Phi Beta Cons

Financial Transparency

Yesterday’s Clarion Call by Professor Blumenthal, advocating much greater

disclosure and transparency in college financial reporting, elicited a

comment from Gil Browne of George Mason University. He noted that when he

was at Oregon State, he helped to set up a financial reporting system that

does most if not all of what Blumenthal wants.  Here is a link to a piece on the

Oregon State system.
Perhaps this is an idea whose time has come.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.

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