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A feature story last Friday [“Greetings from Academia: The Academics Speak Out”] rendered remarks incorrectly from Briony G. Keith, senior secretary in literature. Referring to the process of acclimating freshmen into MIT, she said, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” She did not say, “Tell Vandiver, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” in reference to J. Kim Vandiver, the dean for undergraduate research.

A Tuesday article [“Tuition, Other Expenses to Top $40,000 Next Year”] referred incorrectly to “self-help,” the amount of money students must contribute to their tuition to be eligible to receive grants from MIT. Student self-help contributions may only come from loans and work-study, not from summer earnings.

Another Tuesday article [“Faculty Unsure on Anti-War Walkout”] referred imprecisely to the publication Boston Review. Although it is edited by two members of MIT’s Political Science department and appears at, it is published by a separately incorporated non-profit organization and is not “MIT’s Boston Review.”