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Posts Tagged ‘salaries