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Colleges and Universities

'They Are Losing Friends'

It's ridiculous that the UConn Foundation — the fundraising arm of Connecticut's public university — can keep much of its operations hidden from public view by being granted private nonprofit status by the state. The foundation is a public entity if ever there was one. Its only mission is to support the decidedly public purposes of a public university. It's shocking that the foundation is therefore not subject to the state Freedom of Information Act. The General Assembly, which grappled with the issue last year and in prior sessions, should at long last acknowledge the foundation's public nature and enact legislation in the 2016 session to make it subject to...