Secret presidential searches are becoming increasingly common at public colleges and universities around the country. On the podcast, Daniel Moore, editor of The Daily Kent Stater, and Michael Bragg, editor of The Appalachian, discuss their schools' recent secret presidential searches.
Legislators won’t support a bill that would allow the University of Nebraska to keep candidates for top positions confidential except a single finalist.
A bill introduced this month would allow the University of Nebraska to keep all presidential candidates confidential except the single finalist.
A Florida bill that would limit public access to records related to searches for presidents, provosts and deans at public universities was approved by a House committee earlier this month.
Even in states where public records and open meetings laws make college president searches public, schools have found ways to keep the search secret, much to the chagrin of open government advocates.
A Florida representative has reintroduced a bill that, if enacted, would exempt public colleges from having to disclose the names of executive candidates.
A district judge ordered Louisiana State University’s Board of Supervisors to pay attorneys fees and damages to two newspapers that sued for access to public records.
Louisiana State University’s Board of Supervisors has turned over records from its recent presidential search to a judge after reaching a compromise in court Monday with the newspapers that sued the school.
Louisiana State University officials have proposed a compromise after sheriff’s deputies showed up at their door on Tuesday, warrants in hand, demanding copies of public records the university has refused to release.
A Louisiana university was found in contempt of court Wednesday for its failure to produce records related to its recent presidential search.