Students respond to Belmont’s plans for fall return to campus

Students respond to Belmont’s plans for fall return to campus

Bergan Lashlee is willing to comply with any Belmont guidelines in order to get back onto campus this fall to regain a sense of normalcy for her senior year.  “I’m just ready to be back on campus, so I’m honestly willing to put up with whatever they decide,” said Lashlee, […]

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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 […]

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Editorial: Race at Belmont and the road ahead

Editorial: Race at Belmont and the road ahead

Being a sports writer at Belmont has allowed me to see different sides of athletes. It has allowed me to see that athletes, though immensely talented, are just regular students. Being a black student has added another layer to my Belmont experience, making it more of a challenge. In light […]

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Editorial: Black students unpack the nature of being black at Belmont

Editorial: Black students unpack the nature of being black at Belmont

As black students at Belmont reflect on the latest instance of police brutality — the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer in late May — they have been working to process the grief and other emotions that have filled the last few weeks. Elements […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Students respond to fall semester schedule changes made due to COVID-19

Students respond to fall semester schedule changes made due to COVID-19

Mara Stoll is worried her Belmont education might not have the level of quality she’s come to expect next semester due to changes being made in the wake of COVID-19. “I am concerned that I will come back … and end up wasting my time with classes that don’t provide […]

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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, […]

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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.  […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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