Miami U. in the (Expensive) Hot Seat
March 25, 2009

Ohio's Controlling Board, which oversees various spending projects authorized by the state, on Monday rejected plans by Miami University to purchase $167,000 worth of office chairs. The problem, The Columbus Dispatch reported, is that many of the chairs were priced at $522 each, when there are less expensive options available. One of the board members who voted against the spending did note, however, that the board members were all discussing the matter while sitting in $2,000 black leather chairs.

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