Belmont reiterates stance on social gatherings following violations

Belmont reiterates stance on social gatherings following violations

Only a week into on-campus learning, students have already been disciplined for hosting social gatherings that violate COVID-19 policy — and hosting or attending such a gathering could lead to anything from a warning to expulsion. “Belmont has formally communicated this new safety protocol to the student body and deemed […]

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Opinion: It’s time for Belmont to cut ties with CoreCivic

Opinion: It’s time for Belmont to cut ties with CoreCivic

Over the last several years, Belmont students have made a clear point: If you’re putting people in cages, you should not be a part of our community. In 2018, students spoke out in an online petition with nearly 1,200 signatures, calling for the university to cut ties with private prison […]

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Opinion: The return to campus is a bad idea — and it will go wrong

Opinion: The return to campus is a bad idea — and it will go wrong

No college experience is worth dying over. But despite a lethal virus encroaching on every corner of the world, plunging it into a global pandemic, Belmont is on the verge of opening its doors for the remainder of the fall semester — a decision that is both patently unsafe and […]

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Belmont to allow remote learning, cancel fall break amid fall semester changes

Belmont to allow remote learning, cancel fall break amid fall semester changes

Sweeping changes will affect this fall semester’s schedule — with the cancelation of fall break and an option for fully remote learning only scratching the surface. The return to on-campus classes will include options for students to combine in-person and online learning to attend classes in a way that doesn’t […]

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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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