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CORRECTION: Professor Ewens Actually Very Young, Nimble


 Photo from Archives of the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach / CC BY-SA 2.0 DE 

It has come to our attention at Under the Button that an article recently posted to our site contained several factual inaccuracies about a member of the Penn faculty. The article claimed that Professor Warren Ewens was hired by Penn’s founder Benjamin Franklin, but we have recently been made aware that this is not true. The article also implied that Professor Ewens is very old. We’d like to clarify that the professor is actually quite young in comparison to some turtles as well as the Earth, among other things.

Under the Button would like to appeal to the public in repentance for these mistakes. We hope that Professor Ewens himself can agree that people make mistakes, but they should always be given the opportunity to redeem themselves.

All future inquiries regarding the matter should be directed toward our publicity managers at president@upennstatesman.org.