Wednesday, May 11, 2016


They used to let the public in on the secret
From the East Bay TimesStudents and open-government advocates are crying foul about University of California regents' plan to close to the public a meeting to discuss sexual harassment and violence on campus, an issue that has roiled the university in recent months.
Critics say it appears the public university is twisting the state's open-meeting law to shield itself from embarrassment over the growing scandal. The agenda item at Wednesday's meeting -- "Update On Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Matters" -- does not specify what board members will address behind closed doors, nor which public-meeting exemption the regents are using to discuss it privately in a closed-session finance committee meeting. That troubles some student leaders, who point to the recent public outcry over the secrecy of sexual harassment cases involving faculty and other employees...

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