Belmont students call for Damon Hininger’s removal from Board of Trustees

Belmont students call for Damon Hininger’s removal from Board of Trustees

An online petition with more than 1,100 signatures is calling for the removal of CoreCivic President and CEO Damon Hininger from Belmont University’s Board of Trustees because of CoreCivic’s work with detained immigrant families. CoreCivic is a Nashville-based company and the largest owner of “partnership correctional, detention and residential reentry […]

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Assistant Director of Admissions Jim Poole dies Wednesday morning

Assistant Director of Admissions Jim Poole dies Wednesday morning

Belmont’s Assistant Director of Admissions Jim Poole died Wednesday morning after a battle with cancer. Poole — a Belmont graduate and member of the admissions office staff since 2001 — was passionate about Belmont and devoted his time to serving the Nashville community. In addition to his work with prospective […]

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Belmont Vision places first for College Media Website, TV Newscast from Associated Press

Belmont Vision places first for College Media Website, TV Newscast from Associated Press

The Belmont Vision won first place for its television newscast and college media website at the Tennessee Associated Press College Awards on Saturday. The Vision took home five awards overall for its work in 2017, competing against other colleges and universities across the state of Tennessee. Those awards included first […]

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Streets closed Saturday for Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon

Streets closed Saturday for Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon

Streets around Belmont’s campus will be closed Saturday morning for the St. Jude Rock ‘N’ Roll Nashville Marathon and Half Marathon, and people will not be able to enter or leave campus by car. No parking will be allowed on the closed streets starting at 10 p.m. Friday, and the […]

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Server fails during first day of housing draw

Server fails during first day of housing draw

When Belmont students tried to register for housing on Monday afternoon, many were met with a frustrating error message. The system crashed for about one hour and 15 minutes at the beginning of the housing selection process because of an update to the server, said Associate Dean of Students and […]

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Belmont faculty honored at Scholarship and Awards Day

Belmont faculty honored at Scholarship and Awards Day

Belmont honored some of its most outstanding faculty and students Wednesday morning at the Scholarship and Awards ceremony, including Chaney Distinguished Professor Award winner Dr. Vaughn May and Presidential Faculty Achievement Award winner Dr. Edgar Diaz-Cruz. The Chaney Award honors one professor each year, chosen by Belmont’s full-time faculty for […]

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Bringing home the dough: Belmont graduate finds success with edible cookie dough business

Bringing home the dough: Belmont graduate finds success with edible cookie dough business

While many music professionals were probably dreaming about making it big in the industry, Megan Beaven was dreaming about cookie dough. A recent Belmont graduate with a music business degree, Beaven had a great job working in licensing at Sony/ATV. But Beaven felt unhappy with the idea of working for […]

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Belmont students ‘Take Back the Night’ in stance against sexual assault

Belmont students ‘Take Back the Night’ in stance against sexual assault

A small crowd marches across Belmont’s campus, bearing glow sticks and signs, shouting chants along with the beat of a drum. “What do we want? Safe streets! When do we want it? Now!” As they march up 15th Avenue and across Belmont’s campus, the marchers’ voices echo around campus, garnering […]

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Belmont’s new Title IX director Lauri Chaudoin focused on sexual assault awareness

Belmont’s new Title IX director Lauri Chaudoin focused on sexual assault awareness

Lauri Chaudoin, Belmont’s new director of Title IX compliance and prevention programming, wants to encourage more conversation and awareness around campus about sexual assault. Since starting in the position on February 19, Chaudoin has spent her time meeting with different student groups and their advisers, trying to get a feel […]

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Colin Haslett and Jessica Blakley announce SGA presidential campaign

Colin Haslett and Jessica Blakley announce SGA presidential campaign

SGA presidential candidate Colin Haslett and vice presidential candidate Jessica Blakley want to make sure SGA is accessible for all Belmont students. To do this, they plan to work with the university to improve counseling services, give out more money to student organizations and give students more platforms to voice […]

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President Fisher involved in Nashville’s Amazon proposal

President Fisher involved in Nashville’s Amazon proposal

Belmont President Dr. Robert Fisher crafted part of the proposal to place Amazon’s new headquarters in Nashville, because he envisions a strong relationship between Amazon and Belmont. “The real reason I’m involved is because of our students and because of the potential that this offers our students,” Fisher said. The […]

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Alpha Phi Alpha currently under suspension

Alpha Phi Alpha currently under suspension

Belmont’s newest fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha, has been suspended by the university and will stay that way until its members meet with Provost Dr. Thomas Burns. Burns could not comment on why the fraternity was suspended in the fall but said it came after an investigation. As a suspended organization, […]

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