Tag Archives: civic engagement

Under One Roof

March 29, 2017
By Michael Orlofsky

My Polish immigrant grandmother lived in a rowhome in a coal-mining town in eastern Pennsylvania. In making reference to the house and neighborhood she said that they all lived under one roof. Quite literally, every house on her block was connected to its neighbor, and each roof was contiguous one to the other. Her concern…

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Can Castle Contest nets more than 7000 food items to fight local hunger

March 16, 2017
By Andy Ellis

Troy University students collected more than 7,000 food items as the result of the Office of Civic Engagement’s seventh annual Can Castle Contest at the Troy Campus on Wednesday.

Student organizations collected items and then used those items to construct can castles on the patio outside of the Barnes & Noble bookstore.

Phi Mu sorority…

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Summit raises awareness about food, housing insecurity among college students

March 3, 2017
By Andy Ellis

Classes, all-night study sessions, research papers and exams, and extracurricular activities and social events are all commonly thought of as making up the college experience. Hunger and homelessness are not.

And yet, statistics from the recent study, “Hunger on Campus: The Challenge of Food Insecurity for College Students,” reveal food and housing insecurity is growing…

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