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Million-Dollar-Plus College Presidents

New numbers out on what college presidents make and plenty are making a bundle.  We look at the whys of those big paychecks.

Robert Zimmer, president, University of Chicago, speaks during a panel discussion, "2012: The Path to the Presidency", at the University of Chicago in Chicago on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012.  He was listed as the highest-paid college president in America in a 2013 report by The Chronicle Of Higher Education. (AP)

Robert Zimmer, president, University of Chicago, speaks during a panel discussion, “2012: The Path to the Presidency”, at the University of Chicago in Chicago on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. He was listed as the highest-paid college president in America in a 2013 report by The Chronicle Of Higher Education. (AP)

Top pay package for a US college president in the latest listing? $3.3 million for Robert Zimmer, the head of the University of Chicago.  Not bad.  And right behind him on the top-paid president’s list, a lot more good packages. $3.1 million, 2.6 million, 2.3, 2.2.  Time was when we pictured college presidents as kindly, wise scholars in slightly frayed tweed coats.  No more.  The latest listing shows forty-two private college presidents making a million-plus.  Student debt’s at an all-time high.  College teachers aren’t rolling in dough.  This hour On Point:  what’s up with college presidents’ pay?

– Tom Ashbrook


Jack Stripling, senior reporter covering college leadership and presidential compensation for The Chronicle of Higher Education. (@JackStripling)

Raymond Cotton, partner at the Law firm of Mintz Levin and Vice President for Higher Education at ML Strategies, LLC.

Claire Potter, professor of history at the New School. (@tenuredradical)

From Tom’s Reading List

The Chronicle Of Higher Education: Boards Justify High Pay for Presidents – “Mr. Zimmer occupies a rarefied stratum of higher education, leading one of just 10 private colleges with budgets greater than $3-billion. Some compensation experts say that the university’s budget, and by extension its complexity, helps explain why a board would pay Mr. Zimmer on a scale that is sure to get attention, and that could prompt criticism for a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization like the University of Chicago.”

Chicago Tribune: U. of C. president tops national pay chart –”Zimmer, 66, had made $1.6 million the previous year, placing him as the ninth highest-paid president. His large salary boost in 2011 — five years into the job — was due mostly to $1.3 million that had come due that year. That amount made up about 40 percent of his compensation and pushed him to the spot of the highest-paid president. Because it is a one-time payment, Zimmer is likely not to remain the highest-paid president in future years.”

CNN: Big debt for students, big perks for university elites – “The corporate university eliminates full-time teaching jobs whenever possible. It relies on temporary academic laborers who have few or no benefits and median salaries of $2,700 per course, salary stagnation for the majority of academic and nonacademic employees, the reduction or elimination of union jobs, and the outsourcing of essential services to corporate providers who pay minimum wage or less.”

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  • Yar

    In Kentucky at least one caller to local sports radio questions focusing on education at UK.
    I can’t tell if it is satire or ignorance. Either way, it is ironic.
    Eli Capilouto was hired under a five-year contract with a base annual salary of $500,000 plus $125,000 in benefits and a possible bonus of up to $50,000

    John Calipari signed a written contract on March 31, 2009. The contract was worth $34.65 million over 8 years, plus incentives


    After you stop laughing, then you can cry because we have our priorities so screwed up.
    The reason we pay one guy a big salary (CEO, college president, or coach, {usually an older white male}) is that we are an exploitive people. We are buying their ability to exploit others. Groups are quite as efficient at exploitation as one individual wielding an ultimate power. Essentially we are buying their soul. We prop them up, and ask them do the evil things that makes our exploitive system work.
    These are the facts, and that is what the pope is railing against. Take exploitation out of the system and we won’t need a ‘strong man’ or their huge salary.
    The question is: Can our system be changed to work without the level of exploitation we currently have?

    • alsordi

      Exploitation is the basis of the American system and its foreign policy. Constitutional democracy is its facade.

    • John Cedar

      Exploit 1. : to make productive use of

      Understatement of the year:
      “Groups (AKA governments) are not quite as efficient at exploitation…”

  • http://insurance.gibl.in/ Ronald

    With the institutes increasing the student fees i wonder how the students are able to cope with their financial situation.
    Hope they make their investment strategist soon.

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  • alsordi

    This discussion ties in well with the previous on China. China is flooding US institutions with students paying foreign tuition premiums with inflated US dollars that the Chinese would like to get rid of before the US monetizes their Chinese debt (postponed again by the Fed, but coming soon).
    These Chinese students are bright and soaking up everything until there will be little intellectual capital left to absorb. Then back to China, leaving Duck Dynasty and hyperinflation behind them.

