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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‘Just post and keep posting’ — How students use TikTok to advance their careers and stave off boredom

‘Just post and keep posting’ — How students use TikTok to advance their careers and stave off boredom

Launching a music career during a pandemic isn’t easy, but a few Belmont songwriters have found viral success posting their music on TikTok. With over 1 billion users worldwide, TikTok allows creators to post minute-long video clips featuring original audio to a potentially massive audience. “It has genuinely changed things […]

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Belmont volleyball loses two-match homestand to SEMO

Belmont volleyball loses two-match homestand to SEMO

Despite two strong starts in both matches against Southeast Missouri State, Belmont fell to 0-4 after another two-match homestand at the Curb Event Center.  Difficulty closing out crucial sets proved too much for the Bruins in both matches against SEMO. During the first set of match one on Sunday, Belmont […]

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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, […]

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Men’s soccer home opener ends in a scoreless draw

Men’s soccer home opener ends in a scoreless draw

Fresh off Sunday’s 3-0 win at Bellarmine University, the Belmont men’s soccer team returned to E.S. Rose Park on Thursday for the first home game of the season against Central Arkansas University. Belmont played aggressively throughout the game, pushing the pace with counterattacking transitions and through balls that provided the […]

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‘Just post and keep posting’ — How students use TikTok to advance their careers and stave off boredom

‘Just post and keep posting’ — How students use TikTok to advance their careers and stave off boredom

Launching a music career during a pandemic isn’t easy, but a few Belmont songwriters have found viral success posting their music on TikTok. With over 1 billion users worldwide, TikTok allows creators to post minute-long video clips featuring original audio to a potentially massive audience. “It has genuinely changed things […]

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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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Belmont volleyball loses two-match homestand to SEMO

Belmont volleyball loses two-match homestand to SEMO

Despite two strong starts in both matches against Southeast Missouri State, Belmont fell to 0-4 after another two-match homestand at the Curb Event Center.  Difficulty closing out crucial sets proved too much for the Bruins in both matches against SEMO. During the first set of match one on Sunday, Belmont […]

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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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Belmont men’s basketball secures regular season title with win against Tennessee Tech

Belmont men’s basketball secures regular season title with win against Tennessee Tech

The Belmont men’s basketball team secured the regular season champion title with a blow out win against the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles.  After dominating the Ohio Valley Conference, the Bruins have earned their seventh regular season title in the last nine years. With tonight’s win, they have also earned a […]

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Belmont women’s basketball claims win over Tennessee Tech

Belmont women’s basketball claims win over Tennessee Tech

A potent third-quarter run shut the door on Tennessee Tech University as the Bruins beat the Golden Eagles 73-61 at the Curb Event Center on Saturday.  Junior forward Conley Chinn and freshman guard Destinee Wells tied their career highs as Belmont improved to 14-5 overall and 11-3 in Ohio Valley […]

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Preseason report: Belmont men’s soccer

Preseason report: Belmont men’s soccer

As COVID put a halt to sports in 2020, the Belmont men’s soccer team now prepares to take the pitch for the first time since the fall of 2019.  Belmont is predicted to place in the bottom third of the conference, but this team is no stranger to adversity.  “Preseason […]

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Bruins refuse to hibernate: How volunteers are keeping the Caf alive

Bruins refuse to hibernate: How volunteers are keeping the Caf alive

Belmont staff and Sodexo dining services teamed up to serve meals to the Belmont community during the inclement weather. Sunday, dining services predicted that not many employees would make it into work due to the recent snow storms. With some communication and planning, the Sodexo team utilized the presence of […]

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Belmont men’s basketball secures narrow win over Jacksonville State

Belmont men’s basketball secures narrow win over Jacksonville State

A clutch performance by junior Caleb Hollander in the final minutes helped the Bruins scrape by the Jacksonville State Gamecocks on Thursday night.  With just minutes to go, Hollander trail blazed past the Gamecocks’ defensive front on a mission to keep Belmont’s win streak alive. He finished the night with a […]

