Belmont to offer students refunds for housing and meal plans

Belmont to offer students refunds for housing and meal plans

Belmont students living on campus this semester and those with food plans can expect a refund — a reversal of position — after campus shut down for a month. Refunds will be provided to students whose housing and meal plans were affected by the COVID-19 crisis, according to an email […]

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Belmont to extend Spring Break and alter academic schedule due to coronavirus crisis

Belmont to extend Spring Break and alter academic schedule due to coronavirus crisis

Belmont has extended Spring Break by a week and will be making several other significant scheduling changes — all in response to the global coronavirus crisis.  In response to CDC recommendations and the general risks associated with the virus, Belmont has canceled all academic activity through March 22, according to […]

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Belmont cancels all international spring break trips amid coronavirus crisis

Belmont cancels all international spring break trips amid coronavirus crisis

All Belmont-sponsored international travel for spring break has been canceled in the wake of growing concerns surrounding the coronavirus — only a week before some students were scheduled to leave for their trips.  In an email sent out Friday afternoon, university Provost Dr. Thomas Burns confirmed that while all domestic […]

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Belmont to consider non-Christian faculty from Watkins

Belmont to consider non-Christian faculty from Watkins

Belmont University has confirmed it will consider non-Christian Watkins College of Art faculty for positions at Belmont in the fall of 2020.  Because Watkins employees could not have anticipated the merger, they will be given “special consideration” for Belmont jobs — regardless of their faith, according to a statement from […]

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Watkins’ students host art gallery criticizing merger with Belmont

Watkins’ students host art gallery criticizing merger with Belmont

The walls are lined with photos of desolate art studios and classrooms, as well as sheets of paper that tower over the scene, smeared with grievances in black ink. Together, the sheets form a makeshift document. “How Not to Save an Art School.” The art was part of an installation […]

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Stevie Giorno and Lexis Bramer inaugurated as SGA president and vice president

Stevie Giorno and Lexis Bramer inaugurated as SGA president and vice president

Belmont’s Student Government Association gathered in the Beaman Student Life Center Monday evening to formally introduce its new leadership — President Stevie Giorno and Vice President Lexis Bramer. Giorno and Bramer were inaugurated Monday night in front of a crowd including fellow students, SGA senate and university President Dr. Bob […]

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Hail is East Nashville’s home for everything odd

Hail is East Nashville’s home for everything odd

There’s a modest storefront in East Nashville recognizable only by its logo, rendered in emphatic monochrome. It’s half-past noon, and for a few hours, this shop is open for business. Inside, a trio of young teenagers are huddled around a tall, neatly organized shelf displaying a variety of jarred animal […]

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Belmont apologizes to pregnant law school students over “misunderstandings”

Belmont apologizes to pregnant law school students over “misunderstandings”

Belmont University apologized for its role in any misunderstandings leading to claims that the law school’s attendance policy discriminates against pregnant women. The apology and statement followed the conclusion of the Title IX office’s investigation launched after four women came forward, saying the law school treated them unfairly.  In addition […]

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Belmont awarded $1 million Lily Endowment grant

Belmont awarded $1 million Lily Endowment grant

Belmont has just been awarded a $1 million, five-year grant — with it, they plan to support church communities all over Nashville. The grant, provided by Lilly Endowment Inc., is designed to help Belmont assist 18-20 local churches in creating and implementing “thriving strategies,” according to a press release sent […]

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Law school women respond to Belmont Law statement

Law school women respond to Belmont Law statement

The Vision reported Monday the stories of four women who said that the law school treated them unfairly during their pregnancies — in response, Belmont’s college of law issued a formal rebuttal Wednesday stating that the information reported does not align with its values. The Belmont College of Law statement […]

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Convocation system to be replaced by WELL Core

Convocation system to be replaced by WELL Core

Convocation will be completely replaced next semester with a new, but familiar system: the WELL Core.  Starting in January, students will be introduced to the WELL Core, which will function as a slightly altered take on Belmont’s current convocation program.  Students will still have to earn 10 hours of engagement […]

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‘Greetings and Salutations’ showcases evocative art from faculty

‘Greetings and Salutations’ showcases evocative art from faculty

Two new faculty members are showcasing the wide scope of their careers at a newly opened art exhibit in the Leu Center for the Visual Arts.   The exhibit, “Greetings and Salutations,” features several works from assistant professors Casey Schachner and Brandon Williams, both of whom were present to discuss their […]

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