In the Jan. 19 "Faith-Based," Mark Oppenheimer incorrectly placed the scholar Nathan Hatch at Notre Dame. Last fall, he became the president of Wake Forest University.
The Jan. 17 "Explainer" originally contained a photograph of a man holding a piece of ordnance; the photograph was removed after readers brought our attention to a New York Times correction that pointed out the caption information provided by Agence France-Presse was inaccurate. The unexploded ordnance was not the remains of a missile fired at a house in Pakistan.
In the Jan. 16 "Human Nature," William Saletan originally and incorrectly said that none of the female teacher-sex-offenders who turned up in a Slate Nexis search molested victims younger than 15. In fact, several did. Most did not. The sentence was intended to say that none of the female offenders molested multiple victims under 15—but due to a reporting error during the search, this would also be incorrect. One offender, Sarah Bench-Salorio, molested multiple victims under 15. Her inclusion raises the average sentence for female offenders who targeted multiple victims including at least one under 16.
In the "Human Nature" roundup from the week of Jan. 16, William Saletan originally and incorrectly said old drivers were more accident-prone than teenagers. According to the article to which the item linked, "The 65-plus population accounts for more accidents per miles driven than any group other than teenagers."
In the Jan. 12 "Gizmos" column, Paul Boutin originally implied that the subscription service Vongo allows users to play downloaded movies for as long as their subscription is active. The movies expire anywhere from six months to a few years after they're downloaded.