Faulkner Scholar Lands on His Feet; Florida State Lures Chemistry Nobelist; 'New York Times' Artist Joins Parsons School of Design

September 24, 2004 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

LETTER RIP: First, Noel Polk quit. Then, a few days later, he was fired.

It was a strange coda to the English professor's 27-year career at the University of Southern Mississippi. Mr. Polk, a 61-year-old native of Mississippi who is known for his...

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