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Belmont women’s basketball secures narrow victory over Jacksonville State

Belmont women’s basketball secures narrow victory over Jacksonville State

The fourth quarter wasn’t pretty for Belmont, but it got the job done.  With two minutes left in the game and Belmont trailing by one, 50-49, the Bruins went to freshman guard Destinee Wells on a mid-range jump shot to take the lead. The shot was never in doubt.  Belmont […]

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‘Stick Together’ is junior Sophie Lasher’s means to make a difference

‘Stick Together’ is junior Sophie Lasher’s means to make a difference

For Belmont junior Sophie Lasher, change starts with a few stickers and a drive to make a difference. Stick Together, her online business three years in the making, raises money for charity by selling handcrafted, eco-friendly products and donating 15% of the proceeds. Today Lasher is making more of a […]

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Belmont baseball predicted to finish first in the OVC

Belmont baseball predicted to finish first in the OVC

With less than a week away from opening day, the Belmont baseball team is feeling optimistic about the upcoming season.  Baseball players Joshua South, Kyle Brennan, Jackson Campbell, Logan Jarvis and Jack Capobianco all received recognition for their outstanding performances last season along with the team itself, which received the […]

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Curbside 013: Destinee Wells, Grayson Murphy and another week of conference action

Curbside 013: Destinee Wells, Grayson Murphy and another week of conference action

Recorded on Monday, Feb. 15, Ian Kayanja and Julieann Challacombe discuss the latest happenings in Belmont’s regular-season conference play. First, they talk about the play of the Belmont women’s team in games against Eastern Kentucky University and Morehead State. After that, they discuss the men’s team continuing its win streak […]

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Bruin Tea – Episode 2

Bruin Tea – Episode 2

Join Jordan, Justin and Kendall as they discuss Belmont’s new president, as well as the challenges preseted by another online semester. Bruin Tea · Bruin Tea – Episode 2

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How Belmont alumna Wren Sherrill is working to fight COVID-19 directly

How Belmont alumna Wren Sherrill is working to fight COVID-19 directly

COVID-19 is a dangerous prospect — but some must face it head-on to help others through this pandemic. Those individuals earned the title of “Nashvillians of the Year” from the Nashville Scene: the staff of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s COVID-19 intensive care unit — and Belmont alumna Wren Sherrill is […]

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Belmont men’s basketball secures win over Morehead State

Belmont men’s basketball secures win over Morehead State

Captain Grayson Murphy propelled the Belmont men’s basketball team to a 73-58 win after a historic performance against the Morehead State Eagles on Saturday afternoon.  After putting up 13 points, 12 assista and 10 rebounds, Murphy became the first player in Belmont NCAA division one history to record a triple-double. […]

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Artist Preview: Country Showcase 2021

Artist Preview: Country Showcase 2021

Country Showcase is finally here, with a slew of ambitious artists preparing to take the stage Saturday night. Gracee Shriver By Isaac Wetzel To country artist Gracee Shriver, music is everything.  Back home in Owasso, Oklahoma, country music was a huge part of her family, and many of her favorite […]

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Season Preview: Belmont softball

Season Preview: Belmont softball

Belmont’s 2021 softball season is about to be in full swing. With the 2020 season cut short due to COVID-19 precautions — and to ensure the safety of all players and coaches — the Bruins haven’t played a game since March 11, 2020. Now, the wait is finally over as […]

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Belmont men’s basketball takes victory over Eastern Kentucky Colonels

Belmont men’s basketball takes victory over Eastern Kentucky Colonels

Propelled by a career night from sophomore Ben Sheppard, the Belmont men’s basketball team advanced to 21-1 on the season, winning 92-74 against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels. Thursday night’s win marked the Bruins’ twenty fifth straight Ohio Valley Conference victory, tying for first for consecutive regular season wins in the […]

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Belmont women’s basketball earns hard-fought win over Eastern Kentucky University

Belmont women’s basketball earns hard-fought win over Eastern Kentucky University

