One bill would require state-related universities — institutions that receive taxpayer dollars but get a majority of their funding from private donors — to create online databases disclosing budget, salary and contract information. The other bill would require campus police departments at all universities to comply with the same open records requirements as municipal police departments.
Tag: Pennsylvania State University
'Publicly funded,' not publicly accountable
Delaware and Pennsylvania are the only states with open records exemptions for “publicly funded” or “state-related” universities — institutions that receive taxpayer dollars but receive a majority of their funding from private donors. The laws permit UD, Delaware State and four other institutions — University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania State University, Temple University and Lincoln University — to limit what information the public has access to.
Pennsylvania legislature considers bill to limit public records exemption for public universities
The Pennsylvania Senate is considering a bill that would require four public universities to disclose more under the state’s public records law.
Pa. court ruling could open access to records from state-related institutions like Penn State
An appeals court has ruled that documents possessed by the state’s secretary of education in his role as a Pennsylvania State University trustee are records that fall under the state’s public records law.
Pennsylvania open records legislation has stalled
Legislation that would bring four colleges in Pennsylvania under the same open records laws as other government agencies has stalled as the state legislature’s session nears its close.
Expungement orders overturned, Pa. newspapers won't be required to remove content
Two Centre County judges have overturnedexpungement orders directed at The Daily Collegian at Pennsylvania StateUniversity and The Centre Daily Times that would require them to removeonline content from their archives.
Pa. judges order newspapers to delete archived online content
In an attempt to expunge information about criminalcharges relating to five local defendants, two Centre County judges signedorders commanding two newspapers to delete archived stories about thedefendants.
Penn State photographer faces misdemeanor charges after covering riot for school paper
A photographer for the Pennsylvania State University Daily Collegian has been ordered to appear in court Dec. 10 to face misdemeanor charges after covering a riot in downtown University Park, Pa.,* in October.
Fraternity policy limits media access to members at Penn State
PENNSYLVANIA -- The editor in chief at Pennsylvania StateUniversity's student paper says a new Interfraternity Council media policy ispreventing reporters from covering major campus events and restricting thepaper's access to about 2,500 fraternity members.
Closed-door talks spur law change
A bill modifying the state's Sunshine Act, introduced in response to closed talks between Dickinson School of Law and Penn State University, quickly passed the state senate in June.