The Room Where It Happened – Feature Story

Unlike the torrential downpours that occurred when Belmont hosted the 2008 Town Hall Presidential Debate, October 22, 2020 dawned with a bright blue sky, comfortable fall temperatures and not a drop of rain in sight. While the pleasant weather was a nice backdrop, all...

History Has Its Eyes On You – Feature Story

Without question, the eyes of the world were on Belmont and the city of Nashville as the 2020 presidential candidates met for the final time just 11 days before Election Day in this historic campaign. But beyond the global political implications, this debate brought...

Not Throwing Away Our Shot – Feature Story

When the second presidential debate, scheduled for October 15 in Miami, was canceled, all eyes turned to Belmont as the final host site. Determined to offer a safe and seamless event, the University dug deep to complete preparations and to demonstrate true Southern...

Wait For It, Wait For It – Feature Story

More than a year in the making, Belmont’s hosting of a presidential debate became a focal point for the campus and the city this fall. As preparations and programming commenced, the entire community looked ahead to Oct. 22 with great anticipation. It Takes a Village...