Belmont donates $100K to fund American Baptist scholarship

Belmont donates $100K to fund American Baptist scholarship

Belmont University made a $100,000 donation to American Baptist College Thursday to establish an endowed scholarship for the Nashville-based college and seminary. The concept announced at a news conference was dually developed by Belmont President Bob Fisher and American Baptist President Forrest Harris as a way to connect the two […]

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Quigley ready to write her own next chapter

As anyone from The Tennessean will tell you, Anne Paine is a tough nut to crack. When I started at the Nashville daily newspaper last year, Paine was the dean of the newsroom. The environmental reporter had been at 1100 Broadway for decades and had seen more than her share […]

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Byrd, Stevens, Stallings discuss ethics of college hoops

Byrd, Stevens, Stallings discuss ethics of college hoops

For three Division I coaches, there are no doubts of the integrity problems they currently see in college basketball. But during a Thursday panel at the Maddox Grand Atrium which included Belmont coach Rick Byrd, Butler coach Brad Stevens, Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings and ESPN color commentator Jimmy Dykes, the […]

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Late Bison runs beat Belmont

Late Bison runs beat Belmont

An eighth inning rally sparked by a bases-loaded walk sealed the fate of the Belmont baseball team in a 5-3 road loss to the Lipscomb Bisons. After loading the bases in the next-to-last inning, relief pitcher Jessie Snodgrass walked in the go-ahead run and then allowed the Bisons’ last two […]

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UPDATE: Belmont apologizes for registration delays

UPDATE: Belmont apologizes for registration delays

UPDATE ON THURSDAY: University officials released a campuswide email Thursday afternoon apologizing for the myBelmont delays attributed to class registration earlier this week. “While not every technology glitch can be anticipated or immediately remedied, we do apologize for any stress or inconvenience these issues caused,” the email said. “Please know […]

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Qualman focuses on building digital legacy

Qualman focuses on building digital legacy

As the use of social media has rapidly risen, so have people’s frequency to micromanage their digital image, only posting what they feel will keep a perfect persona alive. But according to bestselling writer, social media expert and speaker Erik Qualman, one’s digital legacy is something entirely embraceable, warts and […]

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Officials look beyond risks for Bridges to Belmont

Officials look beyond risks for Bridges to Belmont

President Bob Fisher will readily admit he’s not one to think about risk, even with the biggest projects he oversees. Like most Belmont officials who have helped develop the Bridges to Belmont program announced last week, he exudes optimism for the 25 students who will enter Belmont next fall from […]

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TBI reports on-campus drop in thefts, liquor violations

TBI reports on-campus drop in thefts, liquor violations

Campus crime data released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation showed Belmont University had a year-to-year drop in reported liquor violations and thefts in 2012. The figures, published Wednesday in the TBI’s 2012 Crime on Campus report, also showed a jump in assaults and a stabilization of drug and narcotics […]

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Blasting starts for new dining hall

Blasting starts for new dining hall

It’s no April Fool’s Day joke – blasting at Belmont University has started again for the first time this year. Starting Monday, construction workers began four-times-a-day blasting for the new dining hall and academic building next to Kennedy Hall. Blasts are planned to occur every weekday for the rest of […]

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Geiser, Young to win SGA election after opponents’ disqualification

Geiser, Young to win SGA election after opponents’ disqualification

UPDATE at 5 p.m. Friday: Minutes after the online polls for this week’s Student Government Association elections closed Friday, SGA officials made the following statement on their Facebook page: “After a thorough study of the rules, the election commissioner has disqualified Charlie Dankert and Marleen Abdelnour for multiple violations of […]

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Bruins get postseason bid in WBI

Bruins get postseason bid in WBI

The Belmont women’s basketball team found out Monday that their season isn’t over quite yet. After an 18-13 season, the Bruins were invited to the 2013 Women’s Basketball Invitational and will travel to play the University of Detroit Titans Thursday at 6 p.m. The team is one of two No. […]

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Belmont will try to curb guns in parking lots law

Belmont will try to curb guns in parking lots law

Belmont University officials are ready to try to internally curb the impact of state legislation allowing gun carry permit holders to leave their guns in their cars on campus. The legislation, Senate Bill 142, allows those who have state-recognized gun carry permits to transport and keep a firearm and ammunition […]

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