If you look closely at any given Belmont event, you might just catch the blur of a figure darting through the crowds and slithering along the sidelines. If you listen even closer, you will hear the faint click, click, click of his Sony camera capturing the scene. The blur is Sam Simpkins — Belmont’s beloved university photographer. Blink, and you might just miss him. When Belmont posted the job opening for a photographer in 2016, Simpkins jumped for joy. “I was like, ‘Ooo me!
Behind the scenes of breakfast, lunch and dinner at Belmont, university dining services are desperate for staff. Despite advertisements across Nashville, hiring incentives and pleas to the student population for job applicants, Belmont is still short-staffed at all the eateries on campus. “Ever since COVID has happened, the workforce has dramatically changed. People are afraid to come to work around crowds,” said Susan Matheson, general manager of Sodexo at Belmont. “I have s