Then vs. Now

Once a small and private campus, Liberty University has flourished into a school with a world-wide reach. Since 2007, the university has witnessed a variety of changes regarding the appearance of campus, the addition of academic programs and the transition of leadership. Nonetheless, Liberty has stayed consistent to Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr.’s original vision while still making the necessary improvements […]

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Dr. Falwell as a father

When Jonathan Falwell was unanimously voted by thousands of Thomas Road Baptist Church (TRBC) members to succeed Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr. as a  senior pastor just weeks after his father’s passing, Jonathan Falwell made the congregation a promise that would have made his father proud: If his new role ever came between him and his family, he would “quit in […]

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Financial freedom found

In the past 10 years since the death of Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr., Liberty University has significantly bolstered its economic status and diversified its investment portfolio to make it one of the most economically-sound universities in the nation. Enlarged revenue streams and strong year-to-year financial gains from investments continue to improve Liberty’s bond rating and increase donor confidence. The most […]

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Q&A with J&B

Editor-in-Chief Sarah Rodriguez sits down with Liberty University President Jerry Falwell and his wife, Becki Falwell, and asks them about the influence of Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr. and the growth of Liberty. Q: After taking over as president of Liberty University 10 years ago, what was your goal? President Jerry Falwell: I’d been the lawyer and the behind-the-scenes business manager […]

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Provost in-chief

Hawkins, Gutierrez receive new titles A recent reorganization of Liberty University’s Provost’s Office has changed Provost Ron Hawkins’ title to provost and chief academic officer, and a new co-provost will oversee online academic programs. According to Hawkins, his move from vice president for academic affairs to chief academic officer is a clarification and redefinition of the provost’s role, not a […]

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See ya FCS

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell announced the Liberty Flames football team will officially become an FBS Independent program for the 2019 season, Wednesday, Feb. 16. “We want to express special gratitude to the NCAA for giving us the opportunity to meet with them on several occasions to make our case, and for understanding the uniqueness of Liberty’s situation and our […]

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Carry on

Details for campus gun range released Less than a year after Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. announced the allowance of concealed carry weapons in residence halls May 2016, Liberty University plans to start construction on a new gun range in March 2017. Planning Coordinator Brad Butler from Liberty’s Planning & Construction department said that after Falwell offered a concealed […]

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WHO’S WHO

Students who are new to Liberty University have finished their first week of classes and are becoming familiar with the leadership on their halls, their professors, and even life in Lynchburg. And while all students know of President Jerry Falwell Jr., other members of leadership in and around Liberty also make important decisions that impact students’ lives. Some operate in […]

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Debate based on false assumptions

University president speaks out about controversial campus gun policy When I spoke to Liberty University students last December to express my concern for the victims of the San Bernardino, California, shooting that occurred just days before and to share with them how Liberty was reaching out to help the families with future scholarship assistance, I spent a good deal of […]

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