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Liberty University has made national news with its recent promotional commercial starring former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. However, according to a statement released by Liberty’s General Counsel David Corry, the ad was not intended to support Gingrich as a presidential candidate. “Liberty University and Speaker Newt Gingrich have a long history together that predates his candidacy for the Republican nomination […]

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New developments in the psychology department

Liberty University’s Psychology Club is gearing up to make some major changes in the wake of the spring semester with a new name and program set for the future. The PsyComm, which stands for “The Psychology Community,” will replace Liberty’s current and smaller scale Psychology Club to become an all-encompassing organization that promotes the inclusion and unity of the entire […]

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Online ads get googled

Liberty University Online has found an innovative new way to reach global audiences using mobile marketing methods through Google searches on smart phones and other mobile devices. This past December, Google released a case study documenting Liberty’s success in mobile marketing in the education industry. According to the Executive Director of Admissions for Liberty University Online, Steve Peterson, Google saw […]

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Turner Gill to lead the Flames

New head football coach replaces Rocco For most students, Dec. 15, 2011, marked the end of another semester. For Liberty University football and new head coach Turner Gill, it marked the beginning of a new era. Just a week and a half after former head coach Danny Rocco accepted the head coaching position at the University of Richmond, the Flames […]

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Liberty considers GLTC billing

A miscalculation in billing from the GLTC caused Liberty to take a closer look at transit costs from company High transit costs and fees by the Greater Lynchburg Transit Company (GLTC) may be costing the busing company the business of Liberty University. In a report released by the GLTC board, Liberty’s payment for the 2012 fiscal year was miscalculated. The […]

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New parking plan takes effect

With continued parking problems plaguing the Liberty University campus, officials have required commuter students and some Campus East and Hill residents to re-register their cars. New decals have been made available to these students, Chief of Police Col. Richard D. Hinkley said. Hinkley said the reason is because the lots and the numbers of allowed vehicles per lot are different […]

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Students combat rising costs by renting textbooks

Rising textbook prices forced college bookstores and online providers to be creative in their marketing tactics. Renting textbooks is among the fastest growing means of ordering textbooks recently. With each book price dramatically cut, many college students saw renting as the perfect option. The Liberty University bookstore rental program was responsible for much of their success this semester. Half of […]

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Liberty honors Martin Luther King

Center4ME holds annual Let Freedom Ring event on 50th anniversary of the pastor’s visit to Lynchburg Liberty University celebrated the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the annual Let Freedom Ring event hosted by the Center for Multi-Cultural Enrichment (Center4ME) on Jan. 16, 2001. Students, faculty and the Lynchburg community gathered to pray, worship and reflect […]

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Liberty University community mourns loss

Tragedy struck the Lynchburg and Liberty Christian Academy (LCA) community Jan. 6, after LCA seniors Stacia Anderson, 17, and Breanna Boyd, 17, were killed in a single car accident. The four-door Honda Civic, operated by Anderson, swerved to the right side of Mayflower Drive, then swerved to the left and hit a concrete pole at a private business. Excessive speed […]

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Wards Road tunnel open for use

A tunnel allowing students passage between Liberty University residential dorms and Wards Road is now open for travel. Discussions to construct the tunnel began in 2006, but Liberty needed to gain the necessary approvals before the university began its renovations, Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. said. The normal method for building tunnels under railroad tracks, according to Falwell, consists of building […]

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Liberty trustee dies in plane crash

Tom Coble best remembered for his love of flying and his service to other people Liberty University Board of Trustees member and 1976 graduate Tom Coble died in a plane crash near Gadsden, Ala. on Friday, Jan. 20. Coble, 58, was returning to North Carolina after taking his L-39 Albatross fighter jet for routine maintenance when the plane caught fire […]

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Parking update

In response to complaints from students and faculty regarding alleged parking problems on campus, the Liberty University administration issued a campus-wide survey to commuters. The survey gave the students the option of buying a parking permit for a particular spot in one of the campus’ parking lots. However, according to an announcement by the Liberty University Police Department (LUPD), “The […]

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