The Cost of Open Records

Mississippi’s 2014 law aimed at making public records more accessible at a lower cost usually works well. But there always will be resistance to the idea of openness, and one way to put up a barrier has been to charge large amounts of money before doing the work.

An outdated model

On June 30th 2009, when I retired as Chancellor of The University of Mississippi, I made a commitment to avoid any public comments regarding the IHL Board, Ole Miss, our Medical Center, and the other universities in the state.

Jones gets a raw deal

Based on all the information known so far, the College Board’s decision to let University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones go at the end of his contract this year does not seem justified The move has generated widespread disappointment and anger from students, faculty and