Texas A&M looks to clamp down on public records requests after DEI inquiry

EXCLUSIVE — Faculty at Texas A&M University are looking to restrict the school’s responsiveness to public records requests after an inquiry into its diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, claiming the requests are threatening and amount to harassment.

The move comes after the Washington Examiner reported on the TAMU nursing school’s support for DEI ahead of a Jan. 1 deadline to comply with a recently passed state law that blocked DEI initiatives at public institutions of higher education.

The American Accountability Foundation, which filed public information requests to obtain records about the nursing school’s DEI approach, sent a letter to TAMU general counsel Ray Bonilla on Wednesday raising concerns about the school apparently clamping down on its responsiveness to records requests.

“The faculty are attempting to undermine the goals of the [Texas Public Information Act]
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