National Freedom of Information Coalition
Protecting Your Right to Open Government

Sunshine Day event to feature UNC panel


A panel discussion on the UNC athletic and academic scandals and an address from a nationally known open-government expert will headline an event Monday to celebrate the value of transparent government.

The N.C. Open Government Coalition and N.C. State Student Media will sponsor the annual Sunshine Day event, scheduled for 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Monday at the McKimmon Center at N.C. State University. It’s part of Sunshine Week, a campaign for awareness about citizens’ right of access to government meetings and records.

Lucy Dalglish, dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, will deliver a keynote address. Later, a panel on the records battle surrounding the UNC scandal will include former UNC athletics director Dick Baddour; Kevin Schwartz, director/general manager of The Daily Tar Heel; Amanda Martin, general counsel to the N.C. Press Association and Jon Sasser, lawyer for former UNC football coach Butch Davis.

Tickets are $30, including lunch, and $18 for students. For registration information,  visit .

N.C. Open Government Coalition is a member of NFOIC.–eds.