Tuesday, April 3, 2007

How much computer is too much computer

Jason Adkins over at The College Times has just written a fine editorial piece on how much UVSC administrators are spending on their laptops. Adkins used a GRAMA request to get access to purchasing records.

The article brings up a few very good points, and we will let Adkins give you those, but it also shows the need for an independent news source on campus. In the past faculty and administrators have tried to reel in the school paper, and take editorial control away from student editors.

Articles like this exemplify that a vibrant and vital newspaper can serve as a check against potential corruption. Kudos to Adkins for using GRAMA to keep 'em honest. The Pipeline hopes future student journalists will learn how to use this powerful investigative tool.

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