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The Tech's Response Line has again generated enough calls to merit a summary. We remind callers that these responses are just like letters to the editor, in that they must include the person's name, MIT affiliation and evening telephone number to be considered for publication.

1/3 Greg McMullen '85 called to compliment Bill Jackson '93 on his column about Residence/Orientation Week ["Housing should be unique," Nov. 5]. "It's so perfect, I can't praise it enough. It describes exactly my feelings, why R/O Week is among the best possible ways to introduce freshmen to the MIT experience, and should be left pretty much as it is."

1/3 Tech comics, and especially Jim's Journal, continue to inspire calls. "The best justification for keeping Jim in The Tech came out in Tuesday's Nick," Ron Scharf '92 told the Response Line. "It's the funniest thing I ever read." In the Nov. 5 strip, the character of Rick is in a copy store where a Jim-like character is working. "Chris Doerr has gotten a hell of a lot better, and you should really pay him what you're paying for Jim because he's worth it and Jim's not."

1/3 Tech columnist Matthew H. Hersch '94 generated two calls. Chip Morton '92 called to "compliment Hersch for his article on David Duke ["Don't let Duke win in Louisiana," Nov. 12], and thank him for addressing some issues."

1/3 Susan Raisty '92, personnel and publications manager for R/O '91, called to respond to Hersch's column on freshman housing ["Give frosh time to decide," Nov.19]. "The R/O counselor program does not hinder getting information to the freshmen. The main purpose [of the program] is to make sure everyone has as much information as possible."

The Tech's Response Line is an opportunity for readers to informally respond to any issues raised in The Tech, or to comment on the paper itself. Readers may call the Line at 258-8219 and leave their name, MIT affiliation, and evening phone number along with a comment or question. Responses which do not contain all of the above information will not be considered. These summaries will be printed as often as response demands.