Belmont alumni return for Homecoming in the Round 2019

Belmont alumni return for Homecoming in the Round 2019

Belmont’s seventh annual Homecoming in the Round concert showcased the university’s history of talented songwriters and performers. Hosts Cheryl and Adam Stark, Belmont graduates from 2010 and 2008, kicked the show off by introducing James Elliott and Pat Alger of the songwriting department. Elliott and Alger took turns trading off […]

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Homecoming week kicks off Monday morning

Homecoming week kicks off Monday morning

Beginning on Monday, Belmont welcomes back its alumni for Homecoming Week 2019. The week includes the seventh annual alumni concert, men’s and women’s basketball doubleheaders and the annual homecoming social. Other events such as the Massey College of Business homecoming mixer, the College of Health Sciences continuing education event and […]

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Photo Review: New talent surprises at Rock Showcase 2019

Photo Review: New talent surprises at Rock Showcase 2019

The 2019 Rock Showcase embodied the spirit of rock n’ roll Saturday night with crunchy guitars, powerful vocals and in-your-face stage presence. Country rock outfit Our Brother George opened the showcase with lead singer Henry Long’s soft electric piano sounds and raspy vocals front and center. The band’s sound was […]

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Belmont graduate Kyle Yorlets killed Thursday

Belmont graduate Kyle Yorlets killed Thursday

Belmont graduate Kyle Yorlets was killed in his home on Thursday. 24-year-old Yorlets was shot and killed by five juveniles in an attempted robbery. The three girls and two boys, all between ages 12 and 16, were arrested later that night, according to an NBC article. Yorlets, who graduated from […]

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Convocation on President Trump and music stirs up controversy

Convocation on President Trump and music stirs up controversy

Belmont apologized for hosting a convocation event on Wednesday morning that featured an explicit song about President Donald Trump. Belmont’s official statement, released by the Office of Communications that same day, expressed their disappointment with the event. “We apologize to anyone who was offended, as today’s event was not reflective […]

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Belmont announces new Bachelor of Architecture degree

Belmont announces new Bachelor of Architecture degree

Belmont is establishing a Bachelor of Architecture degree through the O’More School of Design, starting in the fall of 2020, university President Dr. Robert Fisher announced Friday morning. “Over the past few months, we’ve been intensely considering how we might create an opportunity for our students and others in our […]

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Belmont celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with service and events

Belmont celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with service and events

Belmont’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Week begins Friday, with guest speakers, community service and other events. Since 1997, the university has held a week of events to celebrate King’s birthday and legacy. A candlelight vigil, chapel service and seminars take place each year. This year, the week will […]

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Survey shows an increase in non-religious students at Belmont

Survey shows an increase in non-religious students at Belmont

Even though Belmont is a Christian school, it has seen an increase in students who do not identify with a religion, according to a survey of students over the past 17 years. From 2000 to 2017, the survey from the Cooperative Institutional Research Program documented the religious preferences of incoming […]

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Metro Police search for suspect after accident near Belmont Boulevard

Metro Police search for suspect after accident near Belmont Boulevard

A male suspect fled the scene following a car accident near Ashwood Avenue and Belmont Boulevard on Tuesday morning. The suspect was reported to be armed, and as of 11:24 a.m., Metro police were still searching for the suspect, according to an email from campus security. As of 11:50 a.m. […]

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Problems with Counseling Services to be addressed

Problems with Counseling Services to be addressed

Many students who had a consultation with Belmont’s Counseling Services this fall have been waitlisted and told it will be weeks before they can receive individualized therapy. Two of Belmont’s top administrators say that needs to change. “It’s just not OK. That’s not acceptable,” said university Provost Dr. Thomas Burns […]

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Belmont student veteran Aaron Buonanno dies Sunday

Belmont student veteran Aaron Buonanno dies Sunday

Belmont student Aaron Buonanno died Sunday. Buonanno, 29, was a U.S. Army veteran in his first semester at Belmont. He was studying biochemistry and molecular biology. “He was a great person with a huge personality. He will be missed on campus,” said Kim Powell, Belmont’s adult degree and transfer admissions […]

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Belmont employees donate more to Democratic candidates than Republicans in 2018

Belmont employees donate more to Democratic candidates than Republicans in 2018

When it comes to political donations, more of Belmont’s employees have supported Democratic candidates more than Republicans in federal and state elections in 2017 and 2018. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean and senate candidate Phil Bredesen are the most popular picks for Belmont faculty, with Democratic campaign contributions surpassing Republican […]

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