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Liberty University students split over decision to reopen school
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March 26, 2020
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Liberty spokesman Scott Lamb estimated that about 1,700 students (out of a resident population of 15,000 and a total enrollment of 110,000, including online students) were back on campus as of Wednesday. “There has been an overwhelmingly positive response".
I don't think 1,700 out of 15,000 resident students is an overwhelming response. Where did this guy study math.
This is EASY to see. We are getting a refund, for the unused portion of our son's room and board, at his private university. He is completing his semester, at home, safely, on line. With a college sophomore son, we have MANY other friends and neighbors, who have also picked up their kids. EVERY one, is getting a partial refund. Liberty is the FIRST university I have heard of, that was NOT planning to give a refund. PURE money grab, over their students' health. Appalling, even for Liberty. I assume this university won't be around in twenty years. I feel bad, for the kids getting degrees from there.
“I wanted to come back, so I was grateful that we were given that option,” she said. “I consider Liberty’s campus to be my home and I knew that regardless of how many people are here, the Lord was calling me to be here for some reason."
Good luck, honey.
Well, may I be the first to offer the staff and students of Liberty University my heartfelt thoughts and prayers in their auspicious return to their studies; they’re probably going to need as many of each as they can.
It doesn't seem to be just a political move by Falwell, but a financial one by taking advantage of the students who choose to take the imposed online courses off campus. As the article details, most courses have been moved to online, but students who paid for on campus housing, etc. will not get their money back if they take those online courses elsewhere. This seems very strategic and greedy.
"To stay as safe as possible, Didinsky chose to drive from the school to his home in California and finish his remaining classes online. It’s a decision that has come at a substantial financial loss to his family as he will not get back the money he paid for his room and board."
And, how are students supposed to maintain safe distance between each other in a dorm situation, with small rooms, shared bathrooms, etc?
Just A Joe
1 1/2% of the student body on campus and he calls it an "overwhelming positive"? Math must not be taught at Liberty "University".
"Freshman Olivia Damron has chosen to return to campus. “I wanted to come back, so I was grateful that we were given that option,” she said. “I consider Liberty’s campus to be my home and I knew that regardless of how many people are here, the Lord was calling me to be here for some reason.” The Lord also endowed us with common sense and science, both of which she is not availing herself of.
And all local hospitals should take this into consideration if any of theses students staff from liberty get this virus. If 2 people need the respirator and there is only one available If one tried to self-isolate and the other is from a liberty school and dorm. Well Self-Isolate person gets the respirator first. People need to take responsibility for their actions. And if you put yourself in a position to get this virus. well it's YOUR choice. Deal with the possible consequences of that choice.
I'm sure this so-called university has a world class science curriculum.
Morality is doing what is right, no matter what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told, no matter what is right.
- H. L. Mencken
Any Liberty student who goes back to that school should consider themselves eligible for a diploma and a Darwin Award,
I saw that a student that elects to stay off campus and use online courses does not get room money back. This is his way of keeping the money, pure and simple.
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