UT fully prepared for potential impact of government shutdown

October 7, 2013 | UToday
By Tobin J. Klinger



The University of Toledo has assembled a working group of leaders from across the institution to handle any potential impact from the Oct. 1 federal government shutdown.

Thus far, there has been little direct impact on the University, but the work group is prepared to address areas of concern that could arise during the course of the ongoing shutdown.

“We are monitoring the situation closely and are well-positioned to react in the event that issues arise for our University,” said Lawrence J. Burns, vice president for external affairs. “We will proactively communicate any significant issues as soon as they become known.”

A memorandum was issued Friday from the Office of Government Affairs; it outlines the current status of the shutdown and potential areas of concern. Read the memo here.

In addition, President Lloyd Jacobs addressed the issue during the Oct. 2 episode of “The President’s Message,” which can be viewed here.