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Jonetta Rose Barras’ article on John Simmons, the congressional aide to Rep. James Walsh (“Altered Ego,” 9/13). She did, however, make one small error. She notes that Simmons was “president of the student government at Rochester.” By Rochester I assume she means Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), which Simmons attended. However, in upstate N.Y. when one refers to going to school “at Rochester,” that usually means the University of Rochester (UR), my alma mater. To us New Yorkers there’s a big difference between UR and RIT. Frankly, after reading the article, I’m not sure either college would want to claim him.

UR class of 1977

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