A Message from the Editor-in-Chief
UPDATE: 10:22 PM, Saturday, June 30th, 2012. I must make a clarification: the six authors of the Brain Trust document refer to themselves as “The Trustees of Brain Trust.” This was not made clear, and I have been asked whether or not I intended to refer to the Trustees of Trinity College. This is most certainly not the case. The sentence has since been re-written. RABG
I write to clarify 4legs.org’s mission and purpose. It has been brought to my attention that a new organization called “Brain Trust at Trinity College,” headed by six self-styled “Trustees of Brain Trust,” has charged that 4legs.org is a “dog” of President Jones and posted a video on Facebook that implies that our staff has put effort into developing our readers into a cult.
Regardless of how you may feel about these charges, the fact remains that we at 4legs do hope that all readers feel comfortable submitting opinion pieces to us, regardless of whether or not their opinions agree with articles written by staff members or 4legs e-board members. As Editor-in-Chief, I understand that it is my job to ensure that a variety of views are represented. I will publish all well-written articles, and my job as Editor-in-Chief is to correct minor mistakes in spelling, grammar and punctuation. I do not change ideas in others’ writing so that they reflect my own thoughts.
While I am saddened that this charge has been brought against 4legs, I look forward to a good discussion regarding the issues raised in the Brain Trust’s letter. President Daniel J. Carlozzi and I signed a statement on Facebook earlier today inviting Brain Trust to submit an article to us to continue the conversation about their letter. I would like to take this opportunity to extend that invitation to all 4legs readers: regardless of your position on any given issue, if you would like to submit an opinion piece to 4legs, you may do so by e-mailing your work in a Microsoft Word document to email@example.com. If you wish for your submission to be anonymous, please indicate that in your e-mail.
R. Andrew Bannon-Guasp