Writing Leads #1

Faculty in Plane Crash

who: Associate professor of rural sociology John Dumont and associate professor of English George Johnson are both from Backwater State University.; what: A jet with forty-five passengers and crew members crashed and five were killed.; where: They were both aboard the same TWA jet and crashed on takeoff at Kennedy International Airport.; when: The crash occurred Thursday night.; why: The professors were returning from separate conferences in New York City.; how: The cause of the crash in unknown.

Meeman Speaks

who: Norman Meeman, winner of the Pulitzer prize, spoke to an audience of 67, most of whom are English students. ; what: Meeman stated, “You can’t be a great writer by imitating the styles of prize-winning authors. You’ve got to get out and sample life, learn how other people live, and then let your inner feelings pour out. These parodies they assign in college English courses are a bunch of hogwash.”; where: Meeman spoke in Room 111 of the William Oxley Thomson Memorial Library.; when: Meeman spoke Sunday at 4:30 p.m.; why: Meeman won the Pulitzer prize for his book, My Life as Far as it Goes.; how: Meeman garnered the prestige to give such a speech because he won the Pulitzer prize.

Professor Wins Award

who: Clement Crabtree, a professor of horticulture, was among 32 winners.; what: The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge announced its annual George Washington Honor Medal winners.; where: The winners were announced at a ceremony in Pennsylvania.; when: The winners were announced last week.; why: Crabtree was cited for his essay called “Plan for Peace,” in which he urged distribution of free packets of red, white and blue flower seeds in foreign nations.; how: Crabtree was cited for his essay.

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