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.
Some assets from the Second Mile, the charity founded by convicted child molester and former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, will be transferred to Arrow Child & Family Ministries.
Pennsylvania State University lost a court bid to dismiss a lawsuit by former assistant football coach Mike McQueary over claims he was fired because of his cooperation in the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse case.
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.
Old photographs adorn the mantelpiece in Lee John Mynhardt’s living room. In one, he’s standing beside his parents and sister. In another, he’s all smiles as he wraps his arms around some college buddies.
Pennsylvania State University must wait until next month for an answer to its request to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a former coach tied to the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse case, a state court judge said.