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.
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
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
Why: 32 winners, a professor of horticulture won
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.”