What They Earn Across the Quad

New research explains why gaps between disciplines are larger at some institutions than others.

Line in the Sand

Kent State professors consider a strike over plan to change their health benefits.

A Labor-Management Deal on Health Care

At Michigan State, 9 unions have agreed to link their salary increases to the university's costs in paying for insurance.

How to Pay a President

Campus HR officials trade stories and advice about what role they can play in setting fair salaries.

TIAA-CREF Dumps Foreign Colleges

Pension giant infuriates American institutions abroad by telling them it doesn't want their business.

Judge Backs Universities on Same-Sex Benefits

Michigan ruling says state ban on gay marriage doesn't restrict health insurance.

Ousted at American U.

Trustees fire Benjamin Ladner as president amid inquiries into questionable spending, but leave key issues unresolved.

Millions for American's Ex-President

Benjamin Ladner walked away from American University Monday night -- with millions of dollars.

Ladner -- president for 11 years -- was fired this month by American University's Board of Trustees amid reports of profligate spending. For the last two weeks, Ladner and board members have negotiated the financial terms of his departure, with faculty members and students expressing outrage over reports that he would receive a multi-million dollar settlement.

Stanford's Lucky Lunch

Every Stanford University employee will get a little wealthier next week.

To a brief silence, and then thunderous applause at a staff-appreciation lunch, President John Hennessy announced Tuesday that all 11,000 full and part-time faculty and staff members will get a $250 bonus next month for their "tremendous effort," which led to “a very successful year.”

Learning From American U.'s Mistakes

Nobody wants to be the next American University. After weeks with its now ex-president, Benjamin Ladner, under a barrage of fire for his lavish spending habits and benefits package, universities are making sure that they don’t face similar vulnerabilities.

Given all the publicity in Washington over American, it’s not surprising that George Washington University is among those institutions, creating a new position to monitor executive compensation and conducting an in-depth audit.


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