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Tech Writers Should Seek To Substantiate Views

Tech Writers Should Seek To Substantiate Views

In Friday's Tech, Thomas R. Karlo '97 writes, "I take pride as an editor of The Tech that we publish not just opinions that I agree with, but those I dislike as well" ["There's A Reason Why It's Called the Opinion Page," Feb. 28]. I would like to point out that most of the outrage generated by the controversial column by Stacey E. Blau '98 ["Hypocritical Fraternities Embarrass MIT," Feb. 25] arose not simply because people disagreed with it but because her opinions were admittedly unsubstantiated. It seems to me that as an editor of The Tech, Karlo should take pride in printing only opinions expressing a well-researched and coherent point of view and in not allowing the opinion pages to turn into a forum for baseless ranting and raving.

Rachel Cunningham '98