  • sharlyne1

    Another example, one of many, how higher education is bankrupting America’s youth by establishing the modern day indentured servitude of my generation. And this is why I refuse to contribute to my alma mater for any endowment or other fund. Let Mr. Aoun contribute from his salary, the least he can do is put in a little back that which he royally rips off from students by astronomically increasing tuition and other costs. The price tag of a higher education combined with stagnant salaries is deplorable. No one in my generation can get out of debt, even doctors, lawyers and other technical degrees. Forever in debt.

    • alsordi

      But you realize that what the banksters have done to housing and the stockmarket, they have done to education. More debt…more interest to bankers. More loan availability… higher the tuitiion.

      • sharlyne1

        I do agree with you. The whole situation just angers and frustrates me. It shouldn’t be like this.

  • J__o__h__n

    We should stop subsidizing private college education and put all of that money into public institutions. And hold them accountable so they don’t waste money on obscene salaries. Also have a law similar to the ban on lobbying for a period after leaving office so they don’t end up as retirements for political hacks.

    • John_in_VT

      Take a look at how much the chancellor of your college system and the presidents of the schools are making – as well as the other administrators. I think you will find that these salaries have also had hyper-inflation over the past ten years.

  • TELew

    A million dollar college president?

    I think that’s a much better investment than a $3-5 million dollar football coach.

  • John_in_VT

    The high pay for college presidents started when business execs invited presidents to sit at the board table. This was an effort to get academics to understand the needs of business and thus improve the quality of their applicants.
    What really happened was the presidents looked around and thought ‘My school is as big and diverse as these businesses.’ They then determined to get the pay a president of a big business should get.
    The biggest issue in higher education is the concentration of tuition dollars in administration. At most schools even the press flak has a vice president’s title and matching salary. This is happening as most teaching faculty are now part-time floaters with small salaries and few benefits. Most parents would be shocked at how little of their huge fees actually go to the direct delivery of education.

  • xstephiex

    Yeah, I’m a graduate student at Vanderbilt University and get paid about $26,000 / year, which is fine, but then we have several higher-ups who get paid 7 figures, including athletic coaches. I find it kind of ridiculous. http://chronicle.com/article/Vanderbilt-Sets-a-Precedent/66218/


    Huge salaries to college presidents… gargantuan budgets to
    college football and basketball programs… no wonder tuition is skyrocketing at
    a rate several times that of inflation. Too bad some of that can’t go to
    professors, TAs and lowering tuition.

    • northeaster17

      Adjunt professors are on food stamps. These are the poeple with the most contact with the students. Perfect

  • ThirdWayForward

    Tom, do not neglect the academic caste system in which non-tenured adjunct faculty constitute the new faculty majority and receive 1/3 of the compensation, often without benefits, of their tenure-track peers.

    This is a trend that parallels the Walmartization of the American economy. Those at the very top make out like robber-bandits, whereas those at the bottom see declining real wages. A graduate student or a university staffer is frequently better off, in terms of job stability and benefits and salary, than adjunct faculty.

    Something has got to give.

  • Jim

    No more giving these “colleges” and “universities” a non profit label.. It is an insult to give them this label. It is an insult to home owners who pay real estate taxes and working class and middle class folks like me who pay high income taxes. These institutions pay little or no taxes every year but expect everyone else except hospitals to foot their community bills.

    • samuelpepys

      So what else would you call an institution that doesn’t make a profit?

      • Jim

        No profit? Again,… no profit? Are you a college treasurer? Then, I suggest you make yourself look less stupid and keep quiet.

        • samuelpepys

          Yes, no profit. I have indeed seen the accounts of my university: much of that information is open to the community, at least to the faculty. And the state regulates it very tightly. I’m in full agreement with everyone here that these administrators are grossly over-compensated, but it is simply contrary to fact to call non-profit, debt-ridden universities profit-making institutions. They aren’t. That’s WHY it’s obscene to pay presidents those appalling salaries.

          • Jim

            I really do think you are generalizing the whole group. And you might have served in these institutions many years back. Times have changed. Look, America was much more generous in the 70s and early 80s, not now. If Harvard were to make profit its endowment would NOT have grown from 30+ billion from the crash of 2008 to 50+ billion today. If it is non-profit it would not have money to buy properties in north Allston and build these lavish science buildings and business incubators. Plus, if it were to be non-profit, it would not have the ability to hire Mohammed to run a hedge fund before I laughably say crash miserably in 2009. Ask any homeless shelter if they have the resource to run a hedge fund.

