University foundations

Open-government advocates and the New Mexico attorney general are weighing in behind a sports blogger in his quest for public records withheld by a state university that has “privatized” its fundraising operations. The case challenges the University of New Mexico’s use of nonprofit “auxiliary” corporations as a tactic to conceal…

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Posted: November 10, 2020

In a brief filed with a New Mexico state court, the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information argues that public university foundations should be subject to state open-government laws, because they fulfill essential governmental duties interchangeably with their host universities. The Brechner Center, in collaboration with the New Mexico Foundation…

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Posted: March 12, 2018