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    Navigating the FAFSA maze: challenges and opportunities for universities

    The Department of Education has made changes to this year’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid; however, the changes have caused delays for universities across the country.  The previous form was time consuming with as many as 108 questions. Now, there are as few as 18 questions. Certain information is now taken from the filer’s tax return, removing the need to look at old tax returns. Ron Anderson, Associate Vice President of Student Financial Services, said, “We do we agree that the FAFSA had become too complicated and really liked the idea of, you know, less questions and more direct information coming from the Internal Revenue.” The form now provides…

  • Investigation,  News

    No outside dates at Lipscomb SGA formal, citing security and budget

    Once again, Lipscomb’s policy prohibits students from bringing outside dates to the Student Government Association’s annual student formal. The decision is rooted in security concerns and budgeting. Last year’s, dance floor beneath the Lipscomb University Student Body Formal sign. Photo courtesy of Kristi Jones. The Student Government Association’s President Janeyah Anderson, a junior double majoring in Law, Justice and Society and Urban Development and Policy from Hendersonville, TN provided insight into the rationale behind this decision by highlighting SGA’s core mission. Anderson explained, “The purpose of SGA is to enhance the student experience.” She elaborated on the financial considerations that influenced the policy, pointing out, “The SGA budget is sourced…

  • Campus Life,  News

    Lipscomb’s security improves campus safety

    Just months before the anniversary of the Covenant school shooting, Lipscomb Security is brainstorming ways to keep themselves and others safe. Stop the Bleed first aid classes are just some of the new offerings from Lipscomb security to make the campus safer for everybody. Lipscomb’s Captain Chris Warner will teach the safety awareness classes. Jeffrey Dale, chief of security, said, “That class basically is a situational awareness class. We’ll talk about stuff that we have here on campus, the Lipscomb Ready App, and all the services we provide. Then it’s about what do you do when you find yourself off campus?” The class discusses topics on how to keep yourself…

  • Arts and Entertainment,  Series

    What came first, the Ryman or the Opry?

    Republished from Boot Scootin’: a backstage look into country music, February 8, 2023. We all know and love the Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry, but which came first? The two share a close-knit history and are among the most popular stages every country artist dreams of performing on. The RymanLet’s start with the Ryman. The Ryman Auditorium is Nashville’s Mother Church and is a great venue to see some of your favorite artists perform. If you’re a history buff like me, you will also love the history that comes with the building. Thomas G. Ryman was a captain who lived in Nashville in the 1800s. After attending a…