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Sarah Rankin

Sarah Rankin is an author at Religion News Service.

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Liberty University sues governor over financial aid changes

By Sarah Rankin — January 11, 2021
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The suit accuses Gov. Ralph Northam's administration of wrongfully denying financial aid to some of the evangelical school's online students.

Liberty announces investigation into Falwell’s tenure

By Elana Schor — August 31, 2020
The investigation will look at legal, real estate, and financial matters.

With Falwell on leave, Liberty board names Jerry Prevo acting president

By Sarah Rankin — August 10, 2020
The chair of Liberty University's board of trustees will serve as acting president with Jerry Falwell Jr. on leave.

Black Liberty U. alums rebuke Falwell after blackface tweet

By Elana Schor — June 1, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly three dozen black alumni of Liberty University denounced school President Jerry Falwell Jr. on Monday, suggesting he step down after he mocked Virginia’s mask-wearing requirement by invoking the blackface scandal that engulfed the state’s governor last year. In a letter to Falwell, shared with The Associated Press, 35 faith leaders […]

In move likely aimed at Liberty, on-campus teaching halted

By Sarah Rankin — March 30, 2020
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The evangelical college has faced intense criticism over its decision to welcome students back to campus last week after the end of their spring break.
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