University of New Brunswick President Paul Mazerolle has publicly responded to the controversy around the allegations of academic fraud made against US politician and former UNB history student Doug Mastriano. Mazerolle stated that UNB did not want to interfere in internal US politics with midterm elections coming up soon and shared that the university has launched an initial review on the allegations. Original complainant James Gregory expressed disappointment to the Associated Press about the time it took to launch an investigation. UNB history professor Jeffrey Brown stated that such an investigation should be carried out by an independent committee. Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.