I was going to wait until this correction ran in the newspaper tomorrow but it seems to be creating some considerable confusion.
Here's the situation. A Brandeis spokesman sent me an email Monday after the announcement of the Rose closing in which he stated that the Attorney General's office "has been informed and has not balked at this at all, given the situation the [university] finds itself in..."
This morning, I arrived in the office to a phone call from an attorney representing Brandeis. He noted that the university "got a bit ahead of itself" and that a correction was needed. I confirmed this by calling the AG's office myself, which wasn't possible when the story broke Monday night.
So here is what will run in the Boston Globe tomorrow:
Correction: Because of incorrect information provided to the Globe by a
Brandeis University spokesman, a Page One story yesterday on the
universityís decision to close the Rose Art Museum and sell its art
incorrectly characterized where the attorney generalís office stands on the
matter. The office was merely informed of the universityís intention and
has not taken a position.