So, you all know how highly I speak of Liberty on this forum. I also paint Liberty is a good light when I encounter people on other forums and in-person. However, I always honestly tell them about the political baggage and negative press (some warranted) that comes with Liberty University. To be fair, I have had a great experience as far as faculty, and academic advising support goes. I am just annoyed by the constant embarrassment that Falwell brings to the school. Yesterday, he made a very distasteful, disgusting, and insensitive Tweet. Although one could say the Tweet was not directed at Blacks and more at VA's governor, the Tweet is insensitive and a slap in the face of the many Black students at Liberty. https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/499800-jerry-falwell-jr-mocks-virginia-governor-with-blackface-mask Since this story, several doctoral students (not just Blacks) have decided to transfer to other schools. I think people, in general, are just tired of the negative media (most recently the re-opening of the dorms during Covid-19, and before that, the article about the culture of fear). I thought about transferring from Liberty at the end of Spring (right before I started my dissertation). However, I decided to stay. Yesterday, I spoke with my chair, who is Black, and he had a good talk with me. However, he maintained that he would respect any decision I make. A close family member and my best friend advised me against leaving since I am in the dissertation phase. Like others have said, Falwell is not Liberty university. I am still uneasy, although I somewhat decided to press on. I don't think Liberty is a lousy school, but the president is certainly not helping its reputation. The transfer I considered in April is the same option that resurfaced yesterday. Capitol Technology University - Ph.D. in Emergency & Protective Service https://www.captechu.edu/degrees-and-programs/doctoral-degrees/emergency-and-protective-services-phd When I spoke to the Dean of Doctoral Programs in April, he said I could transfer 42 credits (I have 45 at Liberty) and would complete 18 credits to complete the dissertation or three published peer-reviewed articles at Capitol. He said I would have to be enrolled for at least one year. This would cost me just under 17k as opposed to just over 7k remaining at Liberty. Professionally, the only thing I plan to do with the Ph.D. is adjunct (online and/or in-person). My ideal career is juvenile justice, which, at most, may require a master's degree. Considering everything, if you were in my shoes, would you transfer or stay?