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Weather strikes in Pike County

Lilly Casolaro News Editor The city of Troy and Troy University experienced severe weather with thunderstorms on Monday and Wednesday, leading to partial or full class cancellations. According to an email sent by Dean of Student Services Herbert Reeves on Monday, April 3, around 8 a.m., “Classes on the Troy University (Alabama) campuses will be canceled today at 12 noon; however, evening classes will continue to meet as scheduled.” Students with classes scheduled before noon and after 5 p.m. on Monday were still required to go unless the class was […]

by · April 7, 2017 · News
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Food changes planned in TC

Pradyot Sharma Staff Writer The Sodexo management confirmed that A&W in the Trojan Center will be replaced by Steak ’n Shake, at The Food Advisory Council of Troy (FACT) meeting on Tuesday, April 4.    They also said that Marketplace  will  be removed. A  Marble Slab outlet is anticipated to take the place of the old game room and current temporary Admissions office. The  meeting had been rescheduled from Tuesday, March 21, to Tuesday, April 4, due to scheduling conflicts, according to Ibrahim Yildrim, Troy’s Sodexo general manager. The FACT […]

by · April 7, 2017 · News
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Poetry reading draws students

Kat Rogers Staff Writer Troy University’s Writing Center and Sigma Tau Delta (an English honor society) partnered in a marathon reading of “Leaves of Grass,” a poetry compilation by Walt Whitman. The event was held Thursday, April 6, on the main near Smith Hall starting at 6:30 a.m. The reading continued throughout the day until all the poems from Whitman’s book were read and finished early afternoon. Trish Harris, coordinator for the Writing Center, helped to organize the reading and said that a similar event was held while she was […]

by · April 7, 2017 · News
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RHA to hold Easter fundraiser

Lilly Casolaro News Editor Troy University’s Residence Hall Association is organizing an Easter fundraiser to support the local Boys and Girls Club. According to the group’s Facebook page, “Troy RHA is an organization that serves as a voice for the students residing in on-campus residence halls at Troy University,” that shares ideas and concerns with the housing and residence life staff. One of the main purposes of the organization is to promote community outreach and fundraising projects. Erika Quinn, a junior hospitality major from Clay and vice president of RHA, […]

by · April 7, 2017 · News
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Prospective students visit campus for Trojan Day

Justin Blowers Staff Writer Spring Trojan Day had a 19 percent increase in student attendees, according to Director of Enrollment Services Tiffani Schmidt. The event took place on Saturday, March 25, and is designed for prospective students, both incoming transfers and freshmen, and their families to learn more about Troy University. “It’s the best opportunity for students to come get their academic information, student involvement information and we always coordinate an athletic event with it,” Schmidt said. “It’s the best opportunity for them (prospective students) to get the full experience.” […]

by · March 30, 2017 · News
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Trojan pride and service week to begin Monday

Asem Abdelfattah Staff Writer The Student Government Association is promoting Home Sweet Troy Week from April 3-8. Douglas Dick, a junior risk management and insurance major from Panama City, Florida, and SGA vice president of campus activities-elect, said that the goal of this event is to promote school spirit while having fun and serving the community. The first event of the week will be Compliment Day. SGA members will pass out compliment stickers, T-shirts and candy outside the Trojan Center on Monday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. […]

by · March 30, 2017 · News
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QEP ideas needed

Lilly Casolaro News Editor Troy University is undergoing preparations for its accreditation reaffirmation process that occurs every 10 years. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) serves as the regional accrediting body and seeks “to assure the educational quality and improve the effectiveness of its member institutions,” according to its website. Wendy Huckabee Broyles, director of assessment for the offices of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness, described the series of steps and timeline for the SACSCOC review. “For the main review, we will submit our compliance […]

by · March 30, 2017 · News
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Student to showcase modern art

Tori Bedsole Editor-in-Chief Asem Abdelfattah Staff Writer A multimedia experience by Rachel Strain, a sophomore art major from Newton, will be featured in the Troy University library in honor of Women’s History Month on Monday, March 27, starting at 3 p.m. in the instructional media room. “Miss Represented” is the first installment in “The Second Gilded Age” collection, which “combines traditional and modern art platforms in order to juxtapose what we focus on in the media with the events we should be paying attention to,” according to Strain. “Plastered over […]

by · March 23, 2017 · News
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Morris Dees discusses justice and freedom for symposium

Tori Bedsole Editor-in-Chief Sable Riley Arts & Entertainment Editor “Today, there are people in this country receiving no justice and no opportunity,” said Morris Dees, the co-founder and chief trial counsel for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), at the annual M. Stanton Evans journalism symposium on Wednesday, March 22. According to the SPLC website, the center focuses on fighting hate, teaching tolerance and seeking justice. “It didn’t end with the death of Martin Luther King Jr.,” Dees said. “Dr. King had to face politicians without courage and a terrorist, […]

by · March 23, 2017 · News
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Inductees welcomed into honors program

Pradyot Sharma Staff Writer The Troy University Honors Department held its annual induction ceremony on Tuesday, March 21, at the Baptist Campus Ministries. The ceremony is purposed to recognize freshmen who have successfully completed a semester in the honors program after taking the honors colloquium course, the honors version of the Troy Orientation course. Induction into the honors program also requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25. Attendees were provided dinner and presented with a certificate recognizing their achievement. “Scholars enter their first year and a lot of things can […]

by · March 23, 2017 · News