The Chronicle of Higher Education tells us the median salary of public university presidents rose 4.7 percent in 2011-12 to more than $440,000 a year. This increase vastly outpaced the rate of inflation, as well as the earnings of the typical worker in the U.S. economy. Perhaps, most relevant for this community, it also surpassed the compensation growth for university professors.
Potential options for Republicans seeking to unseat President Barack Obama in 2012 narrowed as Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels , a favorite of his party’s establishment, said he wouldn’t seek the nomination.
Republican Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that his party’s presidential candidates must get specific on how they would reduce the federal budget deficit, suggesting that has to include tax increases.
Indiana Republican Governor Mitch Daniels said Democratic “extremism” promotes a “pro-poverty policy” by hindering U.S. energy development, blocking the Keystone XL pipeline and backing costly environmental regulations.
As Republican governor of Indiana, Mitch Daniels has been an efficiency maven, and his scalpel has gone after higher education along with everything else. He has also introduced price competition by welcoming Western Governors University Indiana, a low-cost online college that, among other heresies, gives credit for experience.
Republican Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana said his party’s presidential candidates must get specific on how they would reduce the federal budget deficit, suggesting that has to include tax increases.