Dr. Fisher celebrates the "topping out" of the new Hall Hall dorm at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. October 20, 2017.

The man who built Belmont: Two decades of campus growth under retiring President Bob Fisher

After more than 20 years as university president, Dr. Bob Fisher will take the stage one more time April 22 to usher out his last graduating class of Belmont Bruins. Fisher, who announced his retirement in November, will leave behind a campus that he propelled from a dot on the […]

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Behind the scenes of Old Time Radio Hour, an audio-only blast from the past

Behind the scenes of Old Time Radio Hour, an audio-only blast from the past

This spring, set your dials for the Belmont theater department’s Old Time Radio Hour. Inspired by performances of the past century, the Belmont theater department has reproduced classic radio shows from the 1930s and 1940s for an audio-only streaming series under the direction of theater professor Paul Gatrell.  The current […]

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Sports roundup: Game days to look out for this summer

Sports roundup: Game days to look out for this summer

As finals come to an end and students begin to make plans for the summer, some Belmont student-athletes will remain in Nashville to finish their respective seasons. Both tennis teams wrap up their seasons on April 18, when the men’s and women’s teams face off against Jacksonville State University. The […]

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Opinion: Belmont has been silent about CoreCivic for too long

Opinion: Belmont has been silent about CoreCivic for too long

When students stand up, school administrations should listen. That’s what happened at Tennessee State University.  When TSU university president Glenda Glover announced that she would be joining CoreCivic as a board member in February, the backlash was immediate.  CoreCivic, a for-profit prison company in Nashville, fell under fire for accusations […]

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Dr. Fisher celebrates the "topping out" of the new Hall Hall dorm at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. October 20, 2017.

The man who built Belmont: Two decades of campus growth under retiring President Bob Fisher

After more than 20 years as university president, Dr. Bob Fisher will take the stage one more time April 22 to usher out his last graduating class of Belmont Bruins. Fisher, who announced his retirement in November, will leave behind a campus that he propelled from a dot on the […]

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COVID-19: Belmont’s year in review

COVID-19: Belmont’s year in review

After 13 months of coronavirus testing and social distancing, Belmont is beginning to rebound from the unprecedented effects of COVID-19. Since campus reopened for hybrid learning in early September, Belmont reported 820 positive cases among students, faculty and staff. This includes a spike in cases in the weeks following the […]

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Belmont students open a new store on Belmont Boulevard: Where The Well Things Are

Belmont students open a new store on Belmont Boulevard: Where The Well Things Are

The anticipated name of the new student-run store replacing Boulevard Records was unveiled Wednesday — Where The Well Things Are, a wellness store for the body, mind and soul. Though the store’s grand opening is planned for August, Wednesday’s name reveal was accompanied by a limited sale offering products the […]

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Senior Spotlight: Drake Mitchell is ‘a beacon of strength’ for Belmont track and field

Senior Spotlight: Drake Mitchell is ‘a beacon of strength’ for Belmont track and field

Belmont track and field star Drake Mitchell isn’t interested in doing the bare minimum. The fifth-year senior is one of the highest scorers for the Bruins, competing in both running and field events as well as multi-events like heptathlon and decathlon. A talented athlete and fierce competitor, Mitchell is a […]

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Learning to teach in a pandemic: Belmont student teachers navigate virtual learning in Nashville-area schools

Learning to teach in a pandemic: Belmont student teachers navigate virtual learning in Nashville-area schools

An elementary school music room looks a little different during a pandemic. Students are sitting six feet apart, wearing musician masks and covering their instruments with bell covers, and this is only on the rare occasions they are allowed to play together in person. Otherwise, band class is a sea […]

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‘Playing in the Parks’ is more than a senior project

‘Playing in the Parks’ is more than a senior project

Tennessee state parks are getting a little love and live music this spring courtesy of Anna Pearson’s senior honors project: “Playing in the Parks.” A songwriting major and performer, Pearson combined her passions for music and nature to put together a fundraising concert in Bledsoe Creek State Park on March […]

