Opening Convocation and first day of school at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, August 21, 2019.

Dr. Fisher kicks off the new school year at Opening Convocation

University President Dr. Robert Fisher welcomed students to a new school year this morning and updated the campus community on the progress toward Vision 2020. After an opening prayer from Vice President of Spiritual Development Todd Lake and a welcome from Provost Thomas Burns, Dr. Fisher took the stage. Comparing […]

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International Market to close in July with plans to reopen

International Market to close in July with plans to reopen

Nashville staple International Market & Restaurant on Belmont Boulevard will close its doors on July 31 after serving Belmont students and Nashville natives since 1975.  “Of course I am sad but it is also bittersweet,” said Anna Myint, the daughter of Patti Myint.  Opened by Patti and her husband Win […]

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Mayoral debate reveals major differences in candidates policy views

Mayoral debate reveals major differences in candidates policy views

Discussions grew heated Tuesday night when Nashville’s four leading mayoral candidates came together at Belmont for their first televised debate.  Mayor David Briley, state Rep. John Ray Clemmons, At-Large Council member John Cooper and former Vanderbilt University professor Dr. Carol Swain’s widely differing views on everything from education to policing […]

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Dean Patrick Raines from the Jack C. Massey College of Business retires

Dean Patrick Raines from the Jack C. Massey College of Business retires

Dean Patrick Raines of the Jack C. Massey College of Business will be retiring at the end of July, said Dr. Thomas Burns in an email on Thursday. After 16 years at Belmont, Dean Raines leaves the school of business a very different school than it was over a decade […]

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Sneak peek of Ken Burns’ new film ‘Country Music’ airs at Belmont

Sneak peek of Ken Burns’ new film ‘Country Music’ airs at Belmont

A sneak peek of Ken Burns’ upcoming documentary film “Country Music” aired to a sold-out Curb Event Center on Wednesday night. The film — directed and produced by Burns — will officially air on the Public Broadcasting Service Sept. 15. The eight-part, 16-hour film traces the history of country music […]

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Ken Burns unveils two signed guitars from new documentary film

Ken Burns unveils two signed guitars from new documentary film

Ken Burns joined Dr. Robert Fisher to honor country music history by adding two signed Martin D-28 guitars to the Gallery of Iconic Guitars on Wednesday. The guitars were signed by 76 of the artists interviewed in Burns’ 16-hour eight-part series from the Public Broadcasting Service called “Country Music,” which […]

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Nashville mayoral debate to be hosted at Belmont

Nashville mayoral debate to be hosted at Belmont

A debate between the leading Nashville mayoral candidates will be televised from Belmont University on June 25, the university announced Wednesday. Co-hosted by The Tennessean and News Channel 5, the debate will take place at the McAfee Concert Hall in preparation for the Aug. 1 election. University president Dr. Robert […]

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Belmont Vision places first for TV Newscast from Associated Press

Belmont Vision places first for TV Newscast from Associated Press

The Belmont Vision won first place for television newscast at the Tennessee Associated Press College Awards on Saturday. The Vision won eight overall awards, including seven individual awards for staff members. Zach Gilchriest won first place for online spot coverage. Elia Despradel won first place for online graphics design. Caitlin […]

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Belmont announces new parking garage and tennis courts

Belmont announces new parking garage and tennis courts

Belmont announced Wednesday it will build a massive new parking garage topped with six tennis courts behind the Trout Theatre and McAfee Concert Hall. The project will be built by January of 2021, according to a press release. Along with a 831 capacity garage, there will be six NCAA Division […]

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Library renovations bring new museum and updated lobby

Library renovations bring new museum and updated lobby

The Frederick Hart Museum was recently opened in the Lila D. Bunch library along with a renovated lobby.

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Construction of performing arts center affects nearby residents

Construction of performing arts center affects nearby residents

The construction of Belmont’s newest project has brought with it blasting, road closures and the concerns of neighbors whose 19th century homes may be at risk of damage. Construction and the complications that come with it are now part of the Belmont experience; most recently, the addition of a performing […]

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Campus Security offers tips to avoid the “bump and rob” crime

Campus Security offers tips to avoid the “bump and rob” crime

VNN’s Jordan Shatto spoke with Campus Security and a Metro Nashville officer about a new crime that is occurring in Nashville. —  

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