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BOE Meeting

Members of the Hattiesburg Board of Education met to discuss the issue of student enrollment dropping by 200 from 1,050 this year.

After assistant superintendent Max Hoemmeldorfer made a statement about how “The future looks bleak,” the Board of Education decided to pass a new set of rules regarding the student’s dress code. Along with this, the school administration accepted a low bid from Farmer’s Diary to offer students milk at a lower price in an effort to increase enrollment.

Faculty in Plane Crash

Two professors from Backwater State University escaped injury Thursday after their plane crashed at takeoff at Kennedy International Airport.

Upon returning from separate conferences in New York City on, Backwater professors John Dumont and George Johnson were aboard the same TWA jet when it crashed while taking off. Although they remained unscathed, five out of the forty-five (45?) passengers and crew members aboard were killed.

Meeman Speaks

Pulitzer Prize winner told college students that their classes were “hogwash” when he spoke at the William Oxley Thomson Memorial Library on Sunday.

Norman Meeman, author of Pulitzer Prize winning book, “My Life as Far as It Goes,” spoke to 67 predominantly English students in an effort to inspire them to learn how to get in touch with their inner feelings instead of focusing only on their course assignments.

“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,” Meeman said.

Professor Wins Award

At a ceremony held by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge in Pennsylvania last week, winners of the annual George Washington Medal were announced.

Among the 32 winners was Clement Crabtree, a professor of horticulture who was cited for his essay “Plan for Peace” which encouraged the distribution of free red, white and blue flower seeds in foreign nations.

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