It took a career-high 26 points from freshman guard Destinee Wells and a fourth-quarter offensive flurry for the Belmont Bruins to beat Eastern Kentucky University at the Curb Event Center on Thursday.  “[Wells] is one of the most competitive game-time players we have,” head coach Bart Brooks said after the […]

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How ZiL’s passion for music helped him become Christian showcase winner

How ZiL’s passion for music helped him become Christian showcase winner

Though the Curb Event Center couldn’t be packed with students for the Christian Showcase this year, the show continued on when the livestream aired Jan. 30. Students Cooper Carr, Titus Cody, Delaney Ramsdell and ZiL all took the audience-less Curb stage and gave it their all, regardless of the circumstances […]

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“Sugar Baby:” How Kaleb Knight’s direction turned a senior project into an award-winning short film

“Sugar Baby:” How Kaleb Knight’s direction turned a senior project into an award-winning short film

When Belmont student Kaleb Knight was in middle school, gum was coveted, but against the rules — it was messy, distracting and kids kept sticking half-chewed pieces under their desks.  Like any smart, entrepreneurial fifth grader, Knight and his friend saw a market. They sold gum by the stick at […]

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Belmont women’s basketball loses to Southeast Missouri

Belmont women’s basketball loses to Southeast Missouri

The Bruins forfeited a chance at revenge as they lost to Southeast Missouri University at the Curb Event Center on Tuesday night.  Belmont, 10-5 on the year and 7-3 in the Ohio Valley Conference, came into Tuesday’s game hoping to avenge the loss to SEMO in the OVC Tournament in […]

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Belmont volleyball opens conference-only season with two rough losses

Belmont volleyball opens conference-only season with two rough losses

The Bruins hosted Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in the Curb Event Center Sunday and Monday to open up their unusual season. It has been over a year since head coach Katelyn Harrison saw her team in competitive action. That finally changed after Belmont opened its conference-only season with two 3-0 […]

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Belmont students working in healthcare begin to receive COVID-19 vaccines

Belmont students working in healthcare begin to receive COVID-19 vaccines

Amy Bowers, junior nursing major, received her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine last month — the second dose, a few days ago. Bowers trusted the science behind the vaccine.  Bowers is one of several Belmont students who work in healthcare who have begun to receive their COVID-19 vaccines.  […]

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Photos: National Wear Red Day

Photos: National Wear Red Day

Belmont faculty and students partnered with the American Heart Association for National Wear Red Day to raise awareness for women’s heart disease. They gathered, socially distant, at the Freedom Plaza for a heart-shaped photo, giving their support to those who have been affected by heart disease.  Dr. Martha Buckner, associate […]

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Belmont baseball announces 2021 schedule

Belmont baseball announces 2021 schedule

The wait is finally over.  After considerable patience from the players, coaches and fans, the 2021 Belmont baseball schedule was released on Thursday.  The schedule includes the expected Ohio Valley Conference series contests, as well as non-conference play with schools from the Southeastern, Sun Belt, Atlantic Sun, Big South, Missouri […]

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‘Made by Mak’ is a stylish way to give to a good cause

What started as a 10-day creative fundraiser for close friends became an exponentially expanding business of six months — and counting — for Belmont senior Mak Emmert. Emmert started Made by Mak during quarantine in July after teaching herself to make her own rings and earrings. The business functions as […]

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Curbside 012: A conference play update

Curbside 012: A conference play update

Join Julieann and Ian as they discuss the last two weeks of Belmont basketball! They talk about the women’s team star freshmen Tuti Jones and Detinee Wells, and the potential effects of COVID-19 on their season; on the men’s side of things, they discuss the rivalry between Belmont Murray State […]

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Preview: Belmont volleyball is preparing for a season unlike any other

Preview: Belmont volleyball is preparing for a season unlike any other

Close to 15 months since they last played a competitive game, Belmont’s volleyball team is looking to start a season unlike any other: one consisting exclusively of conference games.  The Bruins are gearing up for a season that opens against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville at home in the Curb Event […]

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Dr. L. Gregory Jones affirms commitment to Belmont community, LGBTQ+ students at press conference

