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Thursday, July 19, 2007

The Matthew Effect

I am writing to complain about the incomplete identifying information given about your op-ed writer, Nigel Hamilton (The resurrection of Bill Clinton, Boston Globe, July 12, 2007, A15) who was identified as being a fellow of the McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies.

Now, you and I know that the McCormack School is at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

But I wonder how well this is known among all your readers. If it is not known then, absent complete information, it is likely that they will attribute the location of the McCormack Center to one of the more prestigious Universities in town such as Boston College, or Boston University, or even to one of those across the river, Harvard, MIT, or Tufts.

Please give complete information in the future.

Sent to Boston Globe

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