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From The Editor

Beginning in this issue, there are two pertinent changes to the Opinion section which should be made known.

First, guest column submissions will now be identified by having the author’s name italicized. In addition, on occasions where there is no room for a particular letter on this page, those letters to the editor which are placed on the facing page will be identified clearly as such.

Second, in order to stimulate more discussion and illuminate campus issues, we have begun to solicit guest column submissions from members of the administration (with the aid of Professor Paul A. Lagace ’78). To begin this collaboration, a column written by Dean Larry G. Benedict is on the facing page. As always, we encourage all interested parties -- students, faculty, and community members -- to submit letters to the editor (of maximum length around 150 words) or full length guest columns (of about 750 words) to letters@the-tech.mit.edu, on MIT or worldly matters.

Our goal, as always, is to foster dialogue in the community on issues of importance to MIT and the world at large. We’re dependent on your feedback to make this happen! Keep that mail coming.