunch library extends online resources to students during quarantine

Belmont University’s Lila D. Bunch Library is offering help to students finishing the spring semester through chat services, research help, books and streaming services. “The building might have closed in-person services, but we are still open and very much available to students,” said Sue Maszaros, director of the library.   “We […]

News
The wait for COVID-19 to be over

The wait for COVID-19 to be over

As the Coronavirus came to be, most everything in daily routines ceased to exist.        Families lost members. Seniors lost their season of lasts and their May commencements. Students who studied abroad returned to their homes. Plans canceled. States locked down. Fear and worry in each headline. Life as we once […]

News
Belmont’s student musicians learn to work from home during COVID-19 crisis

Belmont’s student musicians learn to work from home during COVID-19 crisis

Working musicians around the world have been forced to adapt their livelihoods to the ongoing crisis surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, and the musicians at Belmont are no different. Ever since Belmont’s classes went fully online and much of society essentially shut down, music students and other students whose studies focus […]

News