Dr. L. Gregory Jones affirms commitment to Belmont community, LGBTQ+ students at press conference

Dr. L. Gregory Jones and the Rev. Susan Jones expressed their excitement and gratitude to join the Belmont community at a press conference Tuesday morning. “We have watched Belmont grow in extraordinary ways, and the opportunity to build on that strength, and to move Belmont from strength to strength is […]

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Bruin Tea – Episode 1

Bruin Tea – Episode 1

Bruin Tea – Episode 1 Jordan, Justin and Kendall discuss COVID-19 on campus, what students want from the next Belmont president, and the dedication of Freedom Plaza to the slaves who once labored on Acklen property in the first episode Bruin Tea, the Vision’s new biweekly news podcast! NOTE: This […]

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Dr. L. Gregory Jones to become Belmont president

Dr. L. Gregory Jones to become Belmont president

Dr. L. Gregory Jones will succeed Dr. Robert Fisher as the president of the university on June 1, a decision fielding both excitement and concern from Belmont’s community. “An exceptional scholar, tremendous communicator and strategic thinker, he will bring great imagination and energy to his role and will cultivate a […]

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Season preview: Belmont baseball

Season preview: Belmont baseball

After a short yet astonishing 14-3 record last season, the Belmont baseball team is hungry for another chance at competitive play.  The Bruins are prepared to move past the woes of last year’s 17-game season and prove to the university that they can compete at the highest level — the […]

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Belmont community considers what it wants from a new university president

Belmont community considers what it wants from a new university president

With university President Bob Fisher set to retire in May, the Belmont community reflects on the qualities it wants to see in a new leader. Belmont’s Board of Trustees intends the next president “to be a person of the highest integrity and honesty, a committed Christian and an individual who […]

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Belmont men’s basketball team fields national attention for dominant play

Belmont men’s basketball team fields national attention for dominant play

A double-digit win streak granted the Belmont men’s basketball team national attention in recent weeks – and it’s about time.  Dating back to early December, the Bruins are on a 13 game hot streak, putting the team in contention on the mid-major poll with schools such as nationally-ranked Gonzaga University. […]

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Belmont’s changing relationship with race and racism

Belmont’s changing relationship with race and racism

Where the iconic Belmont fountain sits today, a house once stood. A house alive with the daily work of its inhabitants. Families spanning multiple generations forced to cook, farm and clean without reward: the slaves of Adelecia Acklen. Now, Belmont has dedicated the area surrounding the fountain to the very […]

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Over 70 positive COVID-19 cases affect students and faculty since campus return

Over 70 positive COVID-19 cases affect students and faculty since campus return

As students work to practice COVID-19 safety on campus, an uptick in positive cases two weeks into the spring semester has many looking to the university for increased testing. More than 70 students and faculty have now tested positive for COVID-19 since the return to campus, according to Belmont’s COVID-19 […]

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Recap: Belmont men’s basketball takes historic win over SIU Edwardsville

Recap: Belmont men’s basketball takes historic win over SIU Edwardsville

The Belmont men’s basketball team made history after absolutely dismantling the SIU Edwardsville Cougars 114-62 on Saturday night.  In a victory accomplished by committee, the Bruins put up the most points ever in the Curb Event Center and in a conference game after dropping 114 points. “It’s been a while […]

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Belmont women’s basketball claims win over SIU Edwardsville

Belmont women’s basketball claims win over SIU Edwardsville

After a slow start for Belmont, it was freshman guard Destinee Wells that paced the Bruins in a 69-57 win against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville at the Curb Event Center on Saturday afternoon.  Wells finished the game leading all scorers with 23 points on 8-16 shooting from the field and […]

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“A kind soul” — Remembering Jeff Lisenby

“A kind soul” — Remembering Jeff Lisenby

The Belmont community lost a pillar with the passing of music school faculty member Jeff Lisenby. Lisenby, 65, died at home in Nashville of COVID-19 complications on Jan. 6. His established career as a talented musician grew increasingly diverse over the past 35 years, wherein Lisenby practiced composition, arranging, performing, […]

