One is a woman living in East Tennessee who calls herself a “Tenne-rican” because of her Puerto Rican heritage. The other is a native of Franklin, who joked she would fall in the “suburban mom bucket.” Nilsa Alvarez, 36, and Melissa Dick, 49, are both mothers of two, and like many Tennesseans, they’ve already cast […]
For a moment, it didn’t seem like it was going to happen. But after months of preparation, the last presidential debate has taken place without any major hiccups. The event marks a milestone for Belmont University.
Last night’s presidential debate thrust Belmont University into the national spotlight. And as protesters crowded the sidewalks outside campus, many students took the opportunity to protest their own college. Some students say they want Belmont to take a stronger stand on social issues.
A group wants Belmont to divest from CoreCivic, a for-profit prison company with close ties to the school and the Republican Party. It plans to hold a demonstration near campus Thursday, before the presidential debate.
The Belmont University lawn has been taken over by a giant white tent where reporters will camp out during the debate, spaced out across long tables. The platform for the debate stage is up at the Curb Event Center, complete with individual air vents for the candidates so they don’t sweat under the glaring lights.
The university sees this as an opportunity for the world to know more about Belmont. And they know this platform actually works.
The future of the third presidential debate, hosted by Belmont University in Nashville later this month, is uncertain after the decision by the Commission on Presidential Debates to switch the second debate to a virtual format. But university officials are still hopeful it will work out.
Enrollment is up at art schools across the country, but after 135 years, Watkins College of Art is closing its doors. The small Nashville art school has become the second in recent years to keep its memory alive by merging into Belmont University. In the weeks since the news broke, tensions have arisen between the […]
The president of Watkins College of Art came under fire Wednesday by a room full of students and faculty disheartened by the news that Belmont University will be absorbing the small arts school.
Rick Byrd, the coach of Belmont men’s basketball for more than three decades, announced today that he’s retiring, following a season of historic milestones.