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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Mending Mead’s Tavern

History classes are established to help restore the colonial-era building Liberty University recently purchased Mead’s Tavern in New London, a colonial-era structure built in 1763, with plans to restore the building and use it as hands-on experience for the students through the development of new residential classes. Dr. Roger Schultz, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said he […]

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Falwell speaks

Interview addresses Trump endorsement Editor’s Note: In an interview with the Liberty Champion, Jerry Falwell answered questions about some of the controversial issues regarding his personal support of Donald Trump for president. Liberty University does not support or oppose any political candidates. Beginning as a multiple year friendship with Donald Trump, Falwell’s personal connection with Trump has transformed into a […]

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The “Falwell Factor” among Evangelical voters

Evangelicals are a diverse group. How else can one explain the contradicting primary results between Iowa and South Carolina among the same faction of people? In the 2016 primaries, the evangelical electorate is a major target audience for Republican presidential contenders. Presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz owes his success in the Iowa primary almost completely to evangelicals. The Wall Street […]

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Graduation celebration

Former Gov. Jeb Bush encourages graduates to live out their “Christian conscience in action” President Jerry Falwell Jr.’s voice rang out through the loudspeakers Saturday morning, May 9, as he announced the approximate number of degrees to be awarded at Liberty University’s 42nd Commencement Ceremony: 17,500. This amount of graduates brought in hundreds of thousands of family and friends into […]

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