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Mayor Megan Barry Sends 2,000 New Belmont Students into Nashville to ‘SERVE’

Belmont’s newest Bruins spent the day before classes began for the fall semester serving their new hometown as part of SERVE, the University’s annual orientation service event. More than 2,000 freshmen and transfer students loaded buses across campus and spent the afternoon serving at Nashville public schools and a number of nonprofit organizations across the city including …

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Belmont Sends Largest Group of Students Abroad

In the summer of 2017, Belmont sent its largest group of students across the world for study abroad experiences. With more than 650 students participating in 34 programs, including Maymester trips, students will spend time in Greece, Brazil, England, France, Switzerland and Haiti, among many other locations. Belmont’s new Director of Study Abroad Dr. Thandi …

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Belmont Participates in Teacher Pipeline Coalition

Belmont University, in partnership with eight other teacher prep programs across the city, recently formed a coalition focused on the broken teacher pipeline, specifically related to a lack of diversity in Nashville’s teacher workforce. The Trailblazer Coalition completed a year of research and self-analysis on the pipeline, shared its findings and recently held a community discussion …

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Record-breaking enrollment finds University drawing close to its Vision 2020 goal

Belmont’s fall 2017 semester marked a record-breaking enrollment number for the 17th consecutive year as the University welcomed 8,080 students to the first day of classes, nearly triple the enrollment in 2000. Moreover, Belmont’s sustained and incremental growth is being accomplished through traditional, residential education. As part of its Vision 2020 strategic plan, Belmont aims …

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College of Law’s Mock Trial Team Second in the Nation After AAJ Victory

The Belmont University College of Law Mock Trial Team was crowned second in the United States at the finals for the American Association for Justice National Student Trial Advocacy Competition in Cleveland, Ohio. Belmont advanced to the national tournament after winning first place regionally, securing the regional trophy for the third time in four years. The American Association for …

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Delight Ministries: From Bell Tower to Beyond

One Friday morning, three Belmont sophomores with a passion for chasing God met in Belmont’s iconic Bell Tower with 20 other women who were interested in starting a campus-wide Bible study. The group named the study “Delight” and made it a regular occurrence throughout the rest of the semester. They established a mission of building …

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‘We Believe’ Campaign Surpasses $100 Million Mark

Ten months into the “We Believe” comprehensive fundraising campaign, Belmont University announced that donations recently surpassed $100 million, marking a major milestone toward a total $300 million goal by 2020.  The campaign focuses attention on five areas that are key to the University’s Vision 2020 strategic priorities, including scholarships, faculty support and missions. Total money raised …

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Belmont Welcomes Dr. Clayton-Pedersen as Scholar-In-Residence

Dr. Alma Clayton-Pedersen, chief executive officer of Emeritus Consulting Group, spent the week at Belmont as part of the University’s Scholar-In-Residence Program, a program created to celebrate diversity within higher education and encourage students to explore the field as a career option. An initiative of Belmont’s Welcome Home Team, the University’s cross-functional diversity and inclusion committee, …

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Belmont Named as a Sierra Club “Cool School”

Belmont University was recently included on the Sierra Club’s list of “Cool Schools,” a ranking released each year to recognize schools across the country who excel in areas of sustainability and conservation. Recognized with a “Gold” ranking, up last year from the institution’s Bronze status, Belmont received its highest scores in the ranking’s Co-Curricular, Energy …

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Belmont University Dedicates Newly Created Bruin Vets Center

Belmont University recently created the Bruin Vets Center (BVC). Located in Fidelity Hall, the BVC is a result of Belmont’s recent space reallocation process, a campus-wide initiative that encouraged all members of the Belmont community to request the use of available space across campus. The opening ceremony included remarks from Belmont’s Provost Dr. Thomas Burns, Commissioner of …

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Belmont Named to MONEY Best College List

Belmont was recently named as a MONEY Best College, among more than 700 (out of 2,000) four-year U.S. colleges and universities who deliver the best value. For MONEY, that means providing a great education at an affordable price while preparing students for fulfilling and successful careers. For its methodology, MONEY eliminated schools with graduation rates below …

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At No. 6, University lands in South region’s Top 10 for eighth consecutive year

Prospective students and other readers of U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 edition of America’s Best Colleges may think they’re seeing double, triple or more when they scan the latest college rankings as Belmont University lands high across multiple categories in the site’s recent publication. Landing at No. 6 in the Best Regional Universities—South field, …

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