BREAKING: New parking structure at engineering building will add 300 spots

BREAKING: New parking structure at engineering building will add 300 spots

Construction will begin next spring on a new parking garage to be located behind the Fields Engineering Center on the north side of campus, university spokesperson Kim Chaudoin said. Set to provide approximately 300 parking spots, the new structure was announced at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. “We’ve known forever that parking is obviously a challenge on any university campus,” Chaudoin said. “This is part of a gift that was given earlier in the spring. A very generous donor, they were anonymous, gave a $22 million gift.” “Part of the gift was for the College of Business, and part of that is also for the parking structure. So, we have the funding now, and we were able to move on some plans we have been wanting to move on for some time, and so we are really excited about that.” It is unknown whether any of these spots will be reserved for faculty and staff. The exact date of breaking ground is not yet known. “When they start construction, the little gravel lot that has about twenty spots will be the only thing impacted,” Chaudoin...
BREAKING: Man arrested in High Rise for aggravated burglary

BREAKING: Man arrested in High Rise for aggravated burglary

A 59-year old man reportedly walked into High Rise early Tuesday morning, stole a wallet from a student’s dorm room and was apprehended by Metro Police. The man, identified as Alexander Baxter, is not a student, Metro Police said. University spokesperson Kim Chaudoin issued the following statement to Lumination Network via email. “The safety and security of our students is a top priority. As such, we have a number of measures in place to try to make the campus as safe as possible. In this instance those measures helped us quickly respond to the situation, alert the Metro Nashville Police Department and to apprehend the suspect without physical harm to any student. In addition to the safety measures the university has in place, it is also important for students to remember to practice good personal safety and awareness by locking their dorm room doors and not propping open outside doors leading into the dorm.” This story is developing. This story has been updated to add Chaudoin’s...
Man dies outside residence near campus

Man dies outside residence near campus

An incident occurred involving a man getting severely injured outside a residence close to Lipscomb’s campus on Thursday night. As a result of his injuries, the man died after being transported to the hospital. The incident began across the street near the intersection of Shackleford Road and Granny White Pike. Erin Duruelle, an individual who lives across the street, posted to NextDoor last night about the incident. In a post titled “Severe Trespassing in Green Hills Home,” Duruelle went on to describe the incident that left her “in shock.” “A police officer showed up at my home in Green Hills reporting that man had impaled himself on my back wrought iron gate and lost his pants in the process,” Durelle wrote. “He bled walking from my backyard to our courtyard (naked the entire time) and bled profusely before walking back to the gate and leaving.” Duruelle reported she was unaware of the incident until she was alerted by police. “There is blood everywhere in my courtyard and I am in shock…He was found, but I never thought this would have happened on my property here.” Lipscomb Vice President of Public Relations Kim Chaudoin provided a statement on behalf of the university: “The university is so sorry for the loss and hope he is identified soon so that his family can be notified,” Chaudoin said. “Our prayers are with them.” Lipscomb student Destiny Talatham was stuck in the traffic caused by the incident. “I see Patrick Cameron on the pond side with a flash light and [he] seemed to be searching for something on the pond hillside,” Talatham said, recalling...
Students cheat in new accelerated MBA program

Students cheat in new accelerated MBA program

Two-thirds of the 32 graduate students in Lipscomb’s new Fast Track MBA program were found to have cheated on an online, take-home final exam. “I found out from one of my colleagues who apparently heard from a student in the class,” said Dr. Joe Ivey, the professor of Applied Value Creation, the course in question, which ended in September. “Against the directions of the teacher and against the directions on the test, they decided to get together, and do the test,” said George Brammeier, a student in the class, who did not receive any help on the test. Twenty-one of 32 students in the brand-new program were found to be cheating on the exam. Lipscomb’s Academic Integrity Board oversees issues of cheating and plagiarism. The board does not step in unless it is a student’s second offense. For a student’s first offense, the consequences are at the discretion of the professor of the course. Ivey said he will meet individually with each student and decide what actions will be taken. Dr. Rick Holaway is in his first year as Lipscomb’s director of graduate programs, and said he was “disappointed” with the students. “In the College of Business, one of our values is credibility, which ties in honesty and integrity and all those sorts of things,” Holaway said. “So it’s really a good teachable moment.” Students were instructed to take the final exam online, through Canvas, from home. It consisted of two parts, with a majority of students doing poorly on the first section, Brammeier said. The second part, which the class took a week later, consisted of writing problems...
Apparent water main break causes problems on campus

Apparent water main break causes problems on campus

Lipscomb students awoke to an unpleasant surprise Saturday morning. An apparent water main break on the south side of campus left several buildings without water access. Water was seen gushing from pipes on a grassy hill between Sewell and Johnson Hall, leaving Sewell’s parking lot partially flooded. Sewell, Johnson and High Rise Hall were all without water late into the afternoon. “No sinks, no showers, no drinking fountains and no toilets,” senior High Rise resident Nathienel Hipsley said. “Luckily I filled my water bottle up last night so I had some to brush my teeth and take my pills.” Lipscomb spokesperson Kim Chaudoin sent an email to all Lipscomb students and faculty detailing the University’s plans to fix the problem. Water service was eventually restored to all University buildings other than Sewell by 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening. “The Campus Service Operations team will be shutting down water services to that end of campus from 2-5 p.m. today to make a repair that will restore normal water operations,” Chaudoin said in the statement. During the 2-5 p.m. window, water service to Allen Arena, the Student Activities Center, McQuiddy Gym, Johnson Residence Hall, Sewell Residence Hall, High Rise Residence Hall, Bennett Campus Center, Swang Business Center and the Burton Health Sciences Center was unavailable. Buildings on the north side of campus, like Bison Hall and The Village, were among those unaffected by the water issue. Lipscomb Dining Services has also returned to its normal operating schedule. The incident occurred as many University students and parents gathered on campus for Family Weekend, highlighted by the annual Tau Phi Cowboy Show Saturday night. This...
BREAKING: Trump cabinet member to speak at Lipscomb Thursday; ‘community gathering’ planned by DSC

BREAKING: Trump cabinet member to speak at Lipscomb Thursday; ‘community gathering’ planned by DSC

A high-ranking member of U.S. President Donald Trumps’s cabinet is set to visit Lipscomb this week. Alex M. Azar II, who was sworn in as Secretary of Health and Human Services on Jan. 29, 2018, will be the keynote speaker at a special Nashville Health Care Council event on Thursday at Shamblin Theater. The member-only event begins at 11 a.m. CT and is closed to the general public and University students, but it will be available via live stream. To make room for the event in the Shamblin, MASK Chapel, which celebrates diversity and inclusion, was cancelled this week. In Lumination’s original article, the word “protest” was used by those Lumination had previously contacted and who are planning to attend the event tomorrow, yet who are not DSC representatives. Originally, the DSC’s president, Leslie Garcia, was not available for comment, but she recently confirmed with Lumination that the DSC’s intent is not a “protest” of any kind, but rather a “community gathering.” “We are gathering and standing in solidarity with those who feel unsafe because of the presence of tomorrow’s speaker,” Garcia said. The Diverse Student Coalition has organized the gathering in Zebi’s Lounge from 10:40 – 11:40 a.m. The coalition is encouraging students to wear black to show support for students who feel unsafe by his presence. The DSC put forth a statement confirming the “gathering”: “[Azar’s] presence on this campus is a threat to our students of Latin descent, to our DACA students, to our students of color, to our students of Central and Latin American descent, and to our immigrant and refugee students . . . This is not...