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Staff of Nightline addresses some student misconceptions

We, the staffers at Nightline, would like to address a couple popular misconceptions about the nature of our telephone hotline. We are concerned that these misconceptions may interfere with our service to the MIT community, and we would like to take this opportunity to correct them.

We would like to again address the automatic number identification issue. This feature allows the person on the receiving end of a phone call to identify the caller's number. Nightline would like to take this opportunity to inform MIT once again that we are not equipped with this feature. Our phones are unable to give us any information regarding the caller's identity.

We would also like to address the concerns of some recent callers. Yes, Nightline is both a counseling and information hotline. We treat both counseling and information calls with the same respect. As far as making a counseling call, if the issue is serious to you, it is serious to us. We encourage you to call us with any questions or concerns. All calls are, and will remain, completely confidential.

Jan Marie Hernandez '91->

for the Nightline staff->