Travis L. Harvey, Editor-in-Chief – Travis is a senior Political Science major with a minor concentration in Music Business. The Flora, MS native has worked for several campaigns while a student at Belmont, the most recent of which was Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN 7). Travis is also a songwriter and has been active in the Nashville music scene for a few years now, after touring with his band Travisty Theory for several years. Travis is an active member of the Judicial Review committee in the Student Government Association and has led a charge this year to reform the way student organizations receive grant funding for various projects and events. He is a volunteer in TN Governor Phil Bredesen’s Mentoring Initiative, loves Congressional politics, and enjoys a nice pinot noir. Follow Travis on Twitter!
George Scoville III, Managing Editor – George is a senior Political Science and Philosophy double major. After growing up in Nashville but leaving to go to school in Massachusetts and New York, George returned to Belmont in January 2007. He served as the Membership Director of the Belmont College Republicans in 2007-2008 and has served as President of the College Republicans since the beginning of the 2008-2009 school year. During the summer of 2008, George worked as a Policy Analyst in the Public Sector Group of the Information Technology Association of America (now TechAmerica), where he worked on various cybersecurity issues, procurement reform, and transparency initiatives. He also attended the Camp David III seminar courtesy of The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, where he met with ambassadors, emissaries, policy leaders, and think-tank gurus over the course of an intense three weeks, trying to explore viable solutions to the Arab-Israeli conflict. In addition to volunteering for Belmont University’s DEBATE ’08, he and Belmont College Democrats President Ameshia Cross appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal. George is an active member of the Judicial Review and Policy Review committees in the Student Government Association. He loves political strategy, mass media and politics, new media, public policy, and Israeli politics. Follow George on Twitter!
Eric S. Deems, Deputy Editor – Eric is a sophomore Political Science and Business Administration double major and is a student in the Honors program. This young stalwart’s résumé impresses more than those of some middle-aged adults we know. In high school, Eric was a member of Boys Nation (2006) and spent a great deal of time in Washington hob-knobbing with various politicians. Since arriving at Belmont, Eric has become a brother of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, serves as the Chairman of the Policy Review Committee and the Chaplain of the Student Government Association, and has worked with senior administrators on various campus issues, from green initiatives to Student Handbook revisions. He is an accomplished pianist, a lover of luxury travel, and in his own words, likes to “…start at the top…and move sideways.” Follow Eric on Twitter!
Tyler Johnson, Chief Financial Officer – Tyler is a senior Business Administration major with a minor concentration in Economics. In addition to being a former NCAA scholarship swimmer at the University of Arizona, Tyler has taken undergraduate work at Belmont to a new level in the College of Business. He has worked feverishly with Dr. John Gonas during the current year, researching sub-Saharan Africa and developing viable non-profit concepts to stimulate the region’s economy without significant threat from rogue factions or tyrannical governments. He has also become very interested in the microfinance industry. Tyler is an active member of the Judicial Review committee in the Student Government Association. You can usually find him in the weight room – but if he isn’t there, you can probably spot him at a local coffee shop or in the library…believe us when we say you can’t miss him. Follow Tyler on Twitter!