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    COVID-19 clinic helping people from across Alabama

    News | March 26, 2021

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    Future Trojans enjoy Trojan Day

    Students | March 23, 2021

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    Patterson remembered for hard work, loyalty

    News | March 19, 2021

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A Study in Empathy

 

In my younger and more vulnerable years as a college English teacher, a student in my World Literature class asked why he had to take a General Studies literature course. Up to that time, I thought the truth was self-evident—literature was important in its own right. I gave him the best response that I knew:…

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The quotable Donald Trump: ‘good copy’ for journalists

 

Presidential candidate Donald Trump reminds me of a county commissioner whom I couldn’t resist quoting.

Jerry Steele was a member of the Monroe County Commission when I was editor of the Monroeville newspaper. Commission meetings were usually short and dull (possibly because the decisions had already been made behind closed doors), but Commissioner Steele would…

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Mother, daughter graduate from Troy University together

Pam Austin (left) and Michonda Austin pose with Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr. before graduating at the Troy Campus.

Pam Austin (left) and Michonda Austin pose with Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr. before graduating at the Troy Campus.

Among a sea of graduates Friday at Troy University’s summer commencement were two Atlanta women for whom the experience was doubly special.

Pam Austin and her daughter, Michonda, both walked across the stage at Trojan Arena to accept criminal justice diplomas Friday — Pam’s a bachelor’s and Michonda’s a master’s.

The two women said they’ve…

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Secretary Merrill urges students to overcome obstacles to achieve success

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill  delivers the keynote address to TROY graduates on Friday, July 22, at the Troy Campus.

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill delivers the keynote address to TROY graduates on Friday, July 22, at the Troy Campus.

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill challenged graduates at Troy University to be prepared to overcome roadblocks to success and live a life of service to others.

His remarks came during the University’s summer commencement exercises Friday in Trojan Arena, where about 500 students participated in the ceremony representing 21 U.S. states and seven countries…

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