Document fron US Atomic Energy Commission stamped "top secret" and "confidential"
GovernmentHigher Education

FOIA Abuse Could Become a Serious Problem for Academics

Academics take heed: if you are employed by a public university, the contents of your email account are subject to the Freedom of Information Act. This means activists, critics, or any member of the public with an axe to grind can request copies for a nominal administrative fee and quote-mine …

READ MORE →
Required Readings

Better sex ed, #saidnoschoolever, exceptional U.S. history, Salaita updates, and more: Required Readings, 08.09.15

Let’s begin this week’s Required Readings with an entry that doesn’t actually require reading and that you probably shouldn’t view at work. On a recent episode of Last Week Tonight, comedian John Oliver skewered the sad state of sex education in the United States—noting “There is no way we’d allow …

READ MORE →
Required Readings

Harassment by FOIA, data mines on the auction block, keeping up with tech-savvy pre-kinders: Welcome to Required Reading 5/30/2014

Who needs the NSA when you’ve got UVA students up in arms about a letter of clarification? How are we going to get anything changed in the law  if you can’t have an argument in writing without being harassed via FOIA requests?  Lawyers are the voice of the people in the …

READ MORE →