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Private universities accept federal money. So why aren’t they subject to Freedom of Information Act requests?

Private universities arguably get to have their cake and eat it, too, when it comes to the kind of oversight to which public schools are subject: Private institutions get to avoid the inconvenience of responding to Freedom of Information Act requests while enjoying the benefit of government funds by way of federal loans and grants.

The power of Babel

Marshall McLuhan, Canadian sociologist and media guru, changed my mind. The medium’s-the-message man. As I switched my major from economics to sociology in 1968, his vision of a "Global Village" was a North Star.