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Erratum

By Staff Editorial     5/16/11 7:00pm

The picture accompanying the the April 22 Baker RA interview was of former Baker RAs Scott and Catharina Solomon. A picture of the current RAs, Stephen Bradshaw and Aysha Pollnitz, can be found on our website. Additionally, Steve is in the process of building a new solar physics research group.

The Thresher regrets this error. 





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