About 50 Belmont students attended a sit-in outside Dr. Bob Fisher’s office to protest what they call, “blatant discrimination” against women’s soccer coach Lisa Howe. “I want this to be visible solidarity,” said junior Christian ethics major Elli Whiteway. “We need to get this issue out of the closet.” The [...]
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The first of several planned protests against Belmont’s actions toward women’s soccer coach Lisa Howe was held Sunday on the edge of campus, with students bundled against the cold and holding handmade signs. Students cheered as passing vehicles honked their horns in support of their demonstration. “The reason we are [...]
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Lisa Howe is no longer women’s soccer coach at Belmont, but the fallout from her exit has prompted response from students, alumni and others that has not been favorable to the university. A resolution is circulating for faculty signatures which, if it is approved by the Faculty Senate, would call [...]
Update: Belmont University released a second statement late Friday afternoon regarding “the conclusion of Coach Lisa Howe’s employment at Belmont University.” According to the statement, the university and Howe agree that she “did not ‘resign’ from her employment. Neither was she dismissed.” The statement, released through Belmont communications director Greg [...]
After resubmitting paperwork to achieve recognition as a student organization on Belmont’s campus, Student Affairs has again rejected Bridge Builders, a group whose intended mission is to “examine the intersection of Christian faith and LGBT related issues through group discussion.” The group also sought recognition in the spring, but the [...]