Why you shouldn’t be afraid of failure

Why you shouldn’t be afraid of failure

If there is one thing I wish I had known as a freshman three weeks into my first semester of college, it is this: The high school attitude toward failure and the college attitude toward failure are not– and never should be– the same. If we boil high school down […]

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From the desk of the president: Aug. 28

From the desk of the president: Aug. 28

For the past few months honey bees have recaptured my attention. I cared for a beehive for several years when I lived in Arkansas but have only recently found a place for them in the urban life of Nashville. That place is on the green roof of the Wedgewood Academic […]

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Opening convocation celebrates history, looks ahead

Opening convocation celebrates history, looks ahead

Breaking from the tradition of giving a state of the university address at the opening convocation, President Bob Fisher celebrated 125 of Belmont’s unique aspects at the Curb Event Center Wednesday morning. “If this was a work of art,” Fisher said at the start of his remarks. “Belmont would be […]

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Behind the application: Belmont submits bid for 2016 presidential debate

Behind the application: Belmont submits bid for 2016 presidential debate

While Belmont turned in its application to host a 2016 presidential debate on March 27, the process took months of careful planning and preparation and involved many different aspects of the university. Belmont is among 13 other schools and two cities that have submitted applications to the Commission on Presidential […]

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From the desk of the president

From the desk of the president

Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed your break and are returning to campus rested and ready for spring. As I mentioned in my most recent Vision 2020 email update, a Vision Council comprised of 10 student leaders identified by SGA and Senior Leadership are meeting throughout the semester to engage […]

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Impeachment against SGA president fueled by VP, member says

Impeachment against SGA president fueled by VP, member says

Student Government Association Vice President Skyler Schmanski is allegedly behind the push to impeach the person he ran with: President Jeanette Morelan. Katie Wiseman, SGA representative and the point person behind the impeachment process, admitted that Schmanski pressured her to work on the legislation against Morelan. As a member of […]

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The $1.2-million man

The $1.2-million man

President Bob Fisher is one of the highest-paid private university presidents in the country, raking in $1,119,690 in the 2012 fiscal year, according to public tax forms. His total compensation increased 13.5 percent from his $968,435 salary as reported in the 2011 fiscal year. The fiscal year runs from June […]

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Students raise concerns over diversity, transparency and growth at Vision 2020 meeting

Students raise concerns over diversity, transparency and growth at Vision 2020 meeting

While university President Bob Fisher revealed his seven strategic priorities when crafting Vision 2020, Belmont students were more concerned with questions regarding Belmont’s growth, student fees and diversity at Monday’s Vision 2020 Town Hall Meeting. “I think that the revealing of Vision 2020 was a great opportunity for students to […]

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From there to here: opening convocation

From there to here: opening convocation

President Bob Fisher addressed students and faculty at his annual state of the school Opening Convocation on Wednesday, looking back at how far the university has come, but also planning for the future. Fisher started his remarks by showing a series of then and now photos of different spots at […]

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What really matters, President Bob Fisher speaks at inagural chapel convocation

What really matters, President Bob Fisher speaks at inagural chapel convocation

This story was co-written by Kirk Bado and Gracie Helms President Bob Fisher hosted the inaugural convocation in the new chapel at the Wedgewood Academic Center Friday morning, focusing on the gift of life that has been given to all students. A diverse crowd of athletes coming right from practice, […]

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Vision 2020 planning moves forward at Board of Trustees meeting

Vision 2020 planning moves forward at Board of Trustees meeting

Planning for the future was the main agenda at Belmont’s Board of Trustees meeting Thursday afternoon. The subject of the meeting was to examine student feedback to Vision 2020, the five-year plan for how Belmont will look by the year 2020. President Bob Fisher used a passage from the Gospel […]

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Scheduling woes dominate ‘Ask Dr. Fisher’ convo

Scheduling woes dominate ‘Ask Dr. Fisher’ convo

In an effort to take Belmont from being a “good” school to a “great” school, Belmont President Dr. Bob Fisher issued a stern warning in his semi-annual “Ask Dr. Fisher” convocation. “I’ve been bothered about the cases of substance abuse. I want everybody to know Belmont is committed to a […]

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