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Ron Newman and Scientology Information
lisanti@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Thu Apr 20 11:25:49 1995
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 1995 11:12:17 -0500
From: lisanti@MIT.EDU (Suzana Lisanti)
Cc: web-request, rnewman
I am responding to your e-mail message dated April 11, 1995 in which you
expressed concern about Ron Newman's web page.
You first ask if Ron Newman has the right to have an Athena account.
Ron is an ex-employee; accounts for users having no current MIT
affiliation are deactivated on a periodic basis. Ron's account will be
You also call into question the accuracy of the information on the
Church of Scientology published on Ron Newman's page. I can sympathize
with your dismay at having information you don't agree with published
on the Web. However, it has always been MIT's policy not to interfere
with an individual's legal right to exercise freedom of speech.
Allowing members of the MIT community to publish their opinions on the
Web does not constitute an endorsement by MIT of the views of any
individual. Ron Newman complies with standard practice reminding
readers he is expressing his own opinion. See the top of his web page
I hope this answers your concerns. Please let me know if I can be of
Suzana Lisanti phone: (617) 253-0101
CWIS Facilitator fax: (617) 258-8736
MIT E40-333 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cambridge, MA 02139 url: http://web.mit.edu/lisanti/www/