Belmont makes changes to Return to Campus plan

Belmont makes changes to Return to Campus plan

Changes are coming to Belmont’s Return to Campus plan — further delaying on-campus learning for a majority of students. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, undergraduate students’ classes are now planned to be conducted fully online from Aug. 19 through Sept. 4, with the HyFlex model coming into […]

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Fall semester to include in-person, online and HyFlex course formats

Fall semester to include in-person, online and HyFlex course formats

The HyFlex academic model is the crux of Belmont’s Returning to Learn plan — even if the finer details are still being worked out, leaving some students with unanswered questions.  Within the Returning to Learn plan, there will be three formats in which each class may be delivered.  Some classes […]

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Students, alumni call for Belmont to cut ties with CoreCivic

Students, alumni call for Belmont to cut ties with CoreCivic

A group of over 300 Belmont students and alumni is calling for the removal of three members of Belmont’s Board of Trustees with ties to CoreCivic. “We’re not taking no for an answer,” said Alexis Smith, one of the founders of the group Be Better Belmont. Based in Nashville, CoreCivic […]

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Students respond to Belmont’s plans for fall return to campus

Students respond to Belmont’s plans for fall return to campus

Bergan Lashlee is willing to comply with any Belmont guidelines in order to get back onto campus this fall to regain a sense of normalcy for her senior year.  “I’m just ready to be back on campus, so I’m honestly willing to put up with whatever they decide,” said Lashlee, […]

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Belmont announces detailed plans for fall return to campus

Belmont announces detailed plans for fall return to campus

Students will return to a fall semester at Belmont University in which classes will be fully online, fully in-person or a hybrid format that blends both, and all classes will have staggered start times. University President Dr. Bob Fisher emailed students Tuesday afternoon with the plan and included a link […]

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Editorial: Black students unpack the nature of being black at Belmont

Editorial: Black students unpack the nature of being black at Belmont

As black students at Belmont reflect on the latest instance of police brutality — the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer in late May — they have been working to process the grief and other emotions that have filled the last few weeks. Elements […]

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Belmont to meet with Black Student Association after Dr. Fisher’s response to racial tensions criticized

Belmont to meet with Black Student Association after Dr. Fisher’s response to racial tensions criticized

Belmont University is looking for ways to support black students on campus following criticism of university President Dr. Bob Fisher’s response following the death of George Floyd. After an email statement from Fisher caused minor controversies across the student population, Dr. Susan West announced Belmont will meet virtually with the […]

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Students launch petition to rename Urban Showcase, reformat series

Students launch petition to rename Urban Showcase, reformat series

Belmont University’s Urban Showcase is the center of a petition to stop using the word “urban” and to create more showcases to highlight African-American artists and musicians.  The petition, “Remove The Word ‘Urban’ and Redesign Belmont University’s Yearly Showcases,” has 973 signatures, and was created by Belmont student Claire Ernst, […]

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Students respond to fall semester schedule changes made due to COVID-19

Students respond to fall semester schedule changes made due to COVID-19

Mara Stoll is worried her Belmont education might not have the level of quality she’s come to expect next semester due to changes being made in the wake of COVID-19. “I am concerned that I will come back … and end up wasting my time with classes that don’t provide […]

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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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The Belmont nurses fighting on the front lines of a pandemic

The Belmont nurses fighting on the front lines of a pandemic

Belmont nursing adjunct professor Akhink Omer chose to be on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic because she knows what it’s like.  She’s been in the hospital bed. She’s struggled to breathe. She’s heard the scarily common diagnosis: “You’ve tested positive for COVID-19.” Yet, when she beat the virus, […]

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Belmont affirms commitment to students in light of Title IX changes

Belmont affirms commitment to students in light of Title IX changes

Belmont’s Title IX office reassures students that they will remain committed to students’ safety, in light of recent changes to Title IX regulations. On May 6, DeVos recently finalized changes to Title IX policies allowing those accused of sexual assault to challenge evidence and to conduct cross-examinations against their accusers.  […]

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