          • samuelpepys

            Jim, we’re both disgusted! But I work at a university now, not in the 70s (though I did then too), and though times have indeed changed, and for the worse, the law defining what is and isn’t non-profit hasn’t. The government has money too, but it’s not a for-profit corporation, nor is the Catholic Church or Bill and Melinda Gates. The Harvard Corporation is a corporation, yes, not a university. Harvard University is filthy rich, and it’s connected to that corporation, but even Harvard U is a non-profit institution, and its main library is open fewer hours than any other university in town! Most universities and colleges are nothing like Harvard: I’ve worked in six of them so I can generalize a bit. One thing I can say for sure is that outside Harvard, a special case, most universities are far more strapped for resources than they were in the 70s, and most of their employees work much harder for much less income. So it’s all the worse that some boards of trustees are paying upper administration salaries 100x higher than adjunct professors’ income, never mind food and custodial workers!

          • Jim

            no, i got your point Sam. i might be too specific and not general enough. i just wish this non-profit label is not so loosely applied in some area of our society.

          • samuelpepys

            True word.

  • northeaster17
  • JasonB

    I teach at the college level. I enjoy it, but I have to say, considering how much I make as an adjunct, and how much each student pays per semester ($27k), I think teaching professors should be getting paid more.

  • twenty_niner

    More debt-fueled inflation:

    Easy access to debt generates massive inflation, which increases the need to make debt ever more accessible, which in turn, further drives up prices. You see it in the two areas where consumers can borrow many times their income levels, housing and education.

    The cycle breaks when the loans can no longer be serviced, which marks the final phase of the cycle, debt forgiveness.

  • ThirdWayForward

    The job of a college president is mainly soliciting donations from extremely rich people — they have to fit into that mindset and lifestyle in order to court these people, who need to be made to feel comfortable donating to their institutions — or so the real argument would go.

    They are chosen by boards that are composed of other CEOs and rich people.

    Like everything else in America, the widening distribution of wealth has its distorting effects, and high pay for college presidents and high administrators. Colleges are run as corporations and their presidents tend to have CEO psychologies and the attendant senses of economic entitlement.

    Maybe we need to get back to (or evolve toward, if you think it never really was that way) universities as communities of scholars, as engines of ideas- and values-creation. Is the president-as-CEO model consistent with the functional role of colleges as our industrial-technological-cultural incubators?

    Somehow we need to reform the narcissistic psychologies of both our corporate CEOs and college presidents — let them rise from the ranks and

    • Human2013

      Great Point. I just don’t see how we can reverse this trend. “Harvard, the world’s wealthiest school, said its endowment grew to $32.7 billion, beating benchmarks and generating an additional $600 million largely from U.S. and foreign public equities and hedge funds. The university, based in Cambridge,Massachusetts, said it gained on average 9.4 percent annually over 10 years even after a record 27 percent loss in 2009.” – bloomberg.com, 9/25/13

      • Human2013

        Lets face it. These schools are in the businesss of finance and investments and slowly moving away from their intended purpose.

  • Human2013

    Let’s please stop pretending that these institutions are benevolent organizations with the sole mission of providing a solid education. It’s well known that Hedgefund managers mangage the behemoth wealth of many universities taking a large piece for themselves and then passing the rest to the school’s executive sutie. These are Capitalist institutions with a capitalist state of mind.

    • samuelpepys

      I hate the expression “it is well known.” What you say is a version of the truth about Harvard and its notorious “Harvard Corporation,” certainly. But I’ve worked at many universities and it’s well known by me at least that this is not what goes on elsewhere. Why can’t people take a deep breath and recognize that “non-profit” is profoundly different from “publicly-owned corporation”? What is grotesque about the over-compensation is the imitation of the corporate model (and the worst aspect of that inhuman structure) in a situation where there are no profits to pay for it! I’m not sure people realize what a small percentage of the operating cost of a university is covered by tuition.

      • rfra20

        “non-profit” LOL! Pay “management” (administrators) on outrageous salary and being non-profit is EASY!

