UW regents move dinner meetings for public access

Prompted by a legal challenge into whether its dinner meetings were truly open to the public, the University of Washington Board of Regents will no longer regularly be holding them at the off-campus home of UW President Michael Young, as has been its practice for many years.

Instead, the 10-member board will meet at the University of Washington Club, a nonprofit campus social club.

Observers still won’t get dinner, but they will have an easier time finding the meeting, and likely a more comfortable place to watch, too. Last month, observers of the dinner had to stand on a porch that adjoined the dining room, behind a velvet rope, watching the regents eat and talk. No chairs were provided. Continue>>>