UPDATE: Suspect in Monday morning rape, kidnapping near Belmont’s campus arrested

UPDATE: Suspect in Monday morning rape, kidnapping near Belmont’s campus arrested

Jason Jarrell Williams, the primary suspect in Monday morning’s rape, kidnapping and robbery of a 25-year-old Belmont-area woman has been arrested by Metro Nashville Police, according to a Campus Security alert. Williams was caught just five miles away from the Portland Court Apartments where the crime occurred, according to the […]

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UPDATE: Suspect identified in rape, kidnapping

UPDATE: Suspect identified in rape, kidnapping

 Jason Jarrell Williams, 31, has been identified by Nashville Sex Crimes Unit detectives as the suspect accused of raping, robbing and kidnapping a woman in the Belmont area Wednesday morning, according to a Nashville Metro Police press release. Williams is at large at this time, and was last seen in […]

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Possible sexual assault, abduction reported near Belmont’s campus

Possible sexual assault, abduction reported near Belmont’s campus

Metro Nashville Police responded to a report of a woman being abducted from her Portland Court apartment near Belmont’s campus around 6 a.m. on Monday. The suspect entered the woman’s apartment sometime between 4 to 5 a.m. and assaulted her, then forced her to drive him to an ATM and […]

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Meet the Staff: Jason Saitta

Meet the Staff: Jason Saitta

I’m Jason Saitta and I’m the audio manager for the Belmont Vision. I sometimes go by Steve. Don’t ask why. I’ll respond to Jason, Steve or “hey, guy.” When I’m not doing audio-related things, I’m probably sleeping or taking a long walk on the nearest beach, virgin piña colada in […]

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More students are getting treatment for anxiety on college campuses.

UPDATE: Belmont hires 3 counselors, says provost

Belmont has hired two contract counselors and at least one more is expected to be in place by the end of next week, said Provost Dr. Thomas Burns. “I believe one has already started. I believe the other would be starting probably early next week,” Burns said. “There really shouldn’t […]

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SGA President Chris Dickerson responds to counseling cuts

SGA President Chris Dickerson responds to counseling cuts

Belmont University Student Government Association President Chris Dickerson said he “must respectfully disagree” with Belmont’s decision to eliminate nearly half the staff of Counseling Services. “It’s not appropriate now, before finals, it’s not appropriate at the beginning of the year when new students are adjusting to this new life, it’s […]

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UPDATE: Overnight construction not authorized by Belmont

UPDATE: Overnight construction not authorized by Belmont

This is an update to the initial article, “Residence hall construction continues into early hours, angers students,” posted on Wednesday. Dickens Hall residents received an email from Vice President for Finance and Operations Steve Lasley explaining why construction continued into the early hours of Wednesday morning. R.C. Mathews, the construction […]

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More students are getting treatment for anxiety on college campuses.

Counseling Services cut nearly in half, loses three employees

  Within the past week, three employees have been removed from the Office of Counseling Services staff page — including the director and assistant director. Peg Leonard-Martin, the former director of Counseling Services, is no longer employed at Belmont as confirmed by Human Resources on March 20. In addition, Georgia […]

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Residence hall construction continues into early hours, angers students

Residence hall construction continues into early hours, angers students

Loud construction into the early hours of Wednesday morning at the new residence hall site in the Hillside area of campus angered several students who said it disrupted their sleep. After hearing the noise outside her Hillside apartment, sophomore Kaitlin Barnett used an app to measure the volume of the […]

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BELL Core forum allows discussion, input from students

BELL Core forum allows discussion, input from students

For the first time since the BELL Core reformation proposal in February, students were given the opportunity to gather and ask questions in a structured setting. On March 16, a BELL Core Reform Student Forum was held in the Janet Ayers Academic Center. At the event co-sponsored by the Student […]

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Upcoming events celebrate Women’s History Month, teach students

Upcoming events celebrate Women’s History Month, teach students

Even though Women’s History Month is just about halfway finished, there are still some upcoming events that cannot be missed. They are imperative to one’s safety, art and convocation credit interests. One of those events was A Walk in Their Shoes. The convocation was held on March 13, and it […]

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SGA brings back Coffee and Conversations, addresses student concerns

SGA brings back Coffee and Conversations, addresses student concerns

On Wednesday morning, the Student Government Association served up free coffee with a slice of opportunity for students to air grievances. As an installation of their recurring program, Coffee and Conversation, SGA members manned tables in high traffic locations around campus, including the Beaman and the lobby of Massey. Truthfully, […]

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