  • Chris in DC

    (Tom, I’d like your guests to address this)

    At the most basic level, the high salaries being paid to college presidents is not shocking. The model of higher education has shifted from solely providing ‘education’ to creating the best and highest ranking, most star studded, largest patent hunting, and pro-bowl win research enterprises. This trend will likely continue in the future leaving students (who largely don’t benefit form the largess) to foot the bill. We are screwed!

  • Human898

    Just one more case of turning everything into “industries” and run on business models where profit rules and profit consumes the very raison d’etres for the “businesses”. There has been this “ethic” developed that all at the “top” are well worth their “pay”, those paying and those at the bottom are “too expensive” Only one person in the conversation is concerned with the customers (STUDENTS) and at what point education becomes too expensive in the balance. I would not suggest the “business models” of the last 30 years have created a better life for those that don’t make a million dollars. I would hope that human beings, especially in academic institutions, are brighter than cancer cells that either overwhelm healthy cells or consume their host to death. This “model” of paying whatever the “best” want, when it appears in the grand scheme we are not getting the best (look at the overall state of the nation) seems like a scam and trying to pay the “fees” is eating up the institutions, taking away the abitlty for people to pay and for the institutions to exist.

  • tncanoeguy

    I’m guessing these presidents would maintain that they hire the best faculty. Within faculty there is a hierarchy from the well paid all-stars to…everyone else.

  • ThirdWayForward

    Drew Faust, with her proportionately lesser salary, does enjoy higher esteem from the Harvard faculty than do some of these other bozos at other institutions. Maybe some of it does have to do with the ratio of compensation.

    Still, a college president making $1 million a year is 50 times an adjunct’s $19,000 salary per year cited earlier in the program.

    What is the average net worth of a Trustee? Now that would be an interesting figure. FOLLOW THE MONEY.

    Boards of Trustees have created this world…….plutocracy reigns.

  • brettearle

    Why aren’t the high salaries of Higher Learning Institutions nothing less than a shameful reflection of our country’s plutocracy?

    And it is a state of financial affairs that should be looked down upon with chagrin and outrage, when one considers the:

    Extreme exorbitance of Tuition


    The Indentured servants that Post Grads play to their Loans?

    Occupy Wall Street–had it been better organized and more responsible–could have, and should have, gone further.

    Forget the Right Wing ignorance of shelling such movements with the taboos of communism and socialism.

    How many Men and women–who could make significant contributions to our society–accomplishments that could easily do the GOP proud–are being stymied and paralyzed, for years thereafter, by the financial repercussions of the costs of their education?

    It may not be a University President’s fault, directly. But such high-level salaries sure don’t reflect favorably, at all, on the plight of the Student.

    And, symbolically, it is a glaring Hypocrisy.

  • ThirdWayForward

    Universities, as far as their relations with students are concerned, are credential-mongerers. They sell diplomas that have brand names associated with them. This is why such high prices can be commanded for a degree from a prestigious institution — it’s purely a social game and really has little to do with knowledge or values.

    We are witnessing credential creep in our society in which more and more middle level jobs require more and higher education credentials.

    It’s part of the social-sorting process, which is becoming more competitive as middle class jobs are drying up.

  • David

    Universities and colleges, to a great extent, have been overtaken by a business and corporate mindset. The model. as many have noted, is no longer about a community of scholars, nor about learning, it’s about money: how to make it and keep it. Nothing else matters.
    The idea that they must pay these salaries in order to be competitive is not just absurd, it’s the antithesis of what an education is about. Ideally, one works at a place because one loves the work. But clearly we can see how this is less and less the case. Now one works for a single reason: to make a small fortune. Look at the way the universities are sloughing off the lower end (“Do More with Less!”) at the same time they are fluffing the salaries and perks of the 6 and 7 figure club membership, hiding it to avoid oversight.
    BOTs are worse. Now populated by “Business Leaders”, they simply parrot the upper administration’s line, and justify the fiduciary games.
    None of this will change at all. There will have to be failures and bankruptcies, followed by mergers and consolidations, before we will have the good sense to step back and revisit what “learning” really means. That is likely to come very slowly, as one of the strongest (unspoken) tenets of Higher Ed administration is to divert, distract and keep the status quo at all costs.

  • ThirdWayForward

    Universities should be democracies — faculty and staff should elect their presidents. Are there any self-managed universities out there?

  • jefe68

    Almost 50% of the college professors, or I should say instructors, are adjuncts making less than $25K a year without any benefits.
    This is going to keep growing as a trend and tenure will also disappear.

    This trend of paying college presidents millions and after that all the higher officers of colleges is a disgusting.

