A new perspective on Christmas

My desire to play Christmas music prior to Thanksgiving increased exponentially the past few weeks since the Lynchburg weather has turned almost frigidly cold — at least according to my Texas body temperature that balks at anything cooler than about 80 degrees.  Although classes had yet to break for Thanksgiving, I still played my Christmas music in the office much […]

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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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Driving impaired

Texting while operating a vehicle equals drunk driving Many teenagers use their thumbs nowadays to make plans with their friends on a Friday night.  Since its debut in 1989, texting has become a phenomenon across the United States. According to the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association, over 1.6 trillion text messages were sent per day in 2009. The key selling point […]

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School earns AA bond rating

Liberty University sold $120 million worth of tax-exempt education facilities bonds on Tuesday, which will allow the university to usher in a new era of growth and development. Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. and a contingent of Liberty officials traveled to New York City for the sale and pricing of the bonds at its initial public bond offering. Liberty benefits from […]

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Helms’ school of government works to eliminate human trafficking

Assistant professor in the Helms School of Government and Director of the Pre-Law Society Dr. Michelle Crawford Rickert, is starting her own non-profit organization, the Virginia Coalition Against Human Trafficking. The coalition, which has been in the works for more than a year, will be based in Lynchburg, Va. It will unite anti-trafficking organizations such as Not For Sale, Free […]

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Profile: Professor Monique Maloney

“Being here is kind of a mini-miracle,” Professor Monique Maloney said. The fashion-forward VCAR professor smoothed her black silk dress and smiled as she recounted all the events that brought her and her husband from Pensacola, Fla. to Liberty. “Art runs in my family,” Maloney said. “I just never thought I would be teaching it.”

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