[Marxism] Fwd: Open records and academic freedom come to a head in Kansas @insidehighered

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Jan 14 06:48:57 MST 2015


A tug of war is brewing at the University of Kansas. On one side the 
rope are privacy protections in the name of academic freedom. On the 
other, a pull for public’s right to know.

Somewhere in the center hovers the challenge of balancing competing 
interests of transparency and scholars’ privacy.

A Kansas student group says it wants to investigate the relationship 
between a university lecturer and Charles and David Koch, who fund the 
employee’s work. The group suspects Art Hall, the director of the 
university's Center for Applied Economics, of being a “stealth lobbyist” 
for the billionaire Koch brothers, who are known for their conservative 
views.

full: 
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/01/14/open-records-and-academic-freedom-come-head-kansas



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