… in the Minneapolis Star Tribune notes that the most charitable description of what’s been going on at the clubby University of Minnesota medical school would be “bizarre.”
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Taking One for the Team
No doubt UD's post is the attention getter out on the electronic Rialto. But it is good to have a little national attention focussed on what is happening here at the Lake Wobegon University. Sunlight is the best disinfectant.
From Margaret Soltan’s University Diaries comes the news that Robert H. Bruininks, president of the
, has imposed a pay freeze for the university’s top administrators, himself included. Of course, both Soltan and William Gleason, a blogger at The Periodic Table, Too, are quick to point out that Bruininks’s gesture, while welcome, is a rather small one considering that he’s among the highest-paid public-university presidents in the country (according to The Chronicle’s latest executive compensation survey, he earned $733,421 in 2007-8). In fact, Gleason suggests that a pay cut would be a better show of solidarity with university workers. Universityof Minnesota