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Open the Books campaign kicks off at CMU
by Quinten Sunday, Oct. 06, 2002 at 9:18 AM Carnegie Mellon University

The Progressive Student Alliance is kicking off a campaign to have Carnegie Mellon University open its budget to the inspection of students.

Tuesday and Friday, October 8 and 11, the Progressive Student Alliance will be seeking signators for a petition to demand that Carnegie Mellon open its books to the view of students and faculty. The text of the petition is printed below.

It's long past time to
Open the Books!

If you're a student, you give Carnegie Mellon almost $35,000 each year to
cover tuition, housing, and food. Don't you want to know where that money
goes? Don't you have a right to know where that money goes? Why has the
University refused to open its accounting to the view of students and

We, the under-signed, believe that as a free flow of information is
essential to the freedom of a democratic society, it is our right as
members of the Carnegie Mellon community to know where our money is going.
We recognize that not all information about our budget should be made
public, but we believe that the University has an obligation to share as
much information as it can about our budget without violating the privacy
of individuals or damaging our relationship with other Universities.

It's long past time. Carnegie Mellon: Open the books!

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