Wednesday, November 19, 2008

November 19, 2008

Taking One for the Team

From Margaret Soltan’s University Diaries comes the news that Robert H. Bruininks, president of the University of Minnesota, 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.

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.

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