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Open Educational Resources (OER) will provide free online resources, including textbooks, to students and begin to be implemented in summer Term 5.

Free online resources to be implemented

Draven Jackson Staff Writer Abby Taylor Staff Writer Troy online will be integrating free online resources into Term five classes beginning on May 30, 2017. OpenStax, a nonprofit organization at Rice University, has developed Open Educational Resources (OER) which provides free course resources to students. According to the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, “Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. OER include full courses, […]

by · April 27, 2017 · News
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SGA nixed challenge to election

Pradyot Sharma Staff Writer After the Student Government Association executive runoff elections in March, a formal complaint was filed by one of the candidates but rejected in a private meeting by the SGA executive board. Zack Anglin, a junior risk management insurance major from Charlottesville, Virginia, and one of the candidates involved in the runoff for director of representation, filed a formal complaint alleging that Taylor Holt, a freshman social science major in the accelerate law program from Huntsville who successfully ran for the position, broke campaign rules on the […]

by · April 27, 2017 · News
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New off-campus housing options available now

Tori Bedsole Editor-in-Chief New off-campus housing options are available for the fall semester to accommodate students due to Troy’s increasing enrollment. The District on Dozier and Troy Villages at Walnut Creek are the newest additions to the city’s student housing. According to Sara Jo Burks, assistant director of housing and residence life, the university has the capacity to house 2,348 students in its residence halls, including in the fraternity and sorority houses. As of April 20, the wait list for freshmen included 363 students who had not been assigned rooms. […]

by · April 27, 2017 · News
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Enrollment growth warrants updates to Troy campus

Tori Bedsole Editor-in-Chief According to administrators, upgrades and additions will need to be made to the Troy campus in areas such as dining, housing, parking, staffing and academics to accommodate an increase in enrollment. Chancellor Jack Hawkins and the Troy University Board of Trustees drafted and passed a proposal with the goal “to have the capacity to serve 10,000 students by fall 2020.” As of fall 2016, the Troy campus enrolled 7,864 students. “Consistent growth puts us in a position to be a strong institution,” said Herbert Reeves, dean of […]

by · April 27, 2017 · News
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TroyFest to kick off

Asem Abdelfattah Staff Writer The 2017 TroyFest Art & Craft Festival will be hosted on the downtown square this weekend and will showcase various arts including music, pottery, photography, woodwork, jewelry and more. This year’s festival will be held on Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A kickoff concert featuring POPulus, Troy University’s pop music group, will take place on Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m. on the square. Morgan Drinkard, a journalism lecturer and publicity […]

by · April 27, 2017 · News
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Parking costs going up

Sydney Taylor Contributor Troy University student parking decals will increase in price by $25 in the fall of 2017. The decals will now cost $100 for students without the Troy University car tag and $25 for those who own the tag. According to Ashli Morris, a junior political science major from Athens and Troy University Student Government Association president, the prices are increasing to pay for a new parking lot that will be constructed in the fall. Herbert Reeves, dean of student services, said the decision to increase decal prices […]

by · April 27, 2017 · News
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Ceremony recognizes honorees

Lilly Casolaro News Editor The Honors Convocation, a ceremony that acknowledges academic and scholarly achievements, recognized  Troy University students, faculty and staff, both individually and collectively, for their collegiate successes. The event was held in Claudia Crosby Theatre on Monday, April 17, for honorees and their families to celebrate their accomplishments. According to an email sent by Barbara Patterson, director of student involvement and Honors Convocation permanent secretary, “Graduation and Honors Convocation are the two most important academic events of the year.” Chancellor Jack Hawkins provided opening remarks and shared […]

by · April 20, 2017 · News
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Earth Week: doing your part

Kat Rogers Staff Writer Lilly Casolaro News Editor In honor or Earth Week, Troy University’s Environmental Club is hosting several events to promote education and awareness of environmental issues, according to Kristin Goebel, a senior biomedical sciences major from Ocala, Florida, and president of the Environmental Club. “We are hoping to educate the community on important environmental issues such as forest/public land management, recycling and wildlife rehabilitation,” Goebel said. “Overall, we want more people to be aware of the importance of Earth Day and why protecting the environment is so […]

by · April 20, 2017 · News
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Seminary professor discusses worldviews

Abby Taylor Staff Writer Richard Howe, a professor at Southern Evangelical Seminary and an apologist, discussed building a worldview at the Ratio Christi meeting on Monday, April 17, at 5 p.m. According to ratiochristi.org, the group aims to “equip university students and faculty to give historical, philosophical, and scientific reasons for following Jesus Christ.” Howe used an example of rose-colored glasses to show that when you look at the world in only one way, other perspectives become clouded. “Just as you put on rose-colored glasses and then everything has a […]

by · April 20, 2017 · News
NPR reporter props up hands-on news

NPR reporter props up hands-on news

Sable Riley Arts & Entertainment Editor National Public Radio’s listenership is growing steadily in spite of a stagnation or decline in the audiences for other news media, according to NPR correspondent Debbie Elliott. “So, we’re kind of this bright spot,” Elliott said in a speech in Trojan Center on Wednesday, April 19. Elliott said her theory is NPR’s loyalty to its original mission statement which is “to work in partnership with member stations to create a more informed public—one challenged and invigorated by a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, […]

by · April 20, 2017 · News