Faculty take charge toward lowering textbook prices

Rakshak Adhikari Staff Writer Bret Woods, an assistant professor of ethnomusicology, has used the library’s course reserve to provide textbook references for all his classes ever since he started teaching at Troy in 2012. When a textbook is put in reserve at the library, students can check it out for two hours to do their assignments. “I want to allow all students in my classes to have an equal platform for accessing the information in their reading assignments,” Woods said. “I don’t think that financial resources should play a role…

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Institute offers free tai chi class

Rakshak Adhikari Staff Writer Every Wednesday, the Confucius Institute’s Chinese culture course takes place in the basement of Bibb Graves. The culture course is offered in two parts. In the first part, an hourlong tai chi class is offered. The second part is Chinese Corner, where different topics relating to Chinese culture are discussed. “Our ultimate goal is to make people see that Chinese culture is not something strange and exotic,” said Lin Cao, a visiting scholar at the Confucius Institute at Troy University and an associate professor at Dalian…

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