To the Editor:
Good story on the mysterious animal new to science that Purdue and Kaplan have dredged from the bog (“Purdue Wins State Approval for Controversial Deal With Kaplan U.,” The Chronicle, August 10). I think Bob Shireman is basically right, but it is hard to understand the internal hydraulics of this new entity. The biggest smell comes from the elimination of public-records access. It is hard to imagine a redder flag than information secrecy.