Corrections from the past week.

Corrections from the past week.

Corrections from the past week.

Slate's mistakes.
March 12 2004 3:20 PM


In a March 8 "Chatterbox," Timothy Noah asserted, erroneously, that Alfonso Gómez-Lobo, a philosophy professor at Georgetown University and member of the President's Council on Bioethics, missed "almost twice as many meetings" as did Elizabeth Blackburn, a cell biologist at the University of California-San Francisco who was dropped from the council. In fact, Gómez-Lobo has an unusually good attendance record at the bioethics council, having missed only the first of the council's 15 meetings. The error arose from a faulty computer search of the meeting transcripts.

In addition, Noah noted that Blackburn missed about as many meetings as James Q. Wilson, a political scientist formerly of Harvard and the University of California-Los Angeles. But Chatterbox was unaware when he wrote the article that Wilson missed the meetings due to illness. The comparison between Blackburn's and Wilson's absences has therefore been excised.


In the March 7 edition of "Today's Papers," Bill O'Brien incorrectly identified the Iraqi National Congress as the Iraqi National Conference.

In his Feb. 24, 2004 review of Staffers, Dennis Cass incorrectly referred to Wesley Clark's staffer as Amad Johnson; his correct name is Amad Jackson.

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