Freshman Kwesi Mensah downs half-court basket for free tuition

Freshman Kwesi Mensah downs half-court basket for free tuition

It was the shot of a lifetime. And it went in — nothing but net. Belmont freshman Paa Kwesi Mensah did the unthinkable Thursday night in the Curb Event Center and made the infamous half-court shot to get his next semester’s tuition paid in full. The feat has not been […]

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Vision News Network: November 2021

Vision News Network: November 2021

This month’s VNN includes coverage on an important Inauguration Week event, behind the scenes of Belmont’s production of The Diviners and the return of First on the Floor. – This video was posted by Jordan Shatto.

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Belmont UPS employee fired after students come forward with reports of harassment

Belmont UPS employee fired after students come forward with reports of harassment

A Belmont UPS employee was fired Tuesday after multiple students came forward with claims of harassment. This comes after reports of his inappropriate behavior circulated in response to a Belmont Confessions tweet authored by an anonymous female student who felt uncomfortable after the male employee made unwanted comments about her […]

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Belmont students pitch in behind the scenes at the Country Music Awards

Belmont students pitch in behind the scenes at the Country Music Awards

At country music’s biggest awards night, a healthy dose of Belmont Bruins walked the red carpet — but it’s unlikely you saw them on camera. The 55th annual Country Music Awards, held Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena, was staffed in part by Belmont volunteers who escorted talent at the awards […]

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This Veterans Day, Belmont kicks off a series of events honoring Bruins who have served

This Veterans Day, Belmont kicks off a series of events honoring Bruins who have served

The Bell Tower only lights up in color on special occasions, and this Saturday, it will glow green in honor of the veterans on Belmont’s campus. It will be one of several commemorations planned for the university’s Veterans Week, a series of events recognizing those who have served in the […]

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Students gather to protest Belmont’s lack of COVID quarantine housing

Students gather to protest Belmont’s lack of COVID quarantine housing

“What do we want? COVID housing! When do we want it? Now!” Voices protesting Belmont’s COVID-19 policies, led by sophomores Natalie Schilling and Caroline Shutley, filled the streets Wednesday as a group of students marched up 15th Avenue to the steps of the Janet Ayers Academic Center. Schilling and Shutley […]

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Belmont senior ties for second in 50-mile Nashville Ultramarathon

Belmont senior ties for second in 50-mile Nashville Ultramarathon

Keita Suzuki ran 50 miles in 7 hours, 21 minutes, but that’s not quite fast enough for him. “I wanted to break the course record, which is 6 hours and 32 minutes,” said Suzuki. Maintaining an average pace of 8 minutes, 30 seconds per mile to tie for second place, […]

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President Jones shares grand, Christ-centered visions for the future of Belmont in inaugural address

President Jones shares grand, Christ-centered visions for the future of Belmont in inaugural address

With the presidential medallion glinting around his neck, Belmont’s President Greg Jones invited the university and the Nashville community to join him in letting hope abound. At his inauguration ceremony Friday afternoon, Jones summed up his hopes for the university: that it would be Christ-centered and continue to have God-sized […]

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Preview the lineup of Saturday’s Christian Showcase

Preview the lineup of Saturday’s Christian Showcase

Three Belmont artists are tuning up for an evening of music, worship and praise in a showcase that honors the university’s connection to faith. “The other artists I’m performing with are super talented so that’s something I’m really excited about,” said Sully Bright, one of the three singer-songwriters in the […]

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Inaugural Panel: “Character, Purpose and Entrepreneurial Mindset” at Belmont University campus in Nashville, Tenn. November 4, 2021.nnVanderbilt Chancellor Dr. Daniel DiermeiernFisk University President Dr. Vann NewkirknBelmont President Dr. Greg JonesnNashville State Community College President Dr. Shanna JacksonnLipscomb University President Dr. Candice McQueennUSA Today Network/Tennessee Opinion & Engagement Editor David Plazas

Higher education is a driving force in Nashville

Nashville’s colleges and universities are responsible for equipping their students with the tools to change the world. “We need to ensure that we are bringing our fantastic graduates to the table to develop solutions to Nashville and middle Tennessee problems,” said Dr Candice McQueen, president of Lipscomb University McQueen was […]

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President Jones lifts up ‘Let Hope Abound’ inaugural theme in chapel service

President Jones lifts up ‘Let Hope Abound’ inaugural theme in chapel service

President Greg Jones’ 3-day inauguration celebration kicked off Wednesday with a message of hope, unity and Christ-centeredness at Belmont. Taking the stage for a chapel service in Massey Performing Arts Center, Jones echoed his inaugural theme of “Let Hope Abound,” encouraging those in attendance to learn to live together, not […]

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Phi Beta Sigma, Belmont’s one-man fraternity, is looking to grow

Phi Beta Sigma, Belmont’s one-man fraternity, is looking to grow

At Belmont University, the future of one of its eight nationally recognized Greek life organizations rests in the hands of just one member. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., which falls under the National Pan-Hellenic Council umbrella, otherwise known as the Divine Nine, is a historically Black fraternity founded at Howard […]

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