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As students return to campuses across Middle Tennessee, more of them are from overseas. Vanderbilt and Belmont have more than doubled their international freshman enrollment since 2009. Public universities like Austin Peay and Middle Tennessee State have also seen gains, and it isn’t by accident.

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Belmont University announced a plan Tuesday to merge with the Franklin-based O’More College of Design. This upcoming fall, all O’More students will move to Belmont’s campus in Nashville.

 

The plan will unite the two schools’ graphic design programs and sees Belmont taking on three others: interior design, fashion design and fashion merchandising. Belmont President Bob Fisher believes the merger comes at a good time, amid Nashville’s burgeoning fashion industry.

 

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Belmont University has received its biggest-ever donation.

Belmont President Bob Fisher announced Wednesday morning that the Ayers Foundation is donating $15 million to the school.

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Belmont University paid tribute to “Star Wars” on Thursday morning as the bell tower carrilon rang out an eight-minute medley from the iconic film score. 

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Nashville Mayor Karl Dean is joining the faculty of Belmont University, as a professor of history and politics.

The school announced Wednesday morning that the outgoing mayor will become a "visiting professor" after he leaves office this fall.

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By the numbers, the top team in the NCAA bracket is the 15th-seeded Belmont Bruins, though not in field goals and rebounds. If teams were going head to head based on academic metrics like graduation rates and GPAs, Belmont is the undisputed champion, according to Inside Higher Ed.