President Dr. L. Greg Jones takes the reins at Belmont

President Dr. L. Greg Jones takes the reins at Belmont

Like many Belmont students, President Dr. L. Gregory Jones began his first day on campus at Bongo Java. After he officially took office as university president June 1, the university posted Jones’ first video address to students, faculty and staff Tuesday afternoon in which he laid out the goals for […]

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Behind the scenes of Old Time Radio Hour, an audio-only blast from the past

Behind the scenes of Old Time Radio Hour, an audio-only blast from the past

This spring, set your dials for the Belmont theater department’s Old Time Radio Hour. Inspired by performances of the past century, the Belmont theater department has reproduced classic radio shows from the 1930s and 1940s for an audio-only streaming series under the direction of theater professor Paul Gatrell.  The current […]

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Belmont’s Adreanna Parlette to compete in Olympic trials for long jump Thursday in Oregon

Belmont’s Adreanna Parlette to compete in Olympic trials for long jump Thursday in Oregon

Adreanna Parlette once worried that she peaked in high school; now, she’s headed to the Olympic trials.  The Belmont track and field record-breaker will compete in the long jump trials, which will take place Thursday night at the University of Oregon, after she placed within the top 24 long jump […]

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Opinion: Belmont has been silent about CoreCivic for too long

Opinion: Belmont has been silent about CoreCivic for too long

When students stand up, school administrations should listen. That’s what happened at Tennessee State University.  When TSU university president Glenda Glover announced that she would be joining CoreCivic as a board member in February, the backlash was immediate.  CoreCivic, a for-profit prison company in Nashville, fell under fire for accusations […]

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Full-service Chick-fil-A and new Einstein Bros. Bagels location to open on campus this fall

Full-service Chick-fil-A and new Einstein Bros. Bagels location to open on campus this fall

Updated dining options are coming to Belmont’s Curb Cafe and Beaman Student Life Center in the new semester. Curb Cafe, which previously was home to an express Chick-fil-A and Mein Bowl, is currently being renovated and turned into a full-service Chick-fil-A restaurant that will offer the chicken chain’s complete menu. […]

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Belmont’s Adreanna Parlette to compete in Olympic trials for long jump Thursday in Oregon

Belmont’s Adreanna Parlette to compete in Olympic trials for long jump Thursday in Oregon

Adreanna Parlette once worried that she peaked in high school; now, she’s headed to the Olympic trials.  The Belmont track and field record-breaker will compete in the long jump trials, which will take place Thursday night at the University of Oregon, after she placed within the top 24 long jump […]

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President Dr. L. Greg Jones takes the reins at Belmont

President Dr. L. Greg Jones takes the reins at Belmont

Like many Belmont students, President Dr. L. Gregory Jones began his first day on campus at Bongo Java. After he officially took office as university president June 1, the university posted Jones’ first video address to students, faculty and staff Tuesday afternoon in which he laid out the goals for […]

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What to know about Belmont’s new medical school

What to know about Belmont’s new medical school

Plans for the new Thomas F. Frist Jr. College of Medicine at Belmont University are taking shape after the university announced a name, location, and founding dean for the school. Pending approval from the Metro Planning Department, construction on the medical school building will begin in the near future, and […]

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Belmont President Dr. Bob Fisher speaks during an Opera announcement on the stage of the Belmont University Performing Arts Center at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, May 11, 2021.

A first look inside Belmont’s new performing arts center

With its ornate chandeliers, aqua-painted interior, tall domed ceilings and powerful acoustics, Belmont University’s new performing arts center is unlike anywhere else on campus.  One of the ongoing expansion projects along Belmont Boulevard, the unnamed theater is set to be completed this fall after almost three years of construction, and […]

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Dr. Fisher celebrates the "topping out" of the new Hall Hall dorm at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. October 20, 2017.

The man who built Belmont: Two decades of campus growth under retiring President Bob Fisher

After more than 20 years as university president, Dr. Bob Fisher will take the stage one more time April 22 to usher out his last graduating class of Belmont Bruins. Fisher, who announced his retirement in November, will leave behind a campus that he propelled from a dot on the […]

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COVID-19: Belmont’s year in review

COVID-19: Belmont’s year in review

After 13 months of coronavirus testing and social distancing, Belmont is beginning to rebound from the unprecedented effects of COVID-19. Since campus reopened for hybrid learning in early September, Belmont reported 820 positive cases among students, faculty and staff. This includes a spike in cases in the weeks following the […]

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What we’ve lost: Reflecting on a year of COVID-19

What we’ve lost: Reflecting on a year of COVID-19

Teacora Sherrill no longer sees the pandemic in terms of numbers. It’s hard to escape them – the number of hospitalizations, the number of cases in your state, the over-500,000 virus-caused deaths in America. They’re in television reports, headlines and daily conversations. As they grow and shrink, people have used […]

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Belmont’s Asian American Association to hold vigil, discussion roundtable in light of Atlanta shooting

Belmont’s Asian American Association to hold vigil, discussion roundtable in light of Atlanta shooting

Belmont’s faculty and students will come together to pause for prayer, mourn lost life and rebuke racism. To support grieving students given the recent Atlanta shooting, when Asian businesses were targeted and eight AAPI women were killed, Belmont’s Asian American Association will host a Zoom vigil Wednesday afternoon, as well […]

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Belmont earns first ever NCAA Tournament victory in program history

Belmont earns first ever NCAA Tournament victory in program history

Belmont claimed its first ever NCAA Division I Women’s Tournament win behind the play of its star freshman Destinee Wells who, again, played her best in the Bruins’ biggest moments.  “It feels great to have amazing coaches and teammates by my side,” Wells said after the game. “It’s good to […]

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Grace Blosser’s long road to country showcase winner

Grace Blosser’s long road to country showcase winner

Live music is in a strange state, given the global pandemic — but the paradigm change hasn’t slowed down 2021 Country Showcase winner Grace Blosser one bit. This win was a long time coming for the senior singer-songwriter from Naperville, Illinois, saying she’s been a fan of Belmont’s showcase series […]

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