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August 11, 2015

Inside Higher Ed
By By Carl Straumsheim

The University of Illinois System is reforming how it deals with open records requests in light of administrators withholding emails sent from personal accounts, but legal experts and open government advocates say what the university needs is a culture change.


“Some way or another, this needs to be communicated,” said John M. Myers, chair of the higher education group for the law firm Montgomery McCracken. “It strikes me that the University of Illinois has a pretty serious governance question that need not result in the death penalty for anybody, but needs to be addressed.”

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