Cpl. Kyle Harris: A Marine in Babylon

After graduating high school in 2001, Kyle Harris tried community college, but he felt restless. He wanted to do something different. Two years later, Harris joined the Marine Corps — just in time to deploy to Iraq. Harris was a member of a Combined Anti-Armor Team (CAAT) in the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines. The CAAT platoon’s job was to destroy […]

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Coffeehouse act garners attention

Hide your kids, hide your wife, hide your Christmas carols. This past Christmas Coffeehouse, Vision ministries combined a popular YouTube phenomenon and Christmas carols. The resulting video of the performance blew up on YouTube, recently receiving more than one million views and more than 5,000 “likes.” Senior Bethany Carroll said the team never imagined the video would become so popular, […]

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L’burg ranked 9th for safety

Lynchburg took number nine for mid-sized cities in the seventh annual Most Secure U.S. Places to Live study. The Farmers Insurance Group conducted the study in 379 U.S. municipalities, according to a news release. The cities are divided into three categories based on population: Large metropolitan areas with more than 500,000 people, mid-sized cities with between 150,000 to 500,000 residents […]

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Redefining the art of chivalry

Psychology students study chivalry Originating from the valor of knights in medieval times, chivalry is an art of lost courtesy in a world of newfound offence and independence that came from the feminism movement of the 1960s. At the start of each semester, the Psychology Department of Liberty University prepares hundreds of students to embark on a study of this […]

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Trial Dates Rescheduled

Forensics testing causes a delay in court The trials of two Lynchburg teenagers charged with murder have been rescheduled. As reported by the Lynchburg News & Advance, the trials were delayed because of forensic testing that would not be completed in time for the initial January trial dates. Vernon Jackson, 16, and Kenneth Jerome Davis, 17, have been charged as […]

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Hila Spear remembered

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13 This captivating verse is engraved on a sterling silver friendship bracelet which held Dr. Hila Spear and her close colleagues together, but now holds a tighter bond with memories after her passing because of a year of illness. According to Spear’s obituary, a commemoration of life was […]

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The transformation of Liberty Transit

Thousands of Liberty University students were welcomed back to campus with a newly designed bus system formatted specifically to better accommodate their needs. LU Transit put forth extra effort to ensure that students would be taken care of during this campus-wide adjustment. Methods included packets of information distributed to every dorm room on campus, e-mails sent out to the students […]

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Liberty receives Courts Redford Award

Liberty University received the Courts Redford Award for Excellence in Student Missionary Deployment for sending out student interns over the summer of 2010. This is the fourth year in a row Liberty has been honored with this distinction. The award is annually presented in honor of Courts Redford who served the Southern Baptist Convention’s Home Mission Board for 21 years, […]

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Nursing professor honored for service

There have been many individuals who have left behind a legacy at Liberty University. These individuals are recognized and honored for their sacrifice, friendship and dedication to the university. Dr. Hila Spear is being recognized as one of these individuals. She has been honored with receiving the prestigious award of Professor Emeritus, an award which recognizes Spear for her long […]

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Gov. seeks $50M in higher education

Governor Bob McDonnell proposed spending $50 million on a wide-range of higher education initiatives Friday. McDonnell announced the investment plan during the governor’s Commission on Higher Education Reform, Innovation and Investment meeting at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, according to a news release. “We must reverse the trend of disinvestment in higher education,” McDonnell said in the news release. “We […]

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