Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity. – WB Yeats, The Second Coming
Liberty University’s decision to reopen is very bad news, in our book. Another example of the life threatening downside of not believing in science. They can do whatever they want but this decision will put the public at risk. Smells like politics to us.
Things are falling apart and center is not holding.
Here’s to hoping Jerry Jr. is building an Ark to save his students and that Liberty has a good legal team.
Lynchburg Mayor Treney Tweedy said she did not endorse having the students return to campus.
“I was very surprised and disappointed to later learn of President Falwell’s most recent decision to allow students back on campus,” she said in a statement Tuesday. “We are in the midst of a public health crisis. I am concerned for the students, faculty and employees at Liberty University, and I am also very concerned for the residents of the Lynchburg community.”
The university gave students a choice in whether they wanted to return by filling out an online form with their intent. As of Tuesday afternoon, about 1,900 students have returned to campus out of the student population of 14,000 to 15,000, Liberty University’s spokesman Scott Lamb said.
University officials are prepared for about 5,000 students to return to campus, Lamb added.
“Our thinking was, ‘Let’s get them back as soon as we can — the ones who want to come back,” Falwell said in the statement. – CNN