Campus News

California governor vetoes open-records bill for college foundations

In what The Chronicle of Higher Education called a “major political win,” for public universities in California, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill that would have subjected the state’s public colleges’ foundations to more stringent open-records laws.

Universities argued that the bill, which was passed by the California legislature, would do harm to their fundraising efforts because it would prevent anonymous donations. The bill’s proponents, however, claimed that foundations are effectively part of the colleges they support and should thus be more open.