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Journalism Teachers and Students React to TIME’s 2018 Person of the Year

TIME Magazine has announced its 2018 Person of the Year. They’re group of journalists who have been killed, imprisoned, or sued for their “war on truth.” Journalism teachers have been asked about how they prepare students for the dangers of industry. “Reporters and journalists do not go into their work environment every day knowing what’s going to happen,” Troy University’s Hall…

Troy Student Charged in Hit-And-Run

The Troy Police Department has announced an arrest in the Nov. 2 hit-and-run that left a Troy University student injured. 21-year-old Michael Alfonzo McKenney II, of Montgomery, turned himself in to the Troy Police Department on Tuesday on a warrant for leaving the scene of an accident. Police say McKenney, who is also a Troy University student, was the driver…

13-Year-Old Creates Card Game, Waiting for Funding

A brand new card game that is sure to add excitement to your family game night could be released in the near future. You might be surprised, however, at who its creator is. The gmae is called Face to Face. It takes place in a world where animals have disappeared. Players must work with a deck of cards to put them back into their…

TROY University Listed As Top Alabama College in “Best for Vets” Rankings

A ranking revealed Monday morning names Troy University as the top-ranked school in the state that caters to the needs of veterans and military members and their families. It is called RebootCamp: The Military Times. It’s an online source military and veterans members use for information. And Troy officials were pleased with this year’s results. “We were the highest ranked…

Troy University Students Lending A Hand in Hurricane Michael Relief

Troy University students are coming together to help fellow classmates whose homes were destroyed during Hurricane Michael. Student Kristen Humphries is from Panama City, Florida, and she recalls just how scary last Wednesday was. “I didn’t hear from my family until probably about three hours later. It was like 4 o’clock, my sister called me.” When the storm was over, Humphries…

Troy Professor Teaching Students About Perspective Using Kavanaugh Senate Hearings

On Thursday, a woman accusing Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh (Cav-uh-nah) of sexual misconduct from years ago is set to go before the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify her side of the story. We wanted to know if college professors were using the news as a teachable moment in their classrooms. One Troy University professor says he is. Michael Guo-Brennan…

Troy University Gets Grant to Study Recycling Plastics

3.2 Million will launch new research center.

Troy University will begin a new research facility called The Center for Materials and Manufacturing Sciences (CMMS) using a $3.2 Million grant from The National Institute of Standards and Technology. The grant was announced by the office of U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, which describes is as….   “…research involving the properties of polymers in plastics during the course of recycling…

Troy Community Helping with Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

Hurricane Florence is long gone, but North Carolina residents are left with a lot of damage and flooding, which is is why members of the Troy community are preparing to deliver donations to help in relief efforts. After Hurricane Florence ripped through the Carolinas, Pike County resident Nikki Stallings knew what she had to do. “Well I wanted to go…

Poverty Simulation Brings Empathy for the Less Fortunate

The money, bills, and families were fake, but the lessons learned were real. Troy University nursing students got a first-hand look at the struggles low-income families face every day. Faculty members, including Kerri Outlaw, an associate professor of nursing and faculty of public health, underwent training necessary to be able to bring the poverty simulation exercise to campus. “We really…