JK37 wrote: ↑December 2nd, 2021, 12:27 pmBack to @ALUmnus ’s original concern, for the most part the students are insulated from all of the nonsense. I am often surprised by the students and faculty I talk to who have no idea about all of the drama and dysfunction.Sly Fox wrote: ↑December 2nd, 2021, 9:57 am Let the record show that my son grew up heavy on critical thinking through classical education. Critical thinking in the hands of a contrarian can result in some pretty unpredictable idealogies. My son has actually been a bit surprised at his state university in the lack of critical thinking in his early classes. He certainly found people who shared idealogies with him but whom had little reason to back up their beliefs. And while he is a believer, suffice it to say politically he would have been an outcast at LU. But strangely the academic liberty that he thought he would find outside a Christian environment hasn't been the utopia he expected. Just like those Christian classmates he engaged growing up who just repeated the same tropes from their parents he finds those with his current views at A&M doing the same just from a different background. As a result, he's significantly adjusted his views but not to the point where he'd be a fit in Lynchburg. It seems the next generation takes what they see in Scripture and has a decidedly different view of how they believe Jesus would apply it today. Just my two cents from a dad in your position, lawdawg2002.Does the board/administration issues have much impact on the experience of an undergrad? I don’t think it does.
My daughter is a completely different story. Geography is her issue with not considering LU. She essentially drew a circle within three hours of home to determine her boundaries. And as a loving dad, I am good with that idea. My youngest is nothing like her older siblings and is in LU gear whenever possible. She sits and watches games with Dad and is mentored by perhaps LU Equestrian's most celebrated alum. All that adds up to Liberty being squarely in her choices as a HS freshman. Of course I hope some of our board/administration's issues are better resolved by then.
Students aren’t dealing with the board or the president, they are dealing with each other and their professors, who, for the most part, are really great.