    Any college president that says they are worth their salaries as it’s akin to the private sector should go work in the private sector.
    When did this corporate mindset take over? It’s also interesting to note how mediocrity in higher ed has also risen as these salaries have gone up. I’m not sure there is a correlation, but it’s an interesting one.

    I would also add when these overpaid administrators go on about they are there for the students, that’s another crock of BS. They are there for their careers and nothing else.

  • louisa demerjian

    Tom’s guest kept saying it’s about “allocating funds.” Yes, of course it is. What he’s not saying specifically is that the preference is given to “allocating funds” to people on the top while the people on the bottom–adjuncts and students–are lucky to get anything.
    And, he seems to suggest that for those people there can’t afford to supplement the incomes of already wealthy people, they can go eat cake!

  • carl_christian

    Everything that should be said seems to have been already very well said in other posts except perhaps to ask a fundamental question that needs to be asked every day about practically every institution in our increasingly capitalistic society — if the business model is so wonderful, than why do all the measures of human suffering and misery appear to be unchanged or worse during the last thirty years or so when that model has virtually pushed aside all other systems and organizing principles (the University is a perfect case in point).

    Once again, OnPoint ends & we’re all left irritated as heck… — with all the questions that should have been asked! An hour is just not enough time to devote to the serious topics with which public talk radio purports to care about. Or even better than two consecutive hours, what about scheduling a follow-up show for the very next day (ideally with a few of the same participants — after they have been engaged by OnPoint listeners via this forum).

    My own first question would be for Mr. Cotton, who claims that more money given away at the top has no relation to poverty wages of the adjunct professors at the bottom of the university pyramid; is it really possible to have infinite growth in any economy as his claim would imply?

  • keltcrusader

    This is just another way to reduce the amount of low or middle income kids who can afford to go to college. Either they go into debt for most of their lives to pay it off, go to lower rung colleges, or don’t go at all. And it frees up those great paying jobs for those that deserve them the most – the wealthy folk’s kids. Competition for the cushy jobs – bah humbug.

  • katznkatz

    No employee is worth one million dollars. These presidents should be paid in the six figure range. Any revenue they raise for EDUCATION (not pet projects) the employee should receive a percentage.

  • sharlyne1

    Education should simply be educating societies for the social welfare of people. Education should not a business for profit. Any social welfare program run as a business defeats it’s initial altruistic goal.

    • samuelpepys

      Universities are non-profit institutions–financially insecure and most of them burdened with debt, which is one reason these salaries are outrageous. What do you really mean by saying they shouldn’t be run for profit? They aren’t.

  • http://www.CayerComputing.com/ Melissa A. Cayer

    I went to a community college board meeting last night and sat back helplessly as I watched them convert my assets into sugar. Property taxes to cookies and soda pop.

  • Annethensome

    CEOs should not be emulated. Compensation should be pegged to average instructor pay, INCLUDING adjuncts. These are supposed to be NON-PROFITS and enjoy tax status as such. Otherwise, we all pay in higher tuition and higher borrowing costs. This is a trend moving more wealth from the middle class to the top tier people (banks) who possess most wealth and earn most income already. Meanwhile, what is the borrowers return on the degree? Also, we should reward university leaders who issue valuable degrees. Do graduates have good jobs? Can they pay off their loans?

    • Yar

      What about every person including college presidents with at least ten percent teaching load? Too radical for an “education” institution?

    • sharlyne1

      Completely agree, well said.

  • Taylor G

    I was always under the impression that the Savannah College of Art and Design president Paula Wallace made over $2million, which is much higher than even the University of Chicago president. Is this not just more evidence of those at the executive table being overcompensated?

    Looks a lot like the private sector to us on the ground.


  • Phrd

    They sure didn’t help you with your writing skills. I’m somewhat less than impressed.

  • Neal Rantoul

    I am a retired full professor from a Boston-based university. I believe the salary many college presidents receive is obscene and think it is because most trustees as the ones deciding these huge salaries, are from business. Praise and high approval is one thing but to compensate the presidents at this very level is completely out of whack. Large schools are businesses and their administrations are very far removed from concern for students (the customers) and faculty (the service providers). I am extremely relieved to be free of this system as I believe it is only getting worse.

  • Tracy L Campbell

    I’m of the opinion that a student can receive excellent classroom education in a small state university and save a lot of money. What people are really paying for at expensive liberal arts schools is networking with the top 1% of the population. Relationships made in college can build a career in the right business. If the cost of private universities continues to grow the top 1% will be that much more removed from the remainder of the population.

