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Liberty University

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:01 pm
by KahunaK
UMASS should not have anything to do with this school.

https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/liberty- ... 12817.html

Re: Liberty University

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:06 am
by InnervisionsUMASS
Already had a thread created about the Liberty problem and Mike merged it into the COVID-19 thread.

Re: Liberty University

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:08 am
by KahunaK
This is not just a post about COVID 19. It is a way to inform the board on how Liberty U works and why UMASS should not engage them in athletics. More on that later.


https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/br ... ry-falwell

One quote- "It sucked that he talked to Fox News before his own student body," the sophomore said.

Re: Liberty University

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:31 am
by KahunaK
A Great University :roll: :roll: :roll:

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/ ... mic-152467

“He doesn’t think anyone should be able to tell him what to do, and he’s going to do whatever he wants,” a former Liberty University executive told me.

“He’s very defiant,” said another longtime Falwell associate with close ties to the Falwell family. “It’s very much in his character. That’s a family trait. His father was the same way.”

instructors must conduct their online classes from their campus offices, and that they are still expected to hold office hours and welcome students for face-to-face interaction.

Re: Liberty University

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:01 pm
by KahunaK
This guy is dangerous-

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/t ... cna1170406

Falwell appeared on "Fox & Friends" to suggest that the coronavirus was a plot designed to hurt Trump and floated the notion that it might actually be a Chinese or North Korean bioweapon attack. Video in article.

Re: Liberty University

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:08 pm
by Old Cage
Cameron Newton @morrisoncrying 1h
I hesitate to even call Liberty University a morally bankrupt institution because that would it imply it has lost something which it once possessed. Instead, it is an insidious vanity project masquerading as a school, and it is going to get people killed

Trip Gabriel @tripgabriel 2h
Nearly a dozen Liberty students were sick with symptoms that suggest Covid-19 after Falwell called them back to campus. “Liberty will be notifying the community as deemed appropriate and required by law,” Falwell said when confronted with the numbers.

Today - NYTimes: https://nyti.ms/2UKAmlh

Re: Liberty University

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:45 pm
by inthescoop
Wow, this guy is really sticking it to the liberals! He really showed them! :lol:

The sad part is the majority of these students agree with the decision and their parents sent them right off, no issues.

Re: Liberty University

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:13 am
by Quann
Yikes, utter buffoonery. Wonder if the parents had to sign off on some liability statement before sending their kids back.

Re: Liberty University

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:15 pm
by KahunaK
So Falwell is now going after journalist who report bad things- sound familiar. An autocrat who wants to bully and intimidate the press because they publish truthful but unflattering stories. Yet another reason Bamford should stop scheduling Liberty University. It is not an educational institution but rather a front for Falwell.

https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wi ... s-70073943

Re: Liberty University

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:24 pm
by 69MG
There was a student from Liberty on the Jeopardy college tournament yesterday. She seemed like a nice person but she came in last out of the 3 contestants. It's totally irrational but I was rooting against her (actually her school). The kid from Indiana was really smart.

Re: Liberty University

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:27 pm
by harbo
Equally irrationally, I found myself immediately rooting against her sweatshirt. Generally I reserve that attitude for athletics considerations. Sadly, this is the new normal in our reality show country. Are ya fer us, or are ya agin us?

Re: Liberty University

Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:25 am
by Roadtrip
"Liberty" university. Oh, the irony.

Re: Liberty University

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:40 pm
by KahunaK
Such a nice school-all about education.

Liberty University is, in a very real sense, profiting from the COVID-19 pandemic — keeping its campus and campus services 'open' as a pretext to retain Plaintiff's and the other Class members’ room, board and campus fees, despite no longer having to incur the full cost of providing those services, all the while putting students’ finances and health at risk," according to the lawsuit filed Monday by "Student A."

"We filed this lawsuit because we believe that Liberty's effort to profit from the COVID-19 pandemic is wrong. It's particularly hypocritical in light of the values upon which the university says that it's based,” Levitt said.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/st ... e-n1183786

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/loca ... s/2273984/

Re: Liberty University

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:21 pm
by KahunaK
Here is what the leader of LU is concerned about and what Chancellor Subbaswami is concerned about. Quite a contrast. IMO, UMASS should not have anything to do with LU athletically. Our association with LU through the athletic competitions gives Falwell an undeserved aura of legitimacy.

https://wset.com/news/local/black-alumn ... on-from-lu

"Signatories included a daughter and son-in-law of the vice chairman of Liberty’s board of trustees, Virginia pastor Allen McFarland."

https://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/articl ... VTpwCE0yTo

Re: Liberty University

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:59 am
by Old Cage
The answer at the moment seems to be that because of our independent status in football, we are not in a position to make the break. I have emailed Ryan in the past with no response. My vote is that football right now comes in a bad second to what goes on at Liberty and I advocate for making a clean break right now.