Norovirus suspected on campus

Preliminary testing conducted by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has identified the norovirus to be a potential cause of the gastrointestinal illness sweeping Liberty’s campus, as of Feb. 26. Liberty will continue to collaborate with the VDH and other community partners until the illness is positively identified. LUPD responded to four separate emergency medical services (EMS) calls last Wednesday […]

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Visitors flock for CFAW: High school students experience Liberty

Thousands of prospective students and their families flocked to the mountain for Liberty’s College for a Weekend. The college visit allows current high school students to attend class, Convocation and use all the facilities that Liberty University has to offer. Pair all of that with going to athletic events and student connect events, and the visitor has an engaging college […]

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Civic Scholar

Freedom of speech has long been a staple of the American identity, with the masses unafraid to speak their minds in the press, in protests and in social media posts, for example. Associate Professor of Government Wesley Vorberger described free speech as the ability of the people to speak to their government and how the conversation around free speech is […]

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Students play St. Patrick’s Day bingo

Student Activities hosted Luck of the Bingo for students Feb. 24 to begin celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Late Saturday evening, students arrived at the LaHaye Event Space to test their luck at bingo.    Unlike a regular bingo game, students were challenged to create special-themed shapes on their boards that corresponded with the holiday. For the first few rounds, shapes […]

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Employers connect with local college students

The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance hosted an Internship Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance Event Center in order to allow students from local colleges to network with local organizations. Around 70 students attended the fair to network and search for internships and potential jobs for the future. Students came from Liberty University, Randolph College, University […]

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Students learn tools and skills for academic success at a workshop held by ASC

The Academic Success Center (ASC) held an hour-long memorization workshop in DeMoss Hall on Feb. 13 to help students improve memorization skills. The workshop was in partnership with the Department of Psychology and hosted by ASC faculty member Lori Roach. The ASC regularly hosts academic workshops each semester, where students come and learn about different skills and tips they can […]

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Russian politician Alexei Navalny dies

Alexei Navalny, Russian lawyer, blogger and outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has died at the age of 47. Navalny was serving a 19-year sentence for charges of extremism against the Russian government and had recently moved from a former central Russian prison to a remote penal colony, the highest security level of prison in Russia, according to AP […]

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Students learn ministry-building strategies

The Center for Church Advancement (CCA) hosted a Church Planting Simulation to create an experiential learning opportunity for students in the Montview Alumni Ballroom on Sat., Feb. 18. Students from a variety of majors unified in a common goal for this event. Participants collaborated to develop plans to plant a church in an assigned zip code, including Norfolk, Virginia, and Salt […]

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Presidents’ Day fell on Feb. 19 this year. The holiday can trace its origins back to 1879 when it was initially established to celebrate George Washington’s birthday. When we look at the history of the U.S. presidency, it begs the question: What makes a good president? As the leader of the American people, the president primarily executes the laws put […]

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Building career connections: Business and communication students talk to recruiters

Students gathered at the LaHaye Multipurpose Center Feb. 13 for the Business and Communication Fair to network with potential employers. With resumes in hand, students dressed in professional attire to attend this year’s career fair. Liberty University’s Career Services, which facilitated the event, welcomed 77 employers eager to engage with students seeking internships, part-time positions and full-time careers across various […]

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A bill was passed in the Virginia State Senate that would allow for terminally ill patients in Virginia to have the option of medically assisted death. According to WRIC, Senate Bill 280, sponsored by Sen. Ghazala F. Hashimi, narrowly passed 21 to 19 after advancing from Senate committee with similar numbers. The proposed bill would allow adults diagnosed with terminal […]

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