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SGA launches 2021-2022 student feedback campaign

SGA launches 2021-2022 student feedback campaign

Belmont’s Student Government Association launched a new feedback campaign to hear and record student concerns for the coming year. The campaign aims to gather data from students through different online surveys, including questionnaires for specific minority groups on campus.  “The whole premise of this campaign is to gather student input […]

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What we’ve lost: Reflecting on a year of COVID-19

What we’ve lost: Reflecting on a year of COVID-19

Teacora Sherrill no longer sees the pandemic in terms of numbers. It’s hard to escape them – the number of hospitalizations, the number of cases in your state, the over-500,000 virus-caused deaths in America. They’re in television reports, headlines and daily conversations. As they grow and shrink, people have used […]

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Belmont’s Asian American Association to hold vigil, discussion roundtable in light of Atlanta shooting

Belmont’s Asian American Association to hold vigil, discussion roundtable in light of Atlanta shooting

Belmont’s faculty and students will come together to pause for prayer, mourn lost life and rebuke racism. To support grieving students given the recent Atlanta shooting, when Asian businesses were targeted and eight AAPI women were killed, Belmont’s Asian American Association will host a Zoom vigil Wednesday afternoon, as well […]

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Belmont volleyball sweeps Tennessee State in last home games

Belmont volleyball sweeps Tennessee State in last home games

The Belmont volleyball team ended on a good note, concluding the last homestand of the 2021 season with two wins against Tennessee State University. With a 3-1 match victory on Sunday and a 3-0 win on Monday, the Bruins climbed to 3-11 landing the team in ninth place in the […]

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Belmont earns first ever NCAA Tournament victory in program history

Belmont earns first ever NCAA Tournament victory in program history

Belmont claimed its first ever NCAA Division I Women’s Tournament win behind the play of its star freshman Destinee Wells who, again, played her best in the Bruins’ biggest moments.  “It feels great to have amazing coaches and teammates by my side,” Wells said after the game. “It’s good to […]

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What having a new president will mean for students as Dr. Jones assumes the role

What having a new president will mean for students as Dr. Jones assumes the role

Dr. L. Gregory Jones may be a few months out from fully assuming his role as Belmont’s new president, but he’s connecting and planning with the community already — a community he’s watched grow for decades.  “When you walk on a campus … you can feel a vibe,” Jones said. […]

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Grace Blosser’s long road to country showcase winner

Grace Blosser’s long road to country showcase winner

Live music is in a strange state, given the global pandemic — but the paradigm change hasn’t slowed down 2021 Country Showcase winner Grace Blosser one bit. This win was a long time coming for the senior singer-songwriter from Naperville, Illinois, saying she’s been a fan of Belmont’s showcase series […]

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How Judy Fisher helped Belmont blossom

How Judy Fisher helped Belmont blossom

With an eye for detail, a penchant for hard work and determination to make her way, Judy Fisher has made a lasting impression at Belmont University.  For 20 years, Bob and Judy Fisher have poured so much into the university in the heart of Music City. Judy Fisher has stood […]

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Returning students reflect on the advantages of their COVID gap year

Returning students reflect on the advantages of their COVID gap year

When students registered for classes and signed up for study abroad trips at the end of 2019, they weren’t anticipating a global pandemic to alter their way of life for over a year. As COVID-19 shut down schools across the country, students transitioned into online learning with just a weekend’s […]

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Behind the scenes of Old Time Radio Hour, an audio-only blast from the past

Behind the scenes of Old Time Radio Hour, an audio-only blast from the past

This spring, set your dials for the Belmont theater department’s Old Time Radio Hour. Inspired by performances of the past century, the Belmont theater department has reproduced classic radio shows from the 1930s and 1940s for an audio-only streaming series under the direction of theater professor Paul Gatrell.  The current […]

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