• After Trump rift at Liberty University, students find unity

    In this Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 photo, Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr., poses during an interview in his offices at the school in Lynchburg, Va. Falwell Jr. enthusiastically endorsed Donald Trump in January. As Liberty University grew from a tiny Baptist college into a touchstone institution for evangelicals, it also became a hub of conservative politics, a revolving door of politicians and their surrogates courting young voters. But this year, the campus was in the spotlight for another reason: a rift caused by Trump's candidacy that raised questions about the college president's influence, open discourse, and practicality versus principles in choosing a candidate. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — As Liberty University grew from a tiny Baptist college into a touchstone institution for evangelicals, it also became a hub of conservative politics, a revolving door of politicians and their surrogates courting young voters. But this year, the campus was in the spotlight for another reason: a rift caused by Donald Trump’s candidacy that raised questions about the college president’s influence, open discourse, and practicality versus principles in choosing a candidate.