LSU wins partial court victory in closed-door presidential search

A state appeals court threw out contempt sanctions against Louisiana State University trustees and reversed a lower-court's ruling that required disclosure of dozens of people considered for the college's vacant presidency. Instead, the college will have to reveal only the names of four finalists who received interviews. 

TRANSPARENCY TUESDAY: As states retrench on openness of presidential searches, can journalists play “find-the-finalists?”

In their quest to conceal the selection of college presidents from the public's inquiring eyes, state officials are taking increasingly extreme and desperate measures.