University of Iowa Herbarium: Temporary Restraining Order

Robin Leech releech at TELUSPLANET.NET
Tue Mar 2 12:08:24 CST 2004


Man alive!
It looks to be beyond science and science friction on to Legal.
More than one head will roll on this one.  The chest thumping
is passed, and the spears are out.
Robin Leech

----- Original Message -----
From: "Diana Horton" <diana-horton at UIOWA.EDU>
To: <TAXACOM at LISTSERV.NHM.KU.EDU>
Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 11:27 AM
Subject: University of Iowa Herbarium: Temporary Restraining Order


> At 8:30 this morning, Biological Sciences Chair Jack Lilien refused to
give
> me a key to the new locks on the Herbarium doors.
>
> At 11 this morning, after more than 50 cabinets of specimens had been
> packed, and 7 had been removed, the Iowa District Court issued a Temporary
> Restraining Order.
>
> The Restraining Order requires that "the Herbarium shall remain under the
> control and supervision of the Curator, Diana G. Horton, and "specifically
> directs that the Curator shall be given a key to any new locks placed upon
> the doors of the Herbarium".  It also requires that "Students...who rely
on
> the Herbarium for classes or research shall have continued access to the
> Herbarium".
>
> A hearing will be held on March 8th at 2:00 PM.
>
> Diana Horton
> Curator, University of Iowa Herbarium
> Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
> 312 CB
> University of Iowa
> Iowa City, IA  52242-1297
>




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