U. of Minnesota board seeks to keep executive searches private

The University of Minnesotaboard of regents asked the state supreme court this month to reconsider a lowercourt’s ruling that the board cannot conduct its presidential searches inprivate.

A Minnesota appeals court ruled Aug. 19 that the board’s refusalto grant access to the names of presidential candidates interviewed last yearwas a violation of the Minnesota Open Meetings Law and the Government DataPractices Act.

While reviewing the appeal, the supreme court issued astay Sept. 16, allowing the board to keep the candidates’ identities privateuntil a final decision is made.

The case began when five media outlets