What is known so far about the Internal Revenue Service’s examination of political nonprofit groups doesn’t answer one main question -- whether the U.S. tax agency’s actions were malicious or just inept.
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.
Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Eddie Jordan is moving to Rutgers University to succeed Mike Rice, who was fired as the school’s men’s basketball coach after video showed him physically and verbally abusing players.
Two months into his presidency at Rutgers University, Robert Barchi was overseeing the largest reorganization at U.S. public colleges, including a medical school merger. In a fateful decision, he chose not to watch a video of the men’s basketball coach abusing players that later horrified the nation.
Airports serving Ohio State University and the headquarters of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. joined a legal offensive aimed at stopping the U.S. from shutting air traffic control operations as part of government-wide spending cuts.