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Infamous Pacer errors during the 2003-04 academic year


Published (Volume 76, No. 31)


March 26, 2004 - Cover headline: “Casual sex puts you at risk for STD” with a logo above stating “Crime in the Community”.
Casual sex has been declared a crime? That was certainly news to us. The slip up occurred when two stories were swapped for sake of the sake of space. But it does make you think.

December 15, 2003 - Campus News story: “A local fraternity at UTM no longer has to pay $1,2000 dollars worth of property taxes according to a ruling issued by the chancery court of Weakley County.”

A decimal point. Ever thought that little dot could mean so much? In reality, the fraternity was forgiven of $12,000 in property taxes by the courts, not $1,200.  The mistake was quickly corrected on our online edition.

November 21, 2004 - Cover deck headline: “Online instructor evaluation system could debut as early as fall 2005”
My, that’s an awful long time to wait. While we did criticize SGA for at times being rather slow and inefficient, we have to give them a little credit. The system for online instructor evaluations will start this fall.