I suggest we tap on the brakes here a bit. I emphatically disagree with the suggestion that students be allowed to take borrowed specimens home for study. At the very least this is not a decision that the borrower should make without consultation with and the agreement of the loaner. I don't know what the practical impact would be of having a student sign off on a statement of responsibility.


Norman F. Johnson

Moser Chair in Arthropod Biosystematics & Biological Diversity

1220 Museum of Biological Diversity

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