Thursday, October 9, 2014

No rush

Maybe someone had some
The Daily Bruin is complaining about the sluggishness by which UCLA responds to touchy public records requests:

A former Daily Bruin reporter recently received records of emails between UCLA researchers and professors who coordinated efforts to resist participation in her story, a year after she requested them. Former staffer Sonali Kohli first requested emails in September 2013 after traveling to Malawi in southeast Africa to report on healthcare in the region with researchers and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The emails outline researchers’ frank discussions about Kohli and her reporting project in Malawi, where UCLA conducts research through its Program in Global Health medical center. The emails repeatedly question Kohli’s abilities and motives as a student journalist...

Full story at

Note: The story should remind you, as we have done on numerous occasions, that your emails are not private.

The Bruin editorializes on the slowness at

Yours truly also has noted a slowness in response when sensitive records are involved, as with the Grand Hotel.  Some folks prefer not to be hurried:

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