Troy University selected to help Chilean teachers learn about America

July 29, 2016
By Greg Phillips

A group of high school teachers from Chile spent the month of July learning the English language and American culture courtesy of Troy University.

The University was selected by the U.S. Embassy in Santiago, Chile, to host and teach the Chilean visitors English as a Second Language.

Those participating in the program were high school…

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A Study in Empathy

July 26, 2016
By Michael Orlofsky

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

July 25, 2016
By Steve Stewart

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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