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Liberty University

Private Christian university in Lynchburg, Virginia

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Liberty University: Private Christian university in Lynchburg, Virginia
Liberty University (LU) is a private evangelical Christian university founded by televangelist Jerry Falwell. The university's physical campus is in Lynchburg, Virginia but most of its students are online. It is one of the largest evangelical Christian universities in the world and one of the largest private non-profit universities in the United States, measured by student enrollment. As of 2017, the university enrolls more than 15,000 students at its Lynchburg campus and more than 94,000 students in online courses for a total of about 110,000.

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Liberty University Brings In The Big Guns To Investigate Falwell Jr's Finances [Video]

Liberty University Brings In The Big Guns To Investigate Falwell Jr's Finances

A high-profile sex scandal drove Jerry Falwell Jr. from his job as President of evangelical Christian college Liberty University. Now, the university has launched a clean-up crew to investigate 'all..

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Jerry Falwell Jr. Did Everything Right. Until He Didn't [Video]

Jerry Falwell Jr. Did Everything Right. Until He Didn't

Jerry Fallwell Jr.'s tenure as president and chancellor of Liberty University crashed to an inglorious end this week, when he was asked to resign. According to CNN, the prodigal son of the late Rev...

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Racism, Nepotism, And Bullying Didn't Bring Falwell Jr. Down. Here's What Did [Video]

Racism, Nepotism, And Bullying Didn't Bring Falwell Jr. Down. Here's What Did

When he was still president of Liberty University, Jerry Falwell Jr. tweeted out a racist image. After Falwell’s tweet, a group of 35 Black Liberty alumni said he should step down because he had..

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Falwell Jr. to leave university after personal scandal [Video]

Falwell Jr. to leave university after personal scandal

Jerry Falwell Jr., a leading U.S. evangelical Christian whose endorsement played a key role in President Donald Trump's 2016 victory, has resigned as president of Liberty University, the school said on..

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After Staunch Denials Falwell Confirms Resignation [Video]

After Staunch Denials Falwell Confirms Resignation

Jerry Falwell Jr. confirmed he has resigned from Liberty University. Falwell took a leave of absence from the religious university earlier this year. According to CNN, Falwell was one of the most..

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Business partner alleges affair with Falwells [Video]

Business partner alleges affair with Falwells

Giancarlo Granda says his sexual relationship with the Falwells began when he was 20. He says he had sex with Becki Falwell while Jerry Falwell Jr, a staunch supporter of President Trump, looked on...

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Jerry Falwell Jr.'s Leave From Liberty University Might Be Temporary [Video]

Jerry Falwell Jr.'s Leave From Liberty University Might Be Temporary

Jerry Falwell Jr. has taken a temporary leave of absence from his position as head of Liberty University. Falwell apologized after posting a vacation photo that showed him with his pants unzipped and..

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Exodus Follows Revelation? Jerry Falwell Jr. To Take 'Indefinite Leave Of Absence' [Video]

Exodus Follows Revelation? Jerry Falwell Jr. To Take 'Indefinite Leave Of Absence'

Liberty University officials say Jerry Falwell Jr. is taking an 'indefinite leave of absence from his roles' as president and chancellor. The son of the late Jerry Falwell, Falwell Jr. is a top..

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Liberty University announces probe of Jerry Falwell Jr. amid scandal

The evangelical university has hired a forensic firm to investigate Liberty's operations during Falwell Jr.'s tenure as president, including financial and real estate dealings.
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Liberty University opens investigation into 'all facets' of Jerry Falwell Jr.'s tenure

Liberty is also exploring a new coach and mentor to help ensure all Liberty employees are fulfilling their 'spiritual responsibility.'
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New allegation about Jerry Falwell Jr.'s wife emerges

The new allegations emerged just days after Falwell resigned as head of Liberty University, one of the nation’s largest Christian schools. Jericka Duncan reports.
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Students, academics react to Falwell exit

The departure of Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. following revelations of a sexual relationship between his wife and a business partner have elicited mixed responses from current and..
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Jerry Falwell Jr. Is Officially Out at Liberty University

“We almost had a monarchy,” said one of many students who were relieved that Mr. Falwell’s resignation was accepted.
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Jerry Falwell Jr. officially resigns as Liberty University president, university confirms

The news comes after reports Falwell and his wife had a years-long sexual relationship with a business partner.
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Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University: What we know

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. went back and forth over resigning Monday.
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Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. reportedly resigns and then walks it back

Taking over for his father thirteen years ago, Jerry Falwell Jr.'s reign as president of Liberty University may be ending. The news comes amid reports of his wife's alleged affair with a business..
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Jerry Falwell Jr. resigns as leader of Liberty U. amid scandal

The resignation comes less than 24 hours after Reuters​ reported that a business associate alleged a longtime sexual relationship with Falwell's wife while Falwell looked on.
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After Jerry Falwell Jr.'s Stumble, This Is How His Hometown Sees Him

Jerry Falwell Jr. has courted controversy repeatedly, but a provocative Instagram post led to him stepping aside as Liberty University’s president.
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Liberty University's Jerry Falwell Jr. asked to take leave of absence after posting photo

Falwell apologized for a photo he posted on social media that showed him with his pants unzipped and stomach exposed with another woman.  
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Liberty basketball player Asia Todd transfers due to 'racial insensitivity' from leadership

Former Liberty University women's basketball player Asia Todd is transferring in the wake of school president Jerry Falwell Jr.'s racist tweet.
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An Arrest Warrant from Liberty University, For Me

Julia Rendleman, a freelance photographer for The New York Times, was accused of trespassing by the evangelical school run by Jerry Falwell Jr. in March.
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Falwell Focuses on Critics as Coronavirus Cases Near Liberty University Grow

Jerry Falwell Jr. has tried to have journalists arrested as he maintains he has been unfairly maligned. But the coronavirus keeps spreading around Liberty University.
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Coronavirus live updates: US death toll tops 2,500; Trump continues social distancing rules; Liberty University pushes back against NYT

President Trump extends social distancing guidelines until April 30 as US death count nears 2,500 and Dow Jones braces for a rough week.
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Liberty University welcomed coronavirus to campus last week, the New York Times reported. That's 'false,' university says.

After the New York Times reported that multiple Liberty students had gotten sick after returning to campus, the Virginia university pushed back.
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Liberty University Brings Back Its Students, and Coronavirus Fears, Too

The decision by the school’s president, Jerry Falwell Jr., to partly reopen his evangelical university enraged residents of Lynchburg, Va. Then students started getting sick.
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Liberty U. welcomes back students amid virus

The mayor of Lynchburg, Virginia is calling Liberty University's decision to open their campus to students "reckless" in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. (March 25)  
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Colleges are emptying because of coronavirus. Liberty University is inviting students back

As college campuses close, Liberty University is welcoming students back. President Jerry Falwell Jr. has said people are overreacting to coronavirus.
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Films with a message of faith

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Liberty University students protest on campus

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Exclusive: Falwell blasted Liberty student as 'retarded,' police chief as 'half-wit' in emails

In emails to his colleagues over the years, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr has denigrated students and staff at the Christian university he runs, referring to one student as..
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Exclusive: Falwell steered Liberty University land deal benefiting his personal trainer

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