Edward Waters College Goes Top Secret

Edward Waters College, the historically black educational institution in Jacksonville, Florida, has instituted a strict new confidentiality policy that restricts all employees, including faculty, from disseminating any information about the college without permission. Under the policy, employees can face fines of up to $5,000. Under the new regulations, employee records, policy documents, internal memos — even classroom materials — cannot be disseminated to the press or the public without the permission of the administration.

Employees must sign a contract that stipulates that they are bound to the confidentiality policy even when they are no longer employed by the college. The administration stated that the policy was implemented to prevent former disgruntled employees from attempting to harm the college’s reputation.