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The Daily Orange
February 22, 2012

TRAC program to receive $55,750 grant for project
By Stephanie Bovia

The Syracuse University Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse will receive a $55,750 grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation. TRAC is a joint program between the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, said Sue Long, co-director of TRAC and associate professor of managerial statistics. Its purpose is to make government records and information accessible to the public, Long said. Long said the grant will help fund a project looking into noncompliance with the Freedom of Information Act. FOIA is a law that ensures public access to U.S. government records, Long said. "It's a very important law that says all federal records of the executive branch are public records unless they fall within narrow exemptions," Long said.

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