WJI Buzz - Conn, Cumbow, Parker, Pearcey

Jul 27, 2011

Jordan Conn (06) wrote a short digital book called The Defender, about former NBA player Manute Bol, published by The Atavist, which focuses on pieces that are longer than magazine articles but shorter than books. Conn traveled to Sudan to report the story, and it is a top-selling basketball book on Amazon. More information is available here. Conn is a graduate of Lee University and the University of California at Berkeley, and can be reached at jconn23@gmail.com.

Victoria Cumbow (06) and her colleagues at The Huntsville (Ala.) Times were honored with first and second place for deadline reporting by the APME for their coverage of the fatal shooting at the University of Alabama in Huntsville in February of 2010. Cumbow is the public safety reporter, a graduate of Auburn University and can be reached at victoria@victoriacumbow.com.

Star Parker (teacher 03-04), founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal Education, a 501(c)(3) non-profit think tank which promotes market based public policy to fight poverty, will be the keynote speaker for the Sherman Thompson Parker Memorial Scholarship Banquet on August 13 in St. Louis. Star can be reached at starparker@urbancure.org.

Nancy Pearcey (WJI Francis Schaeffer Scholar and teacher 99-07) is featured in an article in Touchstone about her latest book, Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault on Mind, Morals and Meaning. Read it here.

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