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Faculty in Plane Crash

Who: John Dumont, George Johnson

What: Plane crash involving 45 people, with Backwater State University faculty

When: Thursday night

Where: Kennedy International Airport, New York City

Why: Prominence, unusual, faculty members on board, fatalities

How: Plane crashed at takeoff

Two Backwater State University professors were among the survivors involved in the fatal plane crash at Kennedy International Airport that killed five passengers Thursday night.

Professors John Dumont and George Johnson were returning from separate conferences in New York City.

Meeman Speaks

Who: author Norman Meeman

What: prominent author spoke to 67 students at a library

When: 4:30 p.m.

Where: William Oxley Thomson Memorial Library, Room 111

Why: Meeman is a Pulitzer Prize winner

How: N/A

Pulitzer Prize winner and renowned author Norman Meeman makes a visit to the William Oxley Thomson Memorial Library to speak to 67 English students about what it takes to be a great writer.

“These parodies they assign in college English courses are a bunch of hogwash,” said Meeman. He was awarded with the Pulitzer Prize two years prior to his speaking engagement through is book My Life as Far as It Goes.

Professor Wins Award

Who: The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge

What: Foundation announced the winners of the George Washington Honor Medal

When: Last week

Where: Pennsylvania

Why: 32 winners, a professor of horticulture won

How: N/A

At a Pennsylvania ceremony last week 32 people were recognized for the George Washington Honor Medal by the Freedom Foundations at Valley Forge.

Among the medal recipients was a professor of horticulture, Clement Crabtree, who wrote the essay “Plan for Peace.”

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