WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — In a story March 10 about a college newspaper considering a name change because its current name is the same as a Ku Klux Klan publication, The Associated Press reported erroneously on how many letters promoting white supremacist ideas the student paper received. The editor says it got only one such letter, not more than one.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Student newspaper considers name change after KKK confusion
A Jesuit college newspaper in Massachusetts is rethinking its name because it's the same as a Ku Klux Klan publication
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Jesuit college newspaper in Massachusetts is rethinking its name because it's the same as a Ku Klux Klan publication.
Student editors at The Crusader newspaper at the College of the Holy Cross say they received a letter promoting white supremacist ideas. They're concerned that people think they hold the same views as the KKK's official newspaper, also called The Crusader.
More than 40 professors at the school in Worcester (WUS'-tur) have signed a letter urging the paper to reconsider its name. The professors said "acceptance and support of people from all cultures" is central to the school's mission.
Editors at the paper are organizing a campus discussion this month.
The paper adopted the name in 1955 after previously being called The Tomahawk. The mascot at the school of 2,700 students is also the Crusader.