Another Example of Skewed Priorities — Like We Need One

Urban Meyer said he’s feeling great.  Makes sense.  He’s been okayed by his doctor to return to work, plus his new coaching gig with Ohio State will pay $4 million each year, plus $2.4 million  in “retention” payments.

Articles say he’s one of the highest paid college football coaches.  As if his salary (and “retention” payments) wasn’t enough, compare Meyer’s salary with some of the following salaries and see if your stomach doesn’t turn just a bit. and see if this all doesn’t align too closely with Kathy Pollitt’s article in The Nation about what’s really at the root of Penn State’s troubles.

Public university presidents in 2010, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy
E. Gordon Gee, Ohio State (the highest paid public university administrator): $1.6 million
Mark Emmert (Univ. of Washington): $900,000
Patrick Harker (Univ. of Delaware): $810,000

Private university presidents in 2010, according to Princeton Alumni Weekly
Lee C. Bollinger, Columbia $1,753,984
Richard C. Levin, Yale $1,530,008
Amy Gutmann, Univ. of Penn. $1,367,004
David J. Skorton, Cornell $915,913
Ruth J. Simmons, Brown $884,771
Shirley M. Tilghman, Princeton $881,151

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About deb

Wandering and wondering - taking it all in -- and increasingly shaking my head. Who are we and how did we get to this here? And, what, where and how next? Putting what I see and think out there in pictures and always looking for other ways, hence, this blog. This blog, like me, is a work in process and still doesn't quite know what it wants to be when it grows up.
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One Response to Another Example of Skewed Priorities — Like We Need One

  1. i love your blog, i have it in my rss reader and always like new things coming up from it.

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