Thursday, December 8, 2016

UConn’s move to close Connecticut Natural History Museum is insulting, immoral and illegal - Wait What?

UConn’s move to close Connecticut Natural History Museum is insulting, immoral and illegal - Wait What?:

UConn’s move to close Connecticut Natural History Museum is insulting, immoral and illegal

Clothing displayed to show the progressive change from pre-contact to current day Connecticut (in between are colonial and industrial).




Following the news that the University of Connecticut had inappropriately closed its Museum of Natural History, the Wait, What? post read, Arrogance and Hubris at the University of Connecticut
Now, in a story entitled Former legislator questions legality of museum closure, Corey Sipe of the Willimantic Chronicle writes;
STORRS – Questions remain whether the closure of the exhibits at the Connecticut Museum of Natural History at the University of Connecticut was legal.
A former legislator who helped create the statute to establish the museum in the first place claims the closure was illegal, while university officials contend they are still following the law.
Jonathan Pelto, the former state representative for the 54th District from 1985 to 1993, said he helped co-sponsor Senate Bill 341, which later became Public Act 85563, in 1985.
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He was disappointed to hear that the university decided to suddenly close the exhibit space over the summer.
He believes it’s a step backward, as the closure would place components of the collection in different places around campus, which is exactly the situation the museum was in before the law was created.
Pelto said he believes university officials quietly closed the exhibit space knowing it was not following the law.
However, UConn deputy spokesman and manager for special 
UConn’s move to close Connecticut Natural History Museum is insulting, immoral and illegal - Wait What?:


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