April 14, 2009

Las Vegas Sun: Secrecy has no place in higher-ed

In the aftermath of the recent rejection of a bill that would of forced university employees to reveal sources of outside income, here is the Sun's take:

There is no reason why the public, which pays the salaries of university system employees, should be prohibited from finding out who else is paying for a professor’s talent.

Universities are supposed to be institutions that promote the free flow of information. They are not supposed to be shrouded in secrecy.