The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees last week approved a $157,000 pay raise for Lee T. Todd Jr., the outgoing president of the university, and made the raise retroactive for a year, arguing that his salary had been too low and was more appropriately set at its new level of $511,000. Criticism has been widespread, not only of the actual raise (at a time when the university is facing budget cuts), but of comments by trustees defending the raise. An editorial in the Lexington Herald-Leader, for example, noted that one trustee said that "we do not pay the cleaning lady what we pay the heart surgeon."
One creative (and anonymous) response to the raise is on YouTube:
- Ditching Fall Semester
- A Death Benefit Lives On
- Where Are Your Professors?
- High Bar to Sue on Harassment Rules
- New Programs: Personal Training, Film Studies, Homeland Security, Business, Physician Assistant Studies
- For-Profit Higher Ed Rewards Those Who Oppose New Rules
- Alternatives Suggested for Common Reading Groups
- Why Did U. of Minnesota Call Off a Documentary Premiere?
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