Inside Higher Ed
November 7th, 2014
It's not every day that a university president shares concerns with
the public about a faculty study. And in Nevada, some are wondering
whether doing so is appropriate, especially following complaints in
private communications with business leaders.
The issue is attracting attention after a local news station last
week published emails from August between top-level administrators at
the University of Nevada at Las Vegas and casino executives, who
criticized a study on a proposed margin tax. Two of the emails imply
that donations to the university could be put in jeopardy because of the
“Given how this tax will impact our business, I guess I can put off
trying to find ways to support the various ‘asks’ from the university…”
one email from Kevin Smith, CEO of Boyd Gaming, said.