Student tragically killed

joy — Friends remember senior’s upbeat personality. Facebook photo

Senior Jon Gregoire dies after being struck by train on restricted trestle Jon Gregoire, a 21-year-old Liberty University senior, died Saturday, Nov. 8 around 4 p.m. after being struck by an oncoming train on a trestle behind Riverside Park in Lynchburg. Gregoire, of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, was majoring in business administration-marketing …

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Student safety a concern

caution — Global Teams trips, such as this trip to Haiti, require special measures to ensure student safety and health. Photo provided

Measures taken to ensure the well being of students as they head overseas Every year, Liberty University commits to outreach efforts all over the globe, but with the ongoing Ebola outbreak, some question the safety of students traveling abroad. Between 600 and 800 Liberty students participate in study abroad programs …

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Professor delivers lecture

Worldview — Gary Habermas lectured and answered questions from crowd. Google Images

Gary Habermas speaks on theological topics of resurrection and afterlife More than 50 people came out to the Jerry Falwell Library Terrace Conference room Nov. 6 to hear Dr. Gary Habermas lecture as a part of the faculty book series. From 5 to 6:30 p.m., Habermas lectured on the resurrection …

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Louie Giglio preaches

step out — Louie Giglio gives advice on life. Photo credit: Joel Coleman

Famous pastor joins College for a Weekend to speak to Liberty students Louie Giglio, founder and pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia, drew thousands of students and visitors to the Liberty University Vines Center Friday, Nov. 7 with his Convocation message. “I’m gonna blow up the myth that …

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Santorum speaks out

u.S. — Rick Santorum challenges leaders. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Former presidential candidate criticizes the government for foreign policy Rick Santorum, a 2012 presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania senator and current CEO of EchoLight Studios, spoke for the first time at Liberty University’s Convocation Monday, Nov. 10. Following midterm election season, the senator’s speech was focused on foreign policy and religious …

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Oliver North inspires students

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Retired Marine addresses audience during military emphasis Convocation Liberty hosted its annual military emphasis Convocation Wednesday, Nov. 5. The Convocation featured guest speaker Lt. Col. Oliver North, retired U.S. Marine Corps, and included traditional military rituals. Convocation began with worship led by the Sounds of Liberty ministry team. After the …

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Votes make impact

Civic Duty — Students wait to cast ballots for midterm elections. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Students turn out for midterm race This year’s general election shifted control of the U.S. Senate from a Democrat majority to a Republican majority, changing the overall balance from a Republican House and Democratic Senate to a fully Republican controlled Congress. Ed Gillespie, former chair of the Republican National Committee, …

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Tribute to the Armed Forces

honor — Several events took place during Military Emphasis Week in order to give recognition to past and present U.S. soldiers who have fought for America’s freedoms. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Office of Military Affairs hosts time of appreciation for service members Liberty University held its yearly Military Emphasis Week (MEW) Nov. 3-11 to honor current members of the military as well as veterans. The week kicked off Nov. 3 with the Military Night of Remembrance to honor military members who …

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Trespassing: train tragedy

TRESTLE — Approximately 1,800 feet of Norfolk Southern train track runs above the James River, and pedestrians are banned from the track. Photo credit: Alyssa Bockman

Death of Jon Gregoire marks third fatality on James River trestle in three years The death of Liberty University senior Jon Gregoire, 21, Saturday, Nov. 8 marked the third train-related death at a trestle in downtown Lynchburg in the past three years. Gregoire was pronounced dead at the scene of …

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Trial team chosen

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By Felicia Hudson School invited for competition Liberty University’s School of Law Trial Team has been invited to compete in the National Civil Trial Competition (NCTC), which is one of the top trial competitions in the country. The NCTC selects 16 of the best trial teams from law schools across …

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Staver resigns

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By Josh Janney President announces dean’s exit Ten years after Liberty University’s School of Law was established in 2004, University President Jerry Falwell announced that the law school’s dean, Mathew Staver, had chosen to resign his position. The announcement of Staver’s resignation was not a surprise to Falwell or to …

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Godwin leaves legacy

Photo credit: Joel Coleman

By David Van Dyk Former provost retires after serving with Liberty for more than 20 years “My wife often called it my second marriage.” Dr. Ronald Godwin, former provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, was referring to his close friendship with the late Jerry Falwell, Sr. According to …

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New dean checks in

user-friendly — Angela Rice becomes new dean of the state-of-the-art Jerry Falwell Library.  Photo credit: Olivia Miorelli

By Lauren Glossner Library receives new director as massive program expands Angela Rice, the new dean of the Jerry Falwell Library, has been tasked with carrying on the vision of her predecessors. According to a Liberty University News Service article, Rice obtained her Master of Library Science through Syracuse University. …

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Campus celebrates the military

By Quinn Foley Office responsible for armed forces outreach hosts time of appreciation Military Emphasis Week (MEW) is a time when Liberty University faculty and students have an opportunity to pause and appreciate those who have served and are still serving in the U.S. Military. This year, MEW is being …

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Christmas charity underway

ecstatic — Operation Christmas Child has a long history of impacting people around the world during the Christmas season. Photo provided

By Emily Brown Samaritan’s Purse holiday operation offers students opportunity to give With Halloween in the rearview mirror and University Boulevard quickly taking shape as a winter wonderland, students at Liberty are now turning their focus to the Christmas season. In less than a week, Liberty will begin its first …

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