Liberty University buys Fort Hill Shopping Center to ease student parking crunch
Liberty University recently bought 600 spaces for $3 million for freshmen to use at the Fort Hill Shopping Center due to the capacity of residential students. Although Liberty did consider banning freshmen from the use of cars, they decided on making freshmen parking off campus and for them to take a shuttle back to campus. Liberty University General Counsel, David Correy, hopes to bring more business to the shopping center along with bringing more university purposes to this area of Lynchburg.
Jonathan Falwell speaks at Liberty University’s first convocation
Wednesday marked the start of the school year and kicked off its first convocation with Jonathan Falwell. Due to the new policy instilled at Liberty University, students must show their student identification card at the door to the Vine’s Center before entering for convocation. Jonathan Falwell’s biblical message to students was to find the purpose of God for them and live out His will along with investing in local churches.
Walk begins at LU’s new bridge
The South Campus Bridge is to cost about $5.5 million and is expected to be finished in fall 2017. This bridge will stretch from the parking lot near the residential commons to the school’s lacrosse fields. The new bridge is expected to help students with the flow of traffic and the safety of students.