SaveOurMuseum

We, the undersigned, vigorously oppose the $620,000 cut in funding for the Texas Memorial Museum scheduled for 2014-15, and implore Dean Linda Hicke of the University of Texas' College of Natural Sciences to restore funding and find other ways to trim her budget.

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  • Steve Brusatte This is one of the premier natural history museums in the US. I used the collection extensively as a graduate student. This is an institution that Texas should be proud of, and it's shocking to me that there is even the possibilty of funding being cut for such an important museum.

  • Edward Davis Our museum at the University of Oregon is still recovering from a similar funding cut made in th early 1970s. Such decisions can have dramatic negative impacts on Natural Science research and outreach for decades.

  • Christian Kammerer The Texas Memorial Museum is absolutely vital to the maintenance of UT geoscience at its current lofty position. Cutting funds to the museum is cutting the legs out from under the university's science programs.

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    Todd Yarbrough

    1 month ago Comments: It's a crying shame a place so awesome, has to be saved. I wish I could do more. All the best TMM, all the best
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    Sharon Brady, United States

    6 months ago Comments: This is more important than salary raises.
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    Sharon Brady

    6 months ago Comments: This is more important than salary raises.
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