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Education Aug 25Falwell says he’s resigned from Liberty University
Falwell confirmed his departure in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, a day after the school said he had submitted, then rescinded his resignation.
Education Aug 24Liberty University official says Jerry Falwell Jr. is resigning. Falwell says he does not plan to leave permanently
Jerry Falwell Jr.’s future at evangelical Liberty University was unclear late Monday, with a senior school official saying he had resigned from his leadership post but Falwell telling several news outlets that he does not plan to leave permanently.
Nation Aug 19Detailed plans in place for careful removal of Lee statue
Conservation experts who plan to relocate the statue face the intricate logistics of disassembling and transporting it to a storage facility. They also must ensure worker safety amid heated public debate about whether the statue is an important piece of…
Education Aug 07Jerry Falwell Jr. taking leave of absence from Liberty University
Jerry Falwell Jr. has taken an indefinite leave of absence as president and chancellor of Liberty University, days after a social media post he made drew criticism and calls for his resignation.
Nation Jul 28In Virginia’s capital, a renewed effort to honor slaves
Officials in Richmond, Virginia, have announced a major funding commitment for an ambitious and long-envisioned memorial campus in the city's former slave-trading district, Shockoe Bottom.
Nation Jun 03WATCH: After protests, Virginia governor orders removal of Lee statue
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday for the removal of an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond's prominent Monument Avenue.
Health Mar 30WATCH: Virginia governor halts on-campus teaching
Virginia's governor on Monday ordered all higher education institutions to stop any in-person instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic, a move likely directed at Liberty University.
Health Mar 25WATCH: Virginia governor asks Liberty University to rethink bringing students back
Speaking at a news conference in Richmond, Gov. Ralph Northam criticized Liberty as sending “mixed messages” about COVID-19.
Nation Feb 11Virginia lawmakers approve Confederate statue removal bills
After a violent 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Republican lawmakers had rejected renewed calls for the controversial statues to be removed from public places. …
Nation Feb 06Virginia lawmakers pass protections for LGBTQ people
Virginia lawmakers have passed comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation that advocates say makes the state the first in the South to enact such protections for LGBTQ people. The legislation prohibits discrimination in housing, public or private employment, public spaces and credit transactions…