Jonathan Falwell speaks in Liberty University’s first convocation of the 2020-2021 school year, emphasizes original mission: Training Champions for Christ

Jonathan Falwell, senior pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church and younger brother of Jerry Falwell Jr., and acting President Dr. Jerry Prevo, opened the fall convocation season by strongly emphasized the original mission of the university: to train champions for Christ.  The leaders spoke to viewers through a new livestream format that all residential students are required to watch in […]

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Scaremare, one of Liberty’s longest traditions, will be canceled for the first time

Almost 50 years in a row. Scaremare, one of Lynchburg’s premier fall activities, and a popular avenue for Liberty students to obtain Community Service hours (CSER), has been canceled for the first time in it’s almost 50-years of operation, starting their first scare and evangelism experience in 1972.  The Rawlings School of Divinity issued a statement regarding the cancellation.  “It […]

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Liberty University cancels 2020 Commencement

Liberty University announced that the 2020 Commencement scheduled for Sept. 11-12, will be cancelled.  The university sent out an announcement to families and students registered to attend the already postponed event.  “The year 2020 has brought significant uncertainty and unforeseen changes,” the announcement read.  “With the unprecedented times this year has brought us, we planned to hold Commencement. However, we want […]

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Liberty University announces acting president following Jerry Falwell Jr.’s indefinite leave of absence

Liberty University Board of Trustees Chairman Jerry Prevo will serve as the Acting President of the university. This appointment follows Jerry Falwell Jr. taking an indefinite leave of absence from the position announced August 7. The decision was made earlier today with the complete support of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees.  Prevo has been a member of the university’s […]

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Chairman of Liberty University’s Board of Trustees makes statement following Jerry Falwell Jr.’s indefinite leave of absence

Chairman of Liberty University’s Board of Trusties Jerry Prevo has called on the entire Liberty community “to lift Jerry Falwell Jr. up in prayer” following the Board’s decision, asking Falwell to step down as President and Chancellor of Liberty University. Falwell Jr. agreed Friday afternoon to the university’s Board of Trustees’ request that he “take an indefinite leave of absence […]

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Not as planned: graduating seniors mourning the loss of a season amid COVID-19 cancellations

The class of 2020 is watching a long-awaited personal milestone come and go in a very unconventional way due to COVID-19-related changes.  A senior year is typically full of nostalgic “lasts” that students have time to process and anticipate. The last bus ride from DeMoss to North, the last dinner at the Rot before Campus Community, the last reading day […]

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How Liberty’s Outdoor Recreation department is finding creative ways to keep students active while practicing social distancing

Liberty’s Outdoor Recreation department is finding creative ways to keep students active while practicing social distancing whether in Lynchburg or around the country. “We’ve got a lot of adventure right in our backyard,” said Michael Ellsworth, director of outdoor recreation at Liberty. “From the hiking trails to our athletic areas to the James River, there is a lot going on […]

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LIBERTY STUDENT RECALLS HER EXPERIENCE ON JEOPARDY! – “One of my favorite parts of being on the show was the friends I made.”

Imagine taking the preliminary test to try out for your favorite popular game show — then getting the call to audition and participate on live television.  This scenario came true for Liberty junior Natalie Hathcote, a member of Liberty’s Quiz Bowl team who was given the opportunity to represent Liberty on a college-themed episode of “Jeopardy!.” Hathcote was the first […]

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The Carson Connection: One Alumna’s Dream and the Famous Surgeon’s Relationship with Liberty

Esteemed neurosurgeon, former presidential candidate and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson has had a close relationship with Liberty University since he first came to Convocation in 2012. Liberty alumna Merisa Parson Davis had a big dream of Carson visiting the university nearly a decade ago.  Davis took the initiative to have Carson speak as the chair […]

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Liberty Dining Finds New Platforms To Encourage Isolated Students

In spite of the nationwide shutdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Liberty University Dining has enhanced its social media-based platform, focusing on encouraging students, highlighting exceptional employees and providing viewers with at-home recipes. Social Media Coordinator Tobi Laukaitis said that it was stressful to constantly see talk of the coronavirus in her social media feeds. Laukaitis felt that if she […]

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LU housing specifics amid COVID-19

Liberty University continues to make adjustments to their housing protocols to provide international students a safe place to live amidst the global pandemic.   After receiving backlash about the university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the administration stands with its decision, which ultimately gives students the choice to remain on campus in dorms as they take classes online. “The decisions we […]

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