    Additionally, I have all the sympathy in the world for an adjunct professor that is earning a low wage, especially in this economy (full disclosure, I’ve applied for some adjunct positions myself), but we should think about supply and demand. The creation of PhDs has become a pyramid scheme, we’re producing more of them than there are jobs available. The salaries would be much higher if it were difficult to fill the positions.

    Lastly, how do the university president’s salaries compare to a salary doing similar work in the private sector? A similar skillset should beget a similar salary, and I imagine it compares.

  • Karen

    It’s hard to imagine that we don’t have more qualified people to interview for the top college president positions. As the previous commenter said, there is no shortage of PHD’s in academia. And who wouldn’t want a $2 million salary? I think the shortage of qualified people is BS. I can agree that the older, white guys who (were educated in the 50′s) at the top are retiring but we have a large number of people from around the world, and women (who have received their PHD’s more recently) who are capable and ready to take over.

    Colleges NEED to cast a wider net for talent and reduce the salary of the presidents or CEOs (if they insist on using a business term). Colleges farm out services to reduce cost, pay adjunct professors to “keep cost down” but pay their presidents as much as a business CEO? It seems like the cost savings are going to the presidents! It’s time to stop this nonsense.

    People are struggling to pay for their education and it’s crippling the next generation (I got my degree in 1987 – Thank God!). But we’re paying for 2 kids in college at present. I want to know where my money is going. And I do NOT want to give college presidents “earning” 80X what the adjuncts are getting paid.

    • Bluejay2fly

      When you actually do the math it is very obvious colleges overcharge. Imagine a campus of 20K being charge 40K per year that equals 800 million. If they have 300 professors at 110K thats only 33 million add another 100 million for other employees and your still have not reached half of the tuition money. Also, included in the revenue stream are donations, grants, endowments, and all the profit they can grift from text books, food, lodging, student fees, etc. I would love to see their books to ascertain their expenses vs. revenue. I suspect it is a huge profit as universities never make this information widely public. It is never included in any prospectus that I have ever seen. I went to a state school in the 80′s (very inexpensive) became an adjunct and after realizing it is not ancillary to a higher paying job I became a prison guard. If I get mildly aggressive with the OT I can make more than most AP at state schools.

  • Art

    A few points: When Mr. Stripling squeezed in his point about President Zimmerman “also” being provided a house and a car, he failed to mention that those benefits are already counted in the $3.3 million total compensation package. They are not in addition to it. He knows this and should have known better than to not make that distinction. Everyone is free to criticize the numbers, but it’s unfair to double count benefits. The Chronicle also does this with deferred compensation. They count it when it’s set aside and when it’s paid out.

    As for Ms. Potter, it would have served the journalistic goal of full disclosure to point out that she is a contributor to the Chronicle.

    Also, she’s simply wrong to suggest that the money that presidents raise has no effect on tuition. Every institution I know of has scholarship endowments as a main goal of its fundraising.

    Finally, the caller who suggested that faculty should sit on the board doesn’t recognize the function of an independent board of trustees. He also doesn’t note how much influence (for good and bad) that faculty already has through shared governance.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alan-Trevithick/100000922978472 Alan Trevithick

      Boohoo, he gilded a 3.3 million lily. Dreadful. What’s the world coming to?

      • Art

        You’re right, Alan. Let’s just eat the rich. That will solve everything. Then the dictatorship of the proletariat will rise up to lead us all.

        • The poster formerly known as t

          Maybe we should abandon the social complexity that leads to high salaried administrators in sinecure positions in both the private sector and public sector.

  • sjw81

    wow what greed and what detachment. just
    like wall st. these non profits subsidized by us taxpayers so outrageous and wrong. this bubble will soon burst just as in housing. this debt can’t support this scam for long…

  • The poster formerly known as t

    Not only does your…what I’m guessing is a defense of the status quo lacks clarity, it lacks citations to back up those statements about’ top ranking international universities’.

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Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

We asked, and you delivered: some of the best roommate stories from across our many listener input channels.

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Our Week In The Web (August 15, 2014)
Friday, Aug 15, 2014

On Pinterest, Thomas the Tank Engine and surprising population trends from around the country. Also, words on why we respond to your words, tweets and Facebook posts.

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Nickel Creek Plays Three Songs LIVE For On Point
Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014

Nickel Creek shares three live (well, mostly) tracks from their interview with On Point Radio.

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