Winter storm moves classes to remote format for entire week

Winter storm moves classes to remote format for entire week

A blanket of ice covered Nashville’s streets and sidewalks Sunday, pushing in-person classes to at least Wednesday, according to the university. In-person learning had been set to resume Tuesday, but the worsening weather conditions changed the plan. The university, in an email, said that this really wasn’t a major setback thanks to all the work that’s been put into remote learning during the pandemic. “Over the last 11 months, remote teaching and learning opportunities have proven to be effective and productive at times when in-person classes are not possible,” reads the university email to students. “We are fortunate to have the experience and technology in place to enable learning to continue during these unforeseen circumstances.” The National Weather Service has placed Nashville/Davidson County and several surrounding counties under a winter storm warning through 6 a.m.  Tuesday. The NWS warns of “major to extreme impacts.” Nashville Electric Service reported it is preparing for power outages and is encouraging people to prepare. This includes charging electronics and gathering flashlights with batteries, food and water. More snow and ice are expected overnight Monday, as freezing temperatures are expected to lock-in current conditions. The following campus amenities and nearby businesses are closed as of Monday: Lipscomb Units: Lipscomb Dining Units (excluding Bison Café, Starbucks and Bisons on the Go) Beaman Library Group Fitness Classes at the Student Activity Center Lipscomb Campus Store Local Businesses: The Well (all Nashville Locations) Kroger and Publix (Nashville locations closing early Monday, expected to reopen Tuesday) Baja Burrito Frothy Monkey Hattie B’s Hot Chicken Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint The Mall at Green Hills Chick-fil-a Melrose/Music City Trader Joe’s (Green Hills and White...
Gallery: Snow blankets campus and moves classes fully online on Monday

Gallery: Snow blankets campus and moves classes fully online on Monday

As the winter storm moves across the country, Nashville began to feel its effects. Saturday night’s cold temperatures caused roads to freeze and made travel difficult, but when the sleet and snow began Sunday, roads began to close, and Nashvillians were encouraged to stay home. The university made the decision to move all classes online for Monday and decisions about subsequent days are pending. Students got out to enjoy the snow with sledding and snow ball fights, while maintenance crews tried to clean the sidewalks and keep campus...
Senate acquits former President Trump in historic impeachment trial tied to bloody attack on Capitol

Senate acquits former President Trump in historic impeachment trial tied to bloody attack on Capitol

Former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial ultimately ended with seven Republicans joining Democrats in voting to convict him. the conviction vote. However, the 57  “guilty” and 43 “not guilty” tally fell short of the two-thirds supermajority needed to convict him in the proceedings that ended February 13. Tennessee Republican Sens. Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty both voted “not guilty,” joining a chorus of GOP senators who questioned, erroneously, the  “constitutionality” of the trial which accused Trump of “high crimes and misdemeanors” for his role in inciting the armed and deadly insurrection on January 6. The statements from the state’s senators are below: <blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>The House Impeachment Managers launched an unconstitutional show trial to humiliate the former President and his supporters. The Impeachment Managers have accomplished nothing but to extend the pain of the American people. They achieved one thing – Donald J. Trump’s acquittal.</p>&mdash; Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) <a href=”https://twitter.com/MarshaBlackburn/status/1360695049516892160?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw“>February 13, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script> <blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>This impeachment charade is a waste of time, money and does NOTHING to help American families.</p>&mdash; Bill Hagerty (@BillHagertyTN) <a href=”https://twitter.com/BillHagertyTN/status/1360267978592444419?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw“>February 12, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script> President Joe Biden issued a statement following the acquittal: “The Senate vote followed the bipartisan vote to impeach him by the House of Representatives,” Biden said. “While the final vote did not lead to a conviction, the substance of the charge is not in dispute. Even those opposed to the conviction, like Senate Minority Leader (Mitch) McConnell, believe Donald Trump was guilty of a ‘disgraceful dereliction of duty’ and ‘practically and morally responsible for provoking’ the violence unleashed on the Capitol.”...
Lipscomb completes 1st sweep of Jacksonville since 2004-2005

