UAF statements

Question

Why did UAF not release a statement about the Ted Stevens Papers leaving Fairbanks? The decision by the Ted Stevens Foundation was made back in February and now we hear the news through Dermot Cole. This makes UAF look incredibly irresponsible.

Response

From Marmian Grimes, public information officer

While the university does send out broad announcements to employees regarding major organizational, policy and budgetary changes, changes to things like library or museum holdings are not routinely announced to all employees. In addition, the university was and still is working out the details of the transfer, but does respond to media inquiries when they come in.