I enjoyed the article “Tigers and Dinosaurs” (feature, Nov. 13), although it brought back painful memories of the shortsighted decision by the administration in 2000 to evacuate the Guyot Hall museum in order to “make way for office space.” To an institution like Princeton, history counts for much, and much history was destroyed by that thoughtless action. Temporary office space, surge space if you will, can be readily found at any university while new construction is planned, funded, and completed. I found this out firsthand in my involvement with capital projects here at the University of Washington. It was a total lack of both short- and long-term planning on the part of the administration that led to closure of the museum.
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