Liberty University’s Love Your Melon’s spring initiative to raise awareness of leukemia

Liberty University’s Love Your Melon crew, under new leadership, is looking forward to the “Be the Match” drive happening throughout the spring 2019 semester. The goal of this initiative is to raise awareness of leukemia, the most common form of pediatric cancer.  Jade Walker, a senior majoring in Family and Child Development, was recently appointed to head up the initiative […]

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Liberty University journalism teacher puts together a sports reporting seminar Feb 11-12

Journalism professor Deborah Huff watched her dream of hosting a sports reporting seminar unfold as students gathered in Green Hall Feb. 11-12 to participate in Football & Facebook.  The idea for the seminar surfaced when Huff wrote a paper for her graduate class on social media and how it has shaped the sports reporting field. As part of her paper, […]

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Liberty University United Nations Association hosts first meeting

By 2030, 167 million children worldwide will live in poverty. Liberty students in the Liberty University United Nations Association want to change that.  Around 30 members of LUNA assembled in the Jerry Falwell Library Scholar’s Lounge for its first official meeting Feb. 11 to discuss the topic of poverty.  “I want this club to not only be called the United […]

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Liberty University’s Forensics Speech Team competes in last regional tournament of the season Feb 8-9

The Liberty Forensics Speech Team competed in the last regional tournament of the season at Gaston Day School Feb. 8-9, bringing home 11 individual awards and clinching the third-place spot.  With 84 awards already under their feet, the team has two national tournaments on the schedule for March. Sharpe, Evan Young, Lily Mathes and Kay Wills will be attending the […]

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Liberty University Family and Child Development Association’s makes valentines for children

Over a chocolate fountain, the Liberty University Family and Child Development Association (FACDA) hosted its first meeting of the semester Monday, Feb. 11, and brainstormed ways to partner with a local organization.  The 60 attendees made valentines for children involved with Park View Community Mission, a Lynchburg organization that, according to its website, “works to restore the lives of families […]

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Liberty University starts new student-run television show called “Fuse”

“An entertainment variety show featuring club sports athletes and their lives,” was the pitch that kickstarted Liberty University’s new student-run television show: FUSE.  FUSE began in 2018 when Liberty Flames Sports Network student workers decided they wanted to get more out of their college experience.   “It was time for a student-run show to happen on campus that wasn’t involved […]

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Liberty University celebrates cultures around the world during Global Focus Week

Liberty University’s spring Global Focus Week offered a score of opportunities for college students to learn about life overseas and contribute to missions around the world. With dozens of outreach organizations represented on Liberty’s campus, students were exposed to the common goal of meeting spiritual and physical needs across the globe.  Representatives from Compassion International and Christar epitomized the heart […]

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Commuter Student Life Second Annual Winter Gala tickets available, proceeds to help homeless

Commuter Student Life will host its fanciest event of the year Feb. 21 from 7 to 10 p.m. — the second annual Winter Gala in the LaHaye Event Space. Commuter Student Life is holding the event to raise money through a raffle for Miriam’s House, a local charity that supports homeless families. Gretchen Cline, assistant director of graduate student life, […]

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Liberty University’s debate team wins Rutgers University Round Robin tournament

On Jan. 20, Liberty Debate teammates Michael Harrington and Briana Thomas won the Rutgers University Round Robin debate tournament, defeating teams from Baylor and UC Berkeley.  “It was a long process,” Harrington said. “The teams who went there were really talented teams. A little work and faith, and we got it done.”  Harrington had never debated before coming to Liberty. […]

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Jefferson Street implements paid parking lots

Jefferson Street in downtown Lynchburg – a street lined with small businesses and local restaurants – experienced a change Feb. 4 when paid parking was implemented in three parking lots where customers and employees could previously park for free.  According to Lynchburg Parking Manager Dave Malewitz, the decision to implement paid parking is part of city hall’s long-term project to […]

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The U.S. Department of Education proposed to amend regulations of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

The U.S. Department of Education, under Betsy DeVos’s leadership, proposed to amend regulations of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which federalizes more Title IX procedures, including a narrow definition of sex discrimination and procedures for mandatory cross-examination.  “I don’t think mandating live hearings with cross-examination is going to help universities or students,” Executive Director of Equity & […]

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