Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
Sept. 26 2008 7:06 AM


In a Sept. 25  "Trailhead" post, Somerset Perry stated that former Weather Underground member William Ayers is a professor at the University of Chicago. In fact, he is a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, a separate institution.


In the Sept. 23 "Books," François Furstenberg wrote that Annette Gordon-Reed is a professor at New York University. She is a professor at New York Law School and a member of the history faculty at Rutgers.

In a Sept. 23 "Politics," on Dahlia Lithwick erroneously used the name of trooper Mike Wooten instead of his boss Walt Monegan.

In the Sept. 18 "Culturebox," Nate DiMeo misspelled Sidney Poitier's name.

In the Sept. 18 "Today's Papers," Daniel Politi omitted the word "with" in a quote from the Wall Street Journal.

Due to a copy-editing error, the Sept. 16 "Ad Report Card" misquoted a line from the trailer for Zack and Miri Make a Porno. In the trailer, Rogen's character says he would like to watch "a tape of Rosie O'Donnell getting fucked stupid."

In the Sept. 16 "Press Box," Jack Shafer incorrectly stated that Rep. Tom Foley represented Massachusetts. He represented Washington state. Shafer misidentified William Maloni as former chief of staff for Rep. Richard Baker, R-La. Maloni worked for Rep. William S. Moorhead, D-Penn., the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, and the Federal Reserve before joining Fannie Mae, where he worked in government relations for more than 20 years.

In the Aug. 19 "Dispatches," Emily Meehan incorrectly summarized Mohamed Qanyare Afrah saying he was present at a parliamentary chair fight over the Somali president's decision to invite Ethiopian forces to combat an Islamist uprising in Somalia. Qanyare remembered the incident as is historically accurate: It was a manifestation of government divisions not relating to an Islamist uprising, which occured only later.

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