ErratumA Tuesday article on proceedings in The Tech’s embezzlement cases [“Court Rules Thomas Must Repay $15,784”] misquoted Stacey Winston ’02 and also included an inference that misrepresented her intended comments.
Winston said that she was approached by a member of The Tech’s staff to arrange a transaction whereby a deposit would appear in her bank account for her to later turn back over to that individual. She did not specify the individual’s gender, nor did she intend to imply that the individual was male. In the interview, Winston also left unspecified the means by which she turned back the money. She did not say that she later wrote this individual a check for the amount.
Another Tuesday article [“Massachusetts Primaries Today”] misstated the number and kinds of elections in Tuesday’s Massachusetts primaries. Statewide, Republican and Democratic voters chose candidates in seven races, not three: U.S. senator, governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer, and auditor. At the local level, fourteen primaries, not two, were voted on by Cambridge residents, although no voter was eligible to vote in all fourteen. Voters who live in MIT dormitories were eligible to vote for their councilor on the Mass. Governor’s Council, state senator from the First Suffolk and Middlesex District, Middlesex District Attorney, Middlesex Register of Probate, and state representative in either the Eighth or Ninth Suffolk District.
The article also misstated the names of local state senate and representative districts. MIT is in the First Suffolk and Middlesex senate district and spans the Twenty-Sixth Middlesex, Eighth Suffolk, and Ninth Suffolk state representative districts. There is no “Eighth District of Suffolk County” or “Suffolk, Middlesex, and Essex County state senate” district. Although the names of Massachusetts legislature districts carry the names of nearby Massachusetts counties, they are politically unrelated to their namesake counties and do not share the same boundaries.