The Iowa Supreme Court says the three state-supported universities must open some records that have been kept from public view. The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that the records of the school’s fundraising foundations should be open to public scrutiny. The universities unsuccessfully argued that the records should be kept secret to protect the privacy of donors. This ends a legal battle that began several years ago when advocates for open government appealed to Iowa State University to open the records of its foundation, as many university operations were being bankrolled by the foundation.