Ruling Liberty: How the rules have changed since 1971

Although students sometimes gawk and gripe about the rules at Liberty University, policies here have evolved considerably since the school’s formation—to make life easier for everyone. The first statement of the first Liberty rule book was: “Attending Lynchburg Baptist College is a privilege, and there are policies, and you will want to keep the policies and rules at the college […]

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‘FINISH STRONG’

“Finish strong.” If Liberty University Founder Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr. were alive today that is the message he would be preaching to the students during Wednesday convocation. This year’s graduation marks three years to the day since Dr. Falwell died. It was only days before the 2007 graduation, causing a mix of mourning and celebration to descend on Liberty’s campus. […]

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Leong wins SGA president

Tim Leong was elected Student Government Association (SGA) President with Bethany Davis and Cody May as vice-presidents Friday by a grazing 25-vote margin. “The vote was so close,” SGA Spiritual Life Director and Vice-Chairman of Rules and Judiciary Committee Thomas Turner said. “It showed that the student body truly cared about who was representing them.” According to Turner, who was […]

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Report says students add to local economy

The facts and figures are in. The results: Liberty University contributes to Lynchburg and Region 2000 in six ways — through growth, contributions to the local economy, employment, local fiscal contributions, state fiscal contributions and its recreations, impacting Lynchburg’s quality of life. Region 2000 consists of the 2,000 square miles surrounding Lynchburg, including Bedford, Campbell, Appomattox and Amherst counties. Magnum […]

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Advertising team captures second place

She stood before four judges as the crowd filed in, ready to reveal the presentation she and her 10 group members had spent the last two semesters researching and planning. Senior advertising major Abigail Fleming leaned over and whispered, “In our weakness he is strong” to the teammate beside her, then dazzled the crowd with a top-notch presentation performance. Fleming […]

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CSER contributes to community

Instead of jumping at the opportunity for an outrageous 12 hours of sweet slumber, some Liberty students rise early each Saturday morning to serve the city of Lynchburg. “Liberty students and employees account for 586,262 and 88,617 hours respectively per year in local community service,” according to Mangum Economic Consulting. Liberty offers diverse opportunities, such as CampusSERVE, to give students […]

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Commencement approaching soon

Four years ago a group of freshmen walked onto Liberty’s campus. They came from all around the world, excited and ready to begin the next chapter of their lives. Fast forward to the present day. Those bright-eyed freshmen, now seniors, are tired, immune to caffeine and counting down to the day they thought would never arrive — May 15, 2010 […]

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Candidates debate one last time

The debate was not over yet.  With five days until the city council election, all eight candidates had one final chance to change voters’ minds  at the last official debate before today’s election. The debate was held at Faith Alliance Church on Timberlake Road April 29. Many questions focused on Liberty University and its role in the community. During the […]

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Debate Team wins three major tournaments

The Liberty University Debate Team won the National Debate Tournament (NDT), Cross-Examination Debate Association (CEDA), and American Debate Association (ADA) championships for the third year in row.  The team defeated schools from all over the country like University of California-Berkeley, James Madison University and Vanderbilt University. “We hope that by meeting students at other elite schools in an intellectual competition […]

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