We Believe campaign raises more than $200 million

We Believe campaign raises more than $200 million

Belmont’s We Believe campaign has raised more than $200 million toward its $300 million goal. The campaign, which is the university’s largest fundraising effort ever, launched almost three years ago, trying to raise $300 million in endowment by 2020. It’s focused on five areas that go along with the university’s […]

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Students react to Tropical Storm Florence

Students react to Tropical Storm Florence

As tropical storm Florence moves through the Carolinas, many Belmont students are anxiously watching to see how the storm will affect their homes and loved ones. The storm made landfall near Wilmington, South Carolina, on Friday morning and has since moved northeast into North Carolina and Virginia, with rampant flooding […]

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Belmont ranks No. 6 in U.S. News & World Report best regional colleges

Belmont ranks No. 6 in U.S. News & World Report best regional colleges

For the 10th year in a row, Belmont has ranked within the top 10 universities in the South region in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual College Ranking. This year Belmont tied with James Madison University, securing a No. 6 ranking out of 148 other southern schools. The university […]

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Jewish holidays not excused under Belmont attendance policy

Jewish holidays not excused under Belmont attendance policy

The Jewish High Holy Days began with the start of Rosh Hashanah Sunday, but some Jewish students won’t be able to celebrate with their families, because Belmont does not provide them with excused absences. The university doesn’t give excused absences for any holidays outside of the Christian tradition, said Provost […]

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Lee Beaman takes leave of absence from Belmont Board of Trust

Lee Beaman takes leave of absence from Belmont Board of Trust

Following the publication of allegations that Belmont Board of Trust member Lee Beaman abused his wife, Beaman has taken a leave of absence from the board. “Lee Beaman has requested and been granted by the Chairman of Belmont’s Board of Trustees a leave of absence from the Board until his […]

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Rented scooters prohibited on Belmont property

Rented scooters prohibited on Belmont property

The Birds are back in town. After Metro issued a cease-and-desist to Bird for its dockless electric scooters over the summer, Mayor David Briley approved an ordinance on Aug. 29 which will allow these “Shared Urban Mobility Devices” to operate in Nashville — with regulation. At Belmont, dockless, rented scooters […]

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Board of Trust member Lee Beaman influential in Nashville politics, philanthropy

Board of Trust member Lee Beaman influential in Nashville politics, philanthropy

Belmont Board of Trust member Lee Beaman made headlines on Friday after his wife accused him of sexual and emotional abuse in a divorce brief. The 20-page brief alleged Lee Beaman abused his fourth wife Kelly Beaman throughout the couple’s 17-year marriage. Lee Beaman also admitted to having sexual relations […]

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Board of Trust member Lee Beaman accused of abuse, cruelty in divorce documents

Board of Trust member Lee Beaman accused of abuse, cruelty in divorce documents

Board of Trust member Lee Beaman admitted to having sexual relations with his wife and a prostitute, according to a court brief filed Thursday by his wife as part of the couple’s divorce proceedings. The 20-page brief includes explosive allegations rife with sex, affairs and abuse. Lee Beaman and his […]

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Dr. Cheryl Carr receives grant to research women on Music Row

Dr. Cheryl Carr receives grant to research women on Music Row

Dr. Cheryl Carr, associate dean and associate professor in Belmont’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, recently received a grant to study the role of women on Music Row.  The study will not focus on gender equity or working conditions, but rather the history and stories of women […]

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Title IX director offers advice for navigating the ‘Yellow Zone’ for sexual assault

Title IX director offers advice for navigating the ‘Yellow Zone’ for sexual assault

You may not know it, but you’ve just entered the yellow zone — the time of year when students, especially freshman, are most likely to be sexually assaulted. “I don’t want to take the joy out of being a new freshman at Belmont,” said Lauri Chaudoin, Belmont’s director of Title […]

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Belmont Up ’til Dawn wins National Program of the Year

Belmont Up ’til Dawn wins National Program of the Year

Still reeling with excitement after winning the National Program of the Year Award this summer, Up ‘til Dawn members are looking forward to another successful year. Up ‘til Dawn is a nationwide program run by students on college campuses to raise awareness and funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. […]

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New residence hall brings the end of forced triple dorms

New residence hall brings the end of forced triple dorms

Erin Bailey was excited for her freshman move in at Belmont in the fall of 2017, but the experience was tainted by the fact that she had to move into a forced triple dorm room. “Moving in had an air of excitement, but it gradually got worse throughout the year,” […]

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