Lipscomb completes 1st sweep of Jacksonville since 2004-2005

After holding Jacksonville to only nine field goals on the afternoon, Lipscomb walked away with their biggest win ever against the Dolphins 63-36. Lipscomb freshman guard and reigning ASUN freshman of the week Jordan Peete and Jacksonville junior guard Deshari Graham traded layups to start off the afternoon, but this two-point tie would be the closest the Dolphins would get to the Bisons for the rest of the game.  Although both teams suffered from inconsistent scoring throughout the game, it was the Lady Bisons who capitalized on more opportunities, due in large part to the 54 rebounds Lipscomb had. The Bisons shared the ball and the scoring, and as a result, although no players made it into double-figures for Lipscomb, 13 players scored, and all 14 eligible players played. Junior guard Jane Deason, senior guard Lindsey Whiteside, and senior forward Taylor Clark led the way for the Bisons each scoring nine points. For the Dolphins, only two players scored more than one field goal, and the team as a whole combined for nine field goals and 16 free throws. Senior guard Alexis Pierce scored two three-point baskets and finished the afternoon with 11 points. Winning both games on the weekend gives Lipscomb their first sweep of Jacksonville since the 2004-2005 season. With the win this afternoon, the Lady Bisons improve to 9-7, 6-4 ASUN and remain undefeated at home for the season. Lipscomb is currently fourth in the ASUN conference standings, but they still have to play North Florida, Kennesaw State, and North Alabama in the coming weekends.  Next week’s ASUN women’s basketball slate will be announced on Monday...
Senate acquits former President Trump on impeachment charges related to insurrection

Senate acquits former President Trump on impeachment charges related to insurrection

This weekend, Former President Trump faced his second impeachment trial that was in regards to the insurrection in January. Ultimately, it ended with seven Republicans joining Democrats in the vote to convict Trump. However, the 57 “guilty” and 43 “not guilty” tally fell short of the two-thirds supermajority needed. Tennessee Republican Senators Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty each voted “not guilty”, while calling into question the “constitutionality” of the trial. Read their statements below. The House Impeachment Managers launched an unconstitutional show trial to humiliate the former President and his supporters. The Impeachment Managers have accomplished nothing but to extend the pain of the American people. They achieved one thing – Donald J. Trump’s acquittal. — Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) February 13, 2021 This impeachment charade is a waste of time, money and does NOTHING to help American families. — Bill Hagerty (@BillHagertyTN) February 12, 2021 President Joe Biden issued a statement following the acquittal: “The Senate vote followed the bipartisan vote to impeach him by the House of Representatives. While the final vote did not lead to a conviction, the substance of the charge is not in dispute. Even those opposed to the conviction, like Senate Minority Leader McConnell, believe Donald Trump was guilty of a ‘disgraceful dereliction of duty’ and ‘practically and morally responsible for provoking’ the violence unleashed on the Capitol.” PREVIOUS: The impeachment trial for former president Donald J. Trump began Tuesday morning. Trump became the first-ever president to be impeached twice when the House of Representatives voted on Jan. 13 to charge him for “incitement of insurrection”. The vote passed 232-197. Now, the trial has...
Late goal from Wood seals Lipscomb win over ETSU

Late goal from Wood seals Lipscomb win over ETSU

NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb men’s soccer team earned an enthralling 2-1 win over the East Tennessee State Buccaneers on Saturday afternoon. The afternoon was a chilly one, as flutters of snow fell at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex as a backdrop to a fiery matchup. The ETSU Bucs traveled from Johnson City with only victory in mind, but Ryan Dougherty quickly set the visitors back a peg. The junior midfielder from Pennsylvania put away a free kick after just six minutes to give Lipscomb their third game-opening goal in their first three matches. Dougherty’s unassisted goal was his first of the season. ETSU responded well, but a stout defensive line from Lipscomb kept the Bucs out of the net until 30 minutes in, when senior defender Austin Bilhmeyer set up senior forward Jared Leheta for the equalizer. The Montreal man put ETSU back on level terms, a scoreline that would hold for the rest of the half. It was a clean first half, but the yellow cards came out in droves from the onset of the second half. Within just 18 seconds, South African junior midfielder Luto Tom received the game’s first disciplinary action, the first of four yellow cards over the course of the game for the Bucs. Meanwhile, Lipscomb accrued three yellows via sophomore defensive midfielder Thomas Priest, sophomore attacking midfielder Alejandro Lopez, and freshman forward Javanne Smith, last week’s recipient of two National Player of the Week honors. Outside of fouls, it was a less eventful second half of play, with one exception being a long-range effort from Lopez. The Costa Rican nearly gave Lipscomb a second...