Students Discuss Virtual Welcome Week and Move-In Process

Students Discuss Virtual Welcome Week and Move-In Process

Jordan Shatto caught up with a few freshmen and Towering Traditions leaders to hear their experiences during Welcome Week, which went virtual due to COVID-19. They also talked about how the move-in process changed this year to accommodate Belmont’s new health and safety guidelines. — Produced by Madison Bowen and […]

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From “The Voice” to Belmont: Gracee Shriver reflects on her past, future in the music industry

From “The Voice” to Belmont: Gracee Shriver reflects on her past, future in the music industry

Having already fulfilled her dreams of  being a contestant on NBC’s “The Voice,” freshman Gracee Shriver is fulfilling another dream of hers — going to college in Nashville, Tennessee.  As a 16-year-old contestant on the competition show’s 17th season, the Oklahoma native worked with acclaimed artists such as country musician […]

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Presidential debate to halt in-person learning, restrict campus access

Presidential debate to halt in-person learning, restrict campus access

As move-in finalizes for residential students, Belmont’s attention is turning toward the presidential debate — which the university will host in only 37 days. And as a result, Belmont’s campus will begin to look a lot different for on-campus students to ensure their health and safety, as well as to […]

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‘Ethics was his passion’: Remembering Dr. Harry Hollis

‘Ethics was his passion’: Remembering Dr. Harry Hollis

In the early 1990s, when Dr. Harry Hollis proposed to begin a business ethics course at Belmont, he was pioneering something completely new. “He was really ahead of his time,” said Boyd Smith, current director of the Center for Business Ethics. “It all goes back to Dr. Hollis.” In those […]

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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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‘A human decency issue’: Students explore the politics of mask-wearing

‘A human decency issue’: Students explore the politics of mask-wearing

Students are back on campus for the first time in months, and Belmont has made its stance clear: no mask, no class.  And ever since the COVID-19 pandemic sent the country into lockdown in mid-March, the topic of cloth face coverings has become both political and divisive.  While research shows […]

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The first day back: Students react to campus return

The first day back: Students react to campus return

Belmont students are officially back in classrooms. And students are feeling a wide range of emotions — from excitement to nervousness.  “I am so glad to be back. It’s a little hot wearing a mask walking around campus. But having chemistry and chem lab and all that stuff, I’m just […]

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What to expect from dining services this semester

What to expect from dining services this semester

Belmont’s dining operations will look a lot different this fall in order to keep students socially distant and as safe as possible while on campus.  Dining services has implemented additional safety efforts such as touchless scanning systems in all on-campus dining options, limited seating in dining areas and a heat-mapping […]

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Belmont students react to California wildfires

Belmont students react to California wildfires

As wildfires blaze through much of California, Belmont students in and from the state are doing what they can to stay safe — and positive. As nearly two dozen different wildfires burn throughout the state, leaving more than 1.42 million acres burned and over 60,000 people evacuated from their homes, […]

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Students React to Belmont’s Return to Campus Plan

Students React to Belmont’s Return to Campus Plan

VNN’s Marissa Avnaim spoke with students to get their reaction to Belmont’s plan for in person learning in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic. — Produced by Jordan Shatto.

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Belmont announces 2020 debate programming theme: ‘The Ideas of America’

Belmont announces 2020 debate programming theme: ‘The Ideas of America’

The debate is approaching rapidly — and with it comes a slew of programs, speakers and unique opportunities for the Belmont community. Belmont released a list of scheduled events to happen on campus and virtually for the upcoming Presidential Debate centered around the theme, “The Ideas of America.” Though COVID-19 […]

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