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Dear Liberty University board: Please stop Jerry Falwell Jr. before it’s too late

Mar 23, 2020

By Marybeth Davis Baggett

Jerry Falwell, Jr. is about to make a terrible mistake.

It’s time for the Liberty University Board to stop him and shut the campus down before it’s too late.

Although Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s ban on gatherings of more than 100 people forced Falwell to cancel residential classes at Liberty University, the campus remains open, with students set to return to dorms early next week either to live out the semester or to clean out their rooms.

“As you may know,” a notice on the Liberty website states, “the University has decided to move most classes to a digital format and to allow students the choice to return to campus after Spring Break or stay home and complete their classes remotely.”

This decision runs contrary to the three other residential schools in our area who have closed their dorms, allowing only those with nowhere else to go to remain.

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