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A capella Article Unnecessary

Why did Tuesday’s edition run a front-page article on the controversy between a capella groups at MIT [“Talks on Studio Access Get Tense,” April 29] that included no recent quotes from a single member of any MIT a capella group? It was mentioned that “Executive officers of all of the MIT a capella groups generally declined or did not return requests to comment for this article.”

Do you think that’s a clue that MIT’s a capella groups would like a chance to work out their negotiations on the new recording studio without the complications of public coverage? And do you think The Tech has the responsibility to respectfully honor that desire? Or do you think your readers who are not in a capella groups (like me) wanted to know about the controversy so much that the wishes of these groups should be ignored?

I think The Tech had no business printing this article.

William T. Hafer ’03