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Troy Adds Two Accredited Graduate Programs

By: Kelsey Vickers Two graduate programs have recently become accredited in the College of Education on campus. Graduate students can now pursue a master’s degree in either Clinical Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling. Dr. Kathryn Hildebrand, Dean of the College of Education, said that the accreditation of these two programs occurred because of the faculty Read More

Armed Robbery on Troy Campus

by: Karli Mauldin An armed robbery took place at Troy University behind Alumni Hall on Monday, Feb. 4 at 7:40 p.m. A 20 year-old male student was walking into his dorm at Alumni Hall when three category-one males, who were described to be within ages 18-20 but did not appear to be students, approached him. As Read More

Midland City Hostage Resolved: Dykes Identified

By: Devin Smith     Authorities have now officially identified the man responsible for the hostage situation developing in Midland City as 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes. The press conference confirming the release of the information came just hours before Dykes and the child entered their fourth day inside the underground bunker. No other information was given Read More

Neighbors Speak out About Dale County Shooter

By: Devin Smith   Neighbors of the Midland City man who kidnapped and is holding hostage a five-year-old boy have begun to speak out. Authorities have still not officially released the names of the shooter or the hostage, but neighbors have identified the shooter as Jimmy Lee Dykes, a retired truck driver and Vietnam veteran, and Read More

Midland City Hostage

By: Devin Smith A five-year-old boy is currently being held hostage in an underground bunker in Midland City after a man shot and killed a school bus driver Tuesday afternoon. The shooter, as identified by his neighbors, is suspected to be 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes. Dykes is a local resident of Midland City, a small town located Read More

S.C.A.D.A Revived

By:Kelsey Vickers Students Concerned about Disability Awareness, S.C.A.D.A. for short, is an organization on campus with the purpose to promote and raise disability awareness, has become an official organization as of last Thursday. S.C.A.D.A. is an organization on campus that was founded about 8-9 years ago, according to faculty advisor and Adaptive Needs Program director Deborah Read More

SGA President Not Seeking Re-Election

By: Cody Muzio   photo by: Kelcie Hathcock Absent from February’s Student Government Association election ballots will be one name many expected to see: current SGA president Will Thompson. “After much thought and prayerful consideration, I have decided to serve one term as SGA president,” Thompson said. Thompson, a junior political science major from Montgomery, is Read More

Student Discount Cards in the Near Future

By: Chrissy Brown   A new incentive to joining the Trojan community is currently in the works. The Student Government Association, the Pike County Chamber of Commerce and local businesses are teaming up to create a student discount cards that students can purchase and receive discounts from venues in the Troy area. The main goal of Read More

Capitalism is Back!

By: Anthony Watson   Capitalism is back and with it, the U.S. economy. The Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy (in conjunction with the Hall School of Journalism and Communication and the Sorrell College of Business) hosted Stephen Moore, an economist and journalist for the Wall Street Journal, yesterday in the Trojan Center Theatre at Read More

SGA Weak in Numbers Strong in Direction

By: Andrew Clay Due to lack of attendance, the Student Government Association at Troy University was unable to call for a vote or a ratification of any potential legislation on Tuesday, Jan. 22. SGA require a quorum or two-thirds majority in order to ratify the minutes from the previous meeting or vote. The meeting was called Read More

Troy Arts & Sciences Programs Adds New Degrees

Troy University’s College of Arts and Sciences sees addition of bachelor’s degrees with the New Year. Approved for introduction this semester, the Bachelors of Applied Sciences and the Bachelors of Liberal Arts offers to TROY students a structured but manageable course of study. This degree will allow nontraditional students the opportunity to obtain a degree in Read More

SGA Changes Approach on Constitution

Despite promises by previous Student Government Association president Darreyel Laster to revise and rework the SGA constitution, according to current president Will Thompson, the effort has been shelved. “After serving on the constitutional revision committee and making the revisions we felt needed to be made,” Thompson said, “we felt it would be better to go article Read More

Newman Center

In the fall of 2013 a new dormitory will be opened to the students of Troy University. While this dorm will have 367 Trojan-Village-esque dorm rooms, this dormitory is different than all of the other housing facilities on campus. This dorm will include the Newman Center, which according to an article published in the Troy Messenger, Read More