Negating the opposition

Liberty debate team ends season in first place in the Cross Examination Debate Association championship, beats out teams including Harvard, Cornell and NYU The Liberty University debate team brought its season to a close with a win in the Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) championship and had a varsity team make it to the quarterfinals. The team started the semester […]

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Digging deep with DIRT talks

The Center4ME hosts its final forum for the semester on stereotypes The Center for Multicultural Enrichment (Center4ME) hosted its last Diversity, Integration, Reconciliation and Transition (DIRT) talk of the spring 2017 semester entitled, “Stereotypes: ‘More to me than the eye can see’” Thursday, April 13 at the Center4ME in the Montview Student Union. The forum-style DIRT talk focused on dismantling […]

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The year of the elephant

New College Republicans chairman prepares club for upcoming election season Newly elected Chairman of College Republicans at Liberty University (CRLU) John Wood is gearing up to introduce new organizational methods to the club, offer members valuable networking experiences with political leaders and continue to promote the Republican Party starting fall 2017. Wood ran for president of CRLU uncontested. Rather than […]

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Adding up successes

Ad team beats UVA, UNC in the Regional Student Advertising Competition When the judges called their school’s name, Liberty University’s advertising team erupted with excitement. “Everybody but our professor and the one guy on the team started crying,” Caitlyn Richard, the team’s general manager, said. The team earned first place in the district-level round of the National Student Advertising Competition […]

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Narrow victory

Johnson, Cave chosen as student body president and vice president, election decided by 151 votes After a tight race between three campaigns, Caleb Johnson and his running mate Jared Cave won the 2017-2018 Liberty University Student Government Association election Friday, April 21. Johnson and Cave received 1,872 votes — 47 percent of the more than 4,000 votes cast. Chris Ragan […]

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Rewritten & revamped

Degree completion plans changed and updated Liberty University’s Office of the Provost and College of General Studies have worked with deans and faculty to create a comparable Degree Completion Plan (DCP) between residential and online degree programs that will take effect in fall 2017. Provost and Chief Academic Officer Ron Hawkins said the university recently completed its 10-year reaffirmation with […]

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Raising their voices

Students express their concerns and questions at the town hall meeting The theme of the town hall meeting hosted by the Dean of Students office Wednesday, April 19 was diversity in all its forms. The meeting was a time for students to speak directly to 10 panelists who represented various offices at Liberty, including Residence Life, Transit, LUPD, Auxiliary Services, […]

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Service with a smile

Serve Lynchburg event dispenses more than 1,600 volunteers across the city The storms that gathered in the sky April 22 did not deter the 1,600 Liberty University students, faculty and staff who gathered for Serve Lynchburg, a one-day volunteer initiative to serve more than 50 local organizations throughout the city. LU Serve coordinated Serve Lynchburg as a way for Liberty […]

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Liberty hosts GOP debate

The Virginia Republican Gubernatorial Debate held at Liberty University’s concert hall Thursday, April 13 yielded polite conversations about policy and displayed aggressive accusations and mudslinging over controversial issues such as Obamacare, immigration and the economy. Throughout the debate, Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart attacked fellow candidate and former RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie, portraying him as a […]

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Spreading love to LYH

Students and Lynchburg locals to serve Lynchburg community April 22 Students and faculty will have the opportunity to serve the Lynchburg community through a variety of service projects during the upcoming Serve Lynchburg event April 22. From working with animals at the Lynchburg Humane Society to beautification projects with Lynchburg Parks and Recreation, there are many projects for each participant. […]

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Protesting through service

Lynchburg Democratic Committee to host service day during commencement The Lynchburg Democratic Committee (LDC) will be hosting a Day of Action to serve the community May 13 instead of protesting President Donald Trump while he speaks at Liberty University’s Commencement. First Vice Chair of the LDC and Liberty graduate Maria Childress said the Day of Action is meant to channel […]

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Taking on a new role

Liberty alumnus stepped up to become Lynchburg’s fourth sheriff March 31 Lynchburg’s Deputy Sheriff Don Sloan, Liberty alumnus and former LUPD member, was officially appointed as the city’s fourth sheriff March 31 following the early retirement of Sheriff Ron Gillispie. Sloan will also be running to keep the position in the June 13 primary. After 22 years with LUPD and […]

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Never turning back

Lynchburg City Council plans to continue use of one-way streets downtown The Lynchburg City Council unanimously voted against the conversion of Main Street to two-way traffic, meaning Downtown Lynchburg’s Main Street will continue to operate with one-way streets. City Manager Bonnie Svrcek said the city council adopted a master plan in 2001 for downtown Lynchburg in order to guide planning […]

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Provost in-chief

Hawkins, Gutierrez receive new titles A recent reorganization of Liberty University’s Provost’s Office has changed Provost Ron Hawkins’ title to provost and chief academic officer, and a new co-provost will oversee online academic programs. According to Hawkins, his move from vice president for academic affairs to chief academic officer is a clarification and redefinition of the provost’s role, not a […]

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Fighting the fires

LU Send Now Team constructs two homes in Chile LU Send Now sent a team of eight students and two leaders to Constitucion, Chile from March 25 to April 2 to build two prefabricated houses for families who lost their homes in the January and February wildfires. NPR reported the wildfire as the worst in Chile’s history resulting in 2,300 […]

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