Perspectives

It Came from the Archives: Photos of a Dothan neighborhood, 1958

July 11, 2019
By Dr. Marty Olliff

Archival collections sometimes tell stories beyond those on their face. Archivists talk about collections found in attics or on roadsides, and some collections have had narrow escapes from destruction.

The Bill Church Collection (record group 101) is one of those. A long-time Dothan resident, Mr. Church was chatting with a workman burning debris from a…

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Robocalls make cell users fear answering the phone

June 19, 2019
By Daniel Sutter

AMillions of Americans fear answering their phone due to a plague of billions of robocalls. These calls have made a mockery of the national Do Not Call Registry and touch on several public policy questions.

We had seemingly ended the problem of unwanted telemarketing calls. Congress authorized the Do Not Call Registry in 2003 after…

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TROY Master’s at Work helps professionals achieve goals

June 11, 2019
By Erika Barnes Ford

Returning to school at nearly 50 years of age has been more taxing than I originally anticipated, TROY Master’s at Work MPA Program has exceeded my expectations. It’s the perfect complement to aid me in achieving my professional goals. The structure—in-person lectures and online classes—has helped me have a more productive experience.

I began my…

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