Megaphone (Georgetown, Tex.), Vol. 94, No. 07, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 7, 1999 Page: 2 of 12
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Texas A&M students killed in car accident
The Battalion (Texas A&M U.)
(U-WIRE) COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Two Texas
A&M University students were killed and another stu-
dent was injured in a car accident Saturday afternoon
on Interstate 45, one mile north of Centerville.
The students were in a Lexus sports utility vehicle,
traveling south, when the back tire hit a patch of grass
and then rolled down the embankment.
The vehicle then flipped and passengers Carolina
Gonzalez, a freshman business administration major
from Bcllaire and Robert Daniel, a freshman computer
engineering major from Dallas, were thrown from the
Gonzalez was pronounced dead at the scene and
Daniel was taken to East Texas Medical Center in Fairfield
where he was later pronounced dead. Lisa Whalen, the
driver and a freshman education major, was treated for
minor injuries at East Texas Medical Center and released
Saturday.The accident is still under investigation.
Sarah Rogers, a friend of the car accident victims
and a freshman general studies major, said Gonzalez,
Daniel and Whalen had been visiting friends and family
Rogers lived on the fourth floor of the University
Tower along with Gonzalez and Daniel. She said Daniel
moved in a week late after choosing to leave the Corps
"When he moved in, the whole floor bonded," she
said. "He was the center of everyone's attention." Rogers
said all the residents of the fourth floor have been
shaken by the accident. She said they have good memo-
ries about their friends.
"They were both very, very full of life and very car-
ing about everyone else," she said.
Daniel and Gonzalez will be honored at Silver Taps
on Nov. 2.
Q: 63% of the people who made
philanthropic donations to SU last year
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ing with other students about their written work.
Piedmont-Marton is an assistant professor of English
The writing center will be located in Mood aw. nvc
computers are available, although students shouldn’t ex-
pcct to he able to write thrlr .entire- peper there. There
who was hired to start the center. She comes from the
University ofTexas, where she ran the writing center. It
was quite popular and saw about ten and a half thou-
sand visitors a year.
She has taken the same concept of a writing center
that UT used and applied it to the structure here at SU.
The liberal arts atmosphere at SU provides different
obstacles for a writing center to be successful.
The popularity of writing centers on campus is ex-
periencing a revival. In the 80s, the focus was more on
the student's deficiency and a writing center was a place
to go to : stored. Now the focus is on teaching people
what they want to learn. *
"Since the 80s. writing centers have made a huge
contribution to the quality of an undergraduate's writ-
ing experience," Piedmont-Marton said.
are also about a dozen small tables with chairs, an ideal
set-up small-group interactions. Students will also have
access to a bookshelf that will have many helpful re-
sources. Besides a dictionary and a thesaurus, there will
be style handbooks and books concerning specific dis-
ciplines. Information on citing online sources and. other
writing handbooks is also available.
During this year staff members will be collecting in-
formation,such as helpful hints and sample papers, about
specific classes and professors.They will also interview
the professors. This will help prospective students of a
class see what it entails. It will also help current stu-
dents get a handle on their assignment.
The University Writing Center looks like it will be a
positive addition to SU. Hopefully, many students will
utilize it and further their own growth as writltrs.
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