Inside Higher Ed
August 10th, 2015
As Hillary Clinton has learned the hard way, using your personal email
account when doing government work doesn't make the content of those
emails exempt from public records laws. The University of Illinois
its own email scandal Friday afternoon, admitting that some senior
officials -- whom it did not name -- used private email accounts for
official business and failed to turn over some of those email records in
response to public records requests, as required.
While the university did not name the "certain administrative personnel"
who didn't turn over their private email records, there is at least
circumstantial evidence indicating that Phyllis M. Wise (at right),
chancellor of the flagship campus at Urbana-Champaign, is among them.
Many of the email records that were now released were either from or to
the chancellor. And the announcement of the email violations came a day
after Wise announced that she would be quitting her position as of next week.