TROY students attend conference call with Madeleine Albright

About 10 Troy University students recently took part in a conference call with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

About 10 Troy University students recently took part in a conference call with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

A group of Troy University students recently listened to and conversed with a groundbreaking U.S. diplomat.

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who served under President Bill Clinton, spoke to a select nationwide audience on a conference call last month sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations.

About 10 students, many from Dr. Michael Slobodchikoff’s…

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Historian Flynt discusses Alabama’s strengths, failings

Historian and author Dr. Wayne Flynt discussed a litany of issues related to Alabama history and culture at TROY's Dothan Campus on Thursday.

Historian and author Dr. Wayne Flynt discussed a litany of issues related to Alabama history and culture at TROY's Dothan Campus on Thursday.

According to a renowned Alabama historian, the state should be proud of its literature, its art and its football, but should be ashamed of its politics.

Renowned historian Dr. Wayne Flynt outlined those points while discussing the state’s cultural heritage, both good and bad, during a two-hour presentation Thursday evening at Troy University’s Dothan Campus.

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Alabama gets a ‘free lunch’

School children in select school systems in Alabama are on a free school lunch and breakfast program under USDA.

School children in select school systems in Alabama are on a free school lunch and breakfast program under USDA.

Several dozen Alabama school districts are offering free lunches to all students this year.  Economists have long claimed that “There’s no such thing as a free lunch!”  Although I don’t think that Alabama schools have proven economists wrong, this case illustrates a challenge of limiting government.

School systems offering free lunches this year, according to…

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Many Trojans have made an impact through public service

Alabama Capitol Building. Carol M. Highsmith [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

Alabama Capitol Building. Carol M. Highsmith [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

Editor’s note: This is the first installment of a series of columns highlighting outstanding Trojan alumni in different fields.
 
Hundreds of TROY Trojans have made a difference through public service, from town halls to Washington D.C.  This year is no different, as the current election cycle has two Trojans seeking statewide office and currently…

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