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Corrections

April 21, 2019

CORRECTION (4/17/18):

  • This correction was made by Radford University Relations:
    • In The Tartan’s April 20, 2019 story titled, “Retention Rates and Enrollment Down Under President Brian O. Hemphill,” the below inaccurate statement is included [from page 4 of The Tartan].
    • ”It’s clear that the main goals of Dr. Hemphill are not focused primarily on student enrollment. In fact, the strategic plan’s goals seem to make no mention of student retention.”
    • Radford University’s 2018-2023 strategic plan has a multitude of specific references to retention in many sections, including, but not limited to, Goals and Strategies, as well as Key Performance Indicators. The word “retention” appears in the document a total of 17 times. A majority of those references are to retention in the form of students, while one reference is to retention in the form of faculty.
    • Additionally, on Pages 48 and 49, specific data is provided for retention rates, including the baseline and target. On Page 49, there is a detailed chart by year, thereby providing annual benchmarks on retention rate targets.
    • In The Tartan’s April 20, 2019 story titled, “Retention Rates and Enrollment Down Under President Brian O. Hemphill,” the below inaccurate statement is included [from page 4 of The Tartan].
    • ”As the data show, the number of students enrolled at the undergraduate level each Fall rose steadily during the latter half of Dr. Kyle’s presidency, peaking at nearly 9,000 students in the Fall of 2013. However, this trend has reversed in the first years of Dr. Hemphill’s presidency. Fall undergrad headcount has fallen by nearly 1,000 students to 7,926 students in Fall 2018.”
    • As detailed in the chart embedded within the story, enrollment dropped during both Fall 2014 and Fall 2015.  Both of these semesters occurred when President Kyle was leading Radford University. Additionally, the Fall 2016 semester began less than two months into President Hemphill’s tenure. The decline in the Fall 2016 cannot be attributed to President Hemphill and his leadership as an incoming class is built over the course of the preceding academic year.

March 31, 2019

CORRECTION (3/6/18):

  • In the article ‘International Banquet Coming to Radford’ on page 6 of The Tartan, there was an error in layout where paragraphs were mixed up as it reads, “[…] Ever since its beginning, the event has focused on infusing the cultures from aboard into the culture here at Radford, giving American students and international students an experience of a lifetime. student from England, said, “I am so excited to share my culture, traditions Abigail Eldon, an international, and food with everyone. It’s a beautiful melting pot of culture, and I strongly encourage everyone to come join us, meet some of us international students and enjoy some amazing food!”
    • The correction was made to say, “Abigail Eldon, an international student from England, said, “I am so excited to share my culture, traditions, and food with everyone. It’s a beautiful melting pot of culture, and I strongly encourage everyone to come join us, meet some of us international students and enjoy some amazing food!”

March 30, 2019

CORRECTION (3/6/18):

  • In the article ‘University Names First Presidential Fellow’ on page 4 of The Tartan, it said, “Dr. Rubens hopes the minor will appeal to all students, regardless of discipline. However, she says that students studying clinical health sciences are the target audience for the minor.”
    • The correction is that students studying clinical health sciences are not the target audience for the minor.

October 17, 2018

CORRECTION (10/25/18):

  • This correction was made by Radford University Relations:
    • In a momentous occasion on Oct. 3, Radford University announced a landmark $8 million gift to the university from Sandra C. and William C. Davis. The generous gift is the largest from an individual in the university’s history that spans more than 100 years.
    • It will endow scholarships to be provided to students studying in Radford University’s College of Business and Economics, which for years we have referred to as COBE, and the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
    • In recognition of the Davis’ gift, the university announced the naming of the College of Business and Economics (COBE) to the Sandra C. Davis and William C. Davis College of Business and Economics. The Tartan published on Oct. 17 an editorial, “Third Time’s a Charm,” expressing confusion over the business college’s name and identity changes made over the past three years.
    • “Even though I understand the name changes, I think it is a little much in a short amount of time. It’s confusing because no one seems to know what exactly to call it. Do we call it COBE, Kyle Hall, or DCOBE?” The Tartan editorial author wrote.
    • The official name of the college, as of Oct. 3, is the Sandra C. Davis and William C. Davis College of Business and Economics. On casual or second reference, it is referred to as Davis College.
    • When the business college opened the doors to its new $44 million, 110,000 square-foot home in 2011, the state-of-the-art learning facility was simply known as the COBE Building. In the spring of 2016, as The Tartan writer correctly asserts, the building was named Kyle Hall to honor retiring President Penelope W. Kyle, the university’s first female president who served in that capacity for 11 years.
    • The name of the building did not change with the Davis’ gift and the naming of the college. The building remains Kyle Hall.
    • To clarify, Radford University students who study business at the corner of Jefferson Street and Tyler Avenue do so in the Sandra C. Davis and William C. Davis College of Business and Economics located in Kyle Hall.

September 26, 2018

  • On page three, five, seven, nine, and 11 of The Tartan “Wednesday” was misspelled as “Wenseday.”
  • On page 10 of The Tartan, The Sports section, the word “soccer” in the headline of the photo gallery was misspelled as “soccor.”
  • On page four of The Tartan, The News section, in the “Watch Video” sub-paragraph the word “produced” was misspelled as “pruced.”
  • These errors were printed in the physical newspaper but are now corrected in the digital newspaper which can be found here https://www.scribd.com/document/389650876/3rd-Issue-September-26-2018.

