Dr. Fisher celebrates the "topping out" of the new Hall Hall dorm at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. October 20, 2017.

The man who built Belmont: Two decades of campus growth under retiring President Bob Fisher

After more than 20 years as university president, Dr. Bob Fisher will take the stage one more time April 22 to usher out his last graduating class of Belmont Bruins. Fisher, who announced his retirement in November, will leave behind a campus that he propelled from a dot on the […]

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Returning students reflect on the advantages of their COVID gap year

Returning students reflect on the advantages of their COVID gap year

When students registered for classes and signed up for study abroad trips at the end of 2019, they weren’t anticipating a global pandemic to alter their way of life for over a year. As COVID-19 shut down schools across the country, students transitioned into online learning with just a weekend’s […]

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Why Carlos McDay is this year’s Heart of Belmont honoree

Why Carlos McDay is this year’s Heart of Belmont honoree

Carlos McDay’s resume is four pages long. From enlisting in the Navy to working as youth sports coach, he has no shortage of titles and experiences. McDay has worked as a mailman, a police officer, a Belmont lab assistant and now, a graduating biology major enrolled in school to be […]

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COVID-19: Belmont’s year in review

COVID-19: Belmont’s year in review

After 13 months of coronavirus testing and social distancing, Belmont is beginning to rebound from the unprecedented effects of COVID-19. Since campus reopened for hybrid learning in early September, Belmont reported 820 positive cases among students, faculty and staff. This includes a spike in cases in the weeks following the […]

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Bruins Against Hunger food drive uses declining points for a community cause

Bruins Against Hunger food drive uses declining points for a community cause

Don’t toss away all those leftover declining points just yet — there’s still a little time to help some fellow Bruins put them to good use. Bruins Against Hunger is an initiative whereby students can donate goods purchased with leftover declining points to the Nashville Rescue Mission. Before April 20, […]

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Belmont students open a new store on Belmont Boulevard: Where The Well Things Are

Belmont students open a new store on Belmont Boulevard: Where The Well Things Are

The anticipated name of the new student-run store replacing Boulevard Records was unveiled Wednesday — Where The Well Things Are, a wellness store for the body, mind and soul. Though the store’s grand opening is planned for August, Wednesday’s name reveal was accompanied by a limited sale offering products the […]

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Belmont celebrates virtual Cherry Blossom Festival

Belmont celebrates virtual Cherry Blossom Festival

Though Nashville’s 2021 Cherry Blossom Festival was canceled, members of the Belmont community still gathered together virtually on April 7 to celebrate this symbol of Japanese culture. With musical performances, art demonstrations and informational presentations from Belmont students and faculty, the Zoom event drove home the significance of the beautiful […]

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Belmont pauses J&J vaccine clinics per FDA, CDC recommendations after rare clotting cases

Belmont pauses J&J vaccine clinics per FDA, CDC recommendations after rare clotting cases

Belmont has paused its rollout of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after federal health agencies reported six recipients in the United States developed blood clots within two weeks of receiving the shot. “Incidences of this blood clot disorder are extremely rare among those receiving the vaccine — the six individuals […]

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Learning to teach in a pandemic: Belmont student teachers navigate virtual learning in Nashville-area schools

Learning to teach in a pandemic: Belmont student teachers navigate virtual learning in Nashville-area schools

An elementary school music room looks a little different during a pandemic. Students are sitting six feet apart, wearing musician masks and covering their instruments with bell covers, and this is only on the rare occasions they are allowed to play together in person. Otherwise, band class is a sea […]

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Staying active in isolation with FitRec’s Fitpacks

Staying active in isolation with FitRec’s Fitpacks

The Fitness and Recreation Center is now offering Fitpacks — exercise equipment kits students can use to enhance their dorm room workouts. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, the FitRec gym on campus has been closed the entire spring semester, so staff have been offering virtual training and group classes activities […]

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Belmont receives 1,000 more COVID-19 vaccine doses

Belmont receives 1,000 more COVID-19 vaccine doses

Belmont has received another 1,000 doses of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine to be distributed this week, with vaccines available Thursday and Friday between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on the second floor of the Beaman Student Life Center.  “We will be expanding the number of days and times […]

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SGA launches 2021-2022 student feedback campaign

SGA launches 2021-2022 student feedback campaign

Belmont’s Student Government Association launched a new feedback campaign to hear and record student concerns for the coming year. The campaign aims to gather data from students through different online surveys, including questionnaires for specific minority groups on campus.  “The whole premise of this campaign is to gather student input […]

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