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One day in the spring of 2009, the Rules Committee of The University of Akron Board of Trustees made a small but significant addition to a new “Employee Background Review Policy” that the university administration had proposed. The policy, modeled on an Ohio law requiring criminal background checks for all K–12 public school employees in Ohio, would require blanket criminal background checks for all prospective UA employees, excluding student employees.1 The board added an additional requirement unique to standard criminal record policies: “at discretion of the University of Akron, any applicant may be asked to submit fingerprints or DNA sample for purpose of a federal criminal background check.”