The article “GW readies for flu epidemic” (Oct. 31, p. 1) reported that the avian flu virus has not yet demonstrated the ability to infect people via human-to-human contact. The virus cannot easily infect people via human contact, but has demonstrated that ability in a limited number of cases.
The article incorrectly attributed a statement to David Parenti comparing avian flu public awareness to that of SARS. The statement was made by John Petrie.

In the Oct. 24 article “Students push for GW to divest from companies that Deal with the Sudan” (p. 3), Don Lindsey was incorrectly identified as the University’s chief information officer. His correct title is chief investment officer.

The article “D.C. children celebrate early Halloween at GW” (Oct. 31, p. 3) incorrectly stated Elizabeth Garber’s title. She is the Neighbors Project service coordinator for pre-K and elementary education – not the Office of Community Service coordinator. Also, children ages 4 though 12 attended the event, not only children 4 to 6.

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