`State of Mind' Misrepresented In 125th Anniversary Issue
To the editors:
I don't know whether there has been an "About/Face" in terms of women at The Crimson (Jan. 24), but it certainly seems that there has been an about-face with regard to reporting standards. In my day, we wouldn't report on a person's state of mind without getting, or at the very least, seeking, comment from the person whose state of mind was at issue.
One of the pitfalls of failing to get such comment is that you can get the person's state of mind wrong, as you did with mine. Also, in my day, The Crimson was wary of using unnamed sources.
Why would the "editors involved" that you cite want to be anonymous? Perhaps to keep them from being besieged with inquiries from other reporters inquiring as to how I "saw" other events that have happened to me. IRA E. STOLL '94 New York City, Feb. 2, 1998
The writer was president of The Crimson in 1993.