- Who: Hattiesburg Board of Education
- What: Meeting discussing enrollment and dresscode
- When: “this morning”
- Where: Hattiesburg
- How: Assistant reported enrollment, and the board passed new rules.
- Why: “The future looks bleak.”
- On Feb. 20, the assistant superintendent announced that enrollment in Hattiesburg County Schools has dropped by 200 students, creating concern among the Hattiesburg Board of Education for the future.
Faculty in Plane Crash
- Who: Backwater State professor of rural sociology and professor of English
- What: involved in a plane crash
- When: Thursday night
- Where: Kennedy International Airport
- How: during takeoff
- Why: five people were killed, but they escaped injury
- Two Backwater State University professors survived, without injury, a TWA jet crash that took the lives of five passengers and crew at Kennedy International Airport.
- Who: Norman Meeman, author
- What: spoke to an audience of 67 English students
- When: Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
- Where: Room 111 of the William Oxley Thomson Memorial Library
- How: critiqued the modern parodies assigned in college English courses
- Why: winner of the Pulitzer Prize
- Norman Meeman, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for My Life as Far as It Goes, spoke to 67 eager students about the travesty of “imitating the styles of prize-winning authors.”
Professor Wins Award
- Who: Clement Crabtree
- What: won the annual George Washington Honor Medal
- When: last week, Feb. 18
- Where: A ceremony in PA
- How: awarded by The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge
- Why: for writing “Plan for Peace” about free packets of flower seeds
- Professor of horticulture, Clement Crabtree, was awarded one of the 32 George Washington Honor Medals for his essay, “Plan for Peace,” advocating for the international distribution of patriotic flower seeds.