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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Commerce Street sees a new fly fishing shop owned by Liberty alumnus

 A Liberty University alumnus-owned fly fishing shop specializing in handmade flies and other fishing equipment is coming to Commerce Street in downtown Lynchburg in late February.  Liberty alumni Ethan Martin went from selling handcrafted fishing flies on Instagram to creating a brick and mortar fly fishing store. Martin has a degree in pastoral leadership, and owning a fly-fishing shop was […]

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Virginia House Delegate Kathy Tran proposes new state abortion law, Gov. Ralph Northam chimes in

 Virginia House Delegate Kathy Tran, who has previously nursed her child on the House floor, proposed Virginia House Bill 2491, eliminating certain requirements for abortions in the commonwealth and putting regulations on hospitals and nursing homes across the commonwealth.  “This bill would remove the following statutes. TRAP, or targeted regulations of abortion providers, removing language clarifying facilities that perform five […]

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Liberty University’s Surplus and Resale Department offers retired university furniture for discounted prices

 Lynchburgers rose early Saturday, Feb. 2, for a surplus sale hosted by Liberty University’s Surplus and Resale Department, which offered retired university furniture to the community at heavily discounted prices.  The usually quiet Liberty University Warehouse located on the corner of 12th Street and Campbell Avenue opened its doors for eager shoppers at 7 a.m. sharp. The sale, which ended […]

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Project Fourteen 22 highlights mistreated Christians around the globe

Project Fourteen 22 continues to bring awareness about the 215 million persecuted Christians in the world by hosting meetings and events that encourage students to stand up for mistreated Christians across the globe.  Tuesday, Jan. 29 marked the first meeting of the semester for Project Fourteen 22.  Evan Gaul, president of the club, opened the meeting by discussing current events […]

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After Curfew returns for season three

 “Make ‘em laugh, make ‘em laugh, Don’t you know ev’ry one wants to laugh?” This line from the classic movie “Singing in the Rain” is a philosophy that Liberty University junior Jacob Harding takes very seriously. Harding, who is studying cinematic arts, is heading up the ambitious effort to continue and expand the popular Liberty late-night show, “After Curfew,” a […]

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Liberty University’s Habitat for Humanity rewarded a $1,000 grant

 For Faculty Advisor Allison Pettit and her crew of students involved in Liberty University’s Habitat for Humanity club, the 2018-19 school year has been full of exciting and unexpected financial blessings.  Recently, Pettit and the nearly 60 students involved in the club learned they were rewarded a $1,000 grant from Liberty University’s Student Government Association (SGA). According to Pettit, the […]

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