April 25, 2018

  • On page four of the Tartan, News section, an article, “How Online Shopping is Affecting Small Businesses,” the body of the article is the same as the article “Dr. Hawkins: You leave Radford, but you remain a Highlander.” This was a copy and paste error. The error is printed in the physical newspaper but is now corrected on the digital newspaper which can be found here (https://www.scribd.com/document/377401639/11th-Issue-April-25-2018).

April 18, 2018

  • On page nine of the Tartan, The Tea section, an article, “Respecting the LGBTQ+ community in 2018,” said in the last paragraph, “As it is intuitive to value all people’s crucial life decisions, I think it should be the same with LGBTQ+ individuals and people who have other sexual tendencies. Let’s try not to be so oppressive and…” The last part was cut off; It is supposed to say, “As it is intuitive to value all people’s crucial life decisions, I think it should be the same with LGBTQ+ individuals and people who have other sexual tendencies. Let’s try not to be so oppressive and uneducated and blame them just because they dared to turn to what they feel like themselves.”
  • The Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! picture, on the front page of the Tartan, went uncredited during printing. The photo is by Andrew Pence of Radford Univerity.

April 11, 2018

  • The Radford Baseball picture on the front page of the Tartan was uncredited. The photo is by Hailey Scherer of the Tartan.

March 28, 2018

  • On page five of the Tartan, Culture section, an article, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi Movie Review,” one of the paragraphs said, “This could be a fault of the previous director, J.J. Abrams’s “mystery box” directing style which deliberately leaves things mysterious for the audience, but this film’s director, Ryan Reynolds, is certainly a contributor.” Ryan Reynolds did not direct Star Wars: The Last Jedi, it was Rian Johnson.

February 14, 2018

  • On page three of the Tartan, Culture section, an article about, “A Sampling of Art from the ‘Collector’s Choice’ Exhibit,” the exhibit that the staff writer went to was actually called “RU Juried Student Show.” The ‘Collector’s Choice’ Exhibit, is/was an exhibit happing two weeks after the RU Juried Student Show.
  • On page three of the Tartan, Culture section, an article about, “A Sampling of Art from the ‘Collector’s Choice’ Exhibit,” the address of the gallery said, “I recently visited the downtown Covington Gallery on Main Street to see the ‘Collector’s Choice’ Exhibit.” The real address is the downtown gallery in the former Bondurant building on Main Street – “I recently visited the downtown gallery in the former Bondurant building on Main Street to see the RU Juried Student Show,” (the name of the gallery was recently corrected in the previous note).

February 7, 2018

  • On the front page of the news section, article “Freshman Busted for Possession of Drugs” paragraph six states, “Yu-Baez then stated he knew he had earned a punishment after already spending a year in jail, but he was ready to turn his life around. “I still plan, even though this is going to get in the way for a moment, to move forward and start something better. Please find it in your heart to let me go out there and make a better life for myself,” Yu-Baez told the court.” The first part of Gabriel’s last name was misspelled. It said Yu-Baez when it is Yus-Baez.
  • On the front page of the news section, article “Freshman Busted for Possession of Drugs” paragraph 12 states, “Baez tells the court that her family has felt threatened by people who have been connected to Yus-Baez’s drug business in both the Radford and Northern Virginia cases.” The first part of his last name was gone. It says Baez when it is Yus-Baez.

January 31, 2018

  • On page five of the Tartan in the Tea section, the date on the top left of the page is November 15, 2017; it is actually meant to be January 31, 2018.
  • On page four of the Tartan, Culture article about Movie Review: “The Post” the last paragraph has a sentence cut off. It reads, “Spielberg does it right, by making the viewer forget about the present and for a while cause the audience to feel like their living in a different time, showing us.” It is meant to say, “Spielberg does it right, by making the viewer forget about the present and for a while cause the audience to feel like their living in a different time, showing us more than a paper, but of people striving for the truth.”
  • On page eight of the Tartan, Sports article about Super Bowl 53 Is Getting Rocky the first sentence of the article says “Super Bowl 52 takes place next Sunday, pitting the force that is the New England Patriots against the underdog, who has shattered that label, the Philadelphia Eagles.” The Super bowl is happing THIS Sunday. It’s meant to say, “Super Bowl 52 takes place this Sunday, pitting the force that is the New England Patriots against the underdog, who has shattered that label, the Philadelphia Eagles.”
  • On the front page of the Tartan, the photo caption reads, “(Left to Right) Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, president of Jefferson College, Nancy Howell Agee, president and CEO of Carilion Clinic, Dr. Brian O. Hemphill, president of Radford University.” The person in the middle who was called “Nancy Howell Agee” is not her, it’s Jeanne Armentrout. This is what it’s meant to say,”(Left to Right) Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop, president of Jefferson College, Jeanne Armentrout, executive vice president and chief administrative officer at Carilion Clinic, Dr. Brian O. Hemphill, president of Radford University.”