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Re: Online petition Re: "Museum comments sidestepped"
In an editorial at
the Casper Star-Tribune suggests that:
"Now that so many supporters have been identified, the university -- and
the UW Foundation -- should turn their attention to exploring ways to
generate the $80,000 annually that the museum needs to keep its doors open.
any of the people who signed the petition willing to donate money to the
cause? What about holding fundraising events?"
Okay, if everyone who signed the petition donated $53.33 a year, the
museum could stay open! I nominate Frank Bliss to spearhead this collection!
Actually, considering the troubles Frank had in collecting money for the
(http://dml.cmnh.org/2005Jun/msg00160.html), keeping a museum afloat
through donations is naive. I don't know what kind of fundraising events could
raise $80,000 a year either. Cookies and cupcakes? Hannah Montana concert!
In a message dated 6/17/2009 2:08:41 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
For what its worth:
This page also lists the names and email of the board of trustees.
On Tue, 16 Jun 2009, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Wyoming Tribute Eagle, by Bill McCarthy
> "LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming trustees may hold the line on the
> $18.3 million in budget cuts they approved." <snip>
> "But they didn't stay on the line Monday to listen to five people who
> showed up to speak about closing the school's Geological Museum as part
> of those cuts.
> Trustees and the university president, who is traveling, attended a
> special meeting by telephone to discuss other issues with
> administrators in the boardroom at Old Main on campus.
> Jessica Lowell, university communications director, told the attendees
> that state open meetings law limits the trustees in a special meeting
> to items on the agenda.
> Discussion of the museum and public comment was not on the agenda.
> Chuck Brown, the board of trustees president, asked Provost Myron Allen
> to fill in trustees who did not stay on the line to listen to the
> people concerned about budgetary reductions.
> No one stayed on the line." <snip>
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