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Recap: Belmont men’s basketball secures 15th win

Recap: Belmont men’s basketball secures 15th win

A stellar second half from freshman JaCobi Wood propelled the Belmont men’s basketball team to its 15th win 79-66 against the Eastern Illinois University Panthers on Thursday night.   Wood put up 16 of his 17 points in the second half, shooting 7-12 to give a Belmont team that was lacking […]

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Recap: Belmont women’s basketball cruises to victory over Eastern Illinois University

Recap: Belmont women’s basketball cruises to victory over Eastern Illinois University

Following a career night for junior forward Conley Chinn, Belmont cruised to a 63-49 victory over Eastern Illinois University at the Curb Event Center Thursday afternoon.  Chinn recorded 23 points and nine rebounds while shooting 10-16 from the field and 2-5 from three. The 23 points for Chinn marked a […]

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Midseason report: Belmont men’s basketball on track to defend OVC championship title

Midseason report: Belmont men’s basketball on track to defend OVC championship title

As far as defending its Ohio Valley Conference championship title goes, the Belmont men’s basketball team is on track to do just that after a 14-1 start to their season.  Following their first loss of the season in early December, the Bruins haven’t looked back as they’ve propelled into a […]

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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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Recap: Belmont women’s basketball snaps home win streak in loss to Murray State Racers

Recap: Belmont women’s basketball snaps home win streak in loss to Murray State Racers

The Murray State Racers snapped the Belmont Bruins’ 17-game home win streak against Ohio Valley Conference opponents, in a 72-66 win at the Curb Event Center on Tuesday.  In a slow ground-out game, personal fouls became Belmont’s bugaboo down the stretch. The team struggled to keep Murray State off of […]

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SGA welcomes new leaders, prepares to ramp up student engagement

SGA welcomes new leaders, prepares to ramp up student engagement

The Student Government Association conducted its first legislative session Monday via Zoom with a peaceful transition of power, a cabinet full of new faces — and its first legislative resolution. Stevie Giorni, the outgoing president, commended the university for another successful year.  Giorni highlighted the evolving presence and necessity of […]

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Midseason Report: Belmont women’s basketball

Midseason Report: Belmont women’s basketball

Midway through the 2020-21 college basketball season, Belmont women’s basketball is looking for some sense of normalcy in a season made surreal by the pandemic.  “It’s been a difficult season for all of us as there have been so many interruptions and unknowns,” head coach Bart Brooks said. “We are […]

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Opinion: Martin Luther King Jr. Day is not an expendable holiday

Opinion: Martin Luther King Jr. Day is not an expendable holiday

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day the nation pauses in remembrance of the civil rights leader who was assassinated for his attempts to secure rights for Black Americans.  But at Belmont University, that pause won’t happen this year for reasons out of the students’ and faculty’s control.  Due to the […]

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Dr. Bill Bates to head Belmont college of medicine as founding dean

Dr. Bill Bates to head Belmont college of medicine as founding dean

Dr. Bill Bates has been appointed to head Belmont’s new college of medicine as the founding dean of the new program.  Bates is currently working closely with university President Dr. Bob Fisher — who announced the collaboration with HCA Healthcare in starting the new college in October 2020 — in […]

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Belmont to grant over 2,200 students $1,000 COVID-19 relief grants

Belmont to grant over 2,200 students $1,000 COVID-19 relief grants

Belmont has notified over 2,200 students that they will receive $1,000 in emergency aid grants to “manage unforeseen economic hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to an email announcement from university President Bob Fisher.  These grants are part of the Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act passed […]

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Bruin Vision: How Luke Smith became one of the OVC’s best shooters

Bruin Vision: How Luke Smith became one of the OVC’s best shooters

In the wake of an unpredictable season, the rise of a certain guard on the Belmont men’s basketball team has given fans reason to set their worries aside.  After a rollercoaster of an off-season, the Bruins were in need of a shooter that could accompany the likes of post-monster Nick […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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