Perspectives

Green New Deal discussion needs to consider the ‘why’

October 4, 2019

submitted by Dr. Sig Harden

We would like to thank our colleague for starting the conversation about renewable energy in the perspective article in the August 22 Troy Today entitled “ A ‘renewable electric grid’ may be a mirage.”  This article illustrated many important points, and highlighted some of the challenges we face moving to a renewable…

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Professionally Engaged, Globally Prepared: How My Business School Prepared Me for Success

August 30, 2019
By Olivia Walleser

Thanks to recent media, it’s no longer such a bad thing to be a geek. Shows like Stranger Things, billionaires like Bill Gates, and production companies like Marvel Studios are making “geeks” cool again. And so is my alma mater, Troy University.

The Sorrell College of Business’s GEEKS program was created to better engage students…

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It Came from the Archives: 20th century Dothan socialite Pauline Burdeshaw

August 28, 2019
By Dr. Marty Olliff

Pauline (neé Byrd) Burdeshaw was an anomaly.

In an era when few women traveled far and most did not travel without their husbands, Polly, as she was known to her friends, made multiple trips in North America, South America, and Europe.  Staying in high-end hotels and traveling by luxury steam liners, she met the famous…

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