Liberty University to welcome medical school

Academic changes and growth lead to new plans to introduce a medical school Liberty University will soon be adding its own medical school, pending approval of a $12 million grant recommended by the Virginia Tobacco Commission — the second-largest grant in the commission’s history. The Schools of Health Sciences and Osteopathic Medicine will be housed in a new facility across […]

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Proposed downtown parking plan ignites controversy

Local business owners voice objections to Parking Authority’s new proposal A proposed downtown parking plan has left businesses and residents demanding a better solution to the parking problem, according to comments made at the Lynchburg City Council meeting on Sept. 13. The city’s Parking Authority members, including Parking Manager Norman Hale, attended the meeting to bring clarity about the new […]

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Students head north to help in disaster relief

Volunteers practice what they preach Liberty Students packed into vans and headed to Binghamton, N.Y., on Friday, Sept. 23, to participate in the first disaster relief project with Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia. The 111 Seminary and undergraduate student volunteers spent their weekend working in feeding units and alongside homeowners and New York residents to clean up and fix houses […]

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One man’s trash is another man’s CSER

Liberty staff member proposes new recycling program to make halls cleaner and greener After James Honeycutt, senior supervisor of the male dorm cleaning crews, noticed the large piles of recycling building up in the residence halls, he decided to take action by proposing that Liberty University students be given the chance to gain Christian Service (CSER) credit by participating in […]

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Bachmann to visit Liberty

Michele Bachmann stands alone as the only woman to declare her candidacy as a Republican Party presidential candidate, and she will make her way to Liberty University on Sept. 28. The republican Representative from Minnesota will speak in Wednesday’s convocation, sandwiched between speakers Eric Metaxas and Ed Hindson. Bachmann is one of four women scheduled to speak in convocation this […]

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Abortion regulations approved

New legislation causes controversy The Virginia Board of Health approved emergency temporary abortion clinic regulations on a 12-1 vote Thursday, Sept. 15, in response to legislation passed earlier this year by the General Assembly. These stringent regulations, if approved by all relevant parties involved in the executive branch review process, will be in place by Dec. 31 and stay in […]

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Candidates to visit Liberty

Perry, Bachmann will speak in convocation Texas Gov. Rick Perry will speak at Liberty University in convocation Wednesday, Sept. 14. The presidential candidate will be followed by rival candidate Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, who is scheduled to address students on Sept. 28. School of Law Dean Mat Staver said Liberty has always encouraged students to get involved in political and […]

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Military students serve fellow veterans

“It’s nice to be able to get out and talk to people who understand where you’re coming from” College life is an adjustment for many new students. More difficult courses, new people and unfamiliar surroundings can be overwhelming at first. For student veterans at Liberty, trading their combat boots for collared shirts and re-learning how to live their lives as […]

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Volunteers clean Candlers Mt.

Liberty University’s Circle K Club partnered with the Wingate by Wyndham and Days Inn hotels to help eliminate littler alongside Candlers Mountain Road on Saturday, Sept. 10. Volunteers worked along a three-mile stretch of road from the Wingate hotel to Sonny Meade Road, starting at 8 a.m. Wingate workers doubled as citizen volunteers and ended their shift at 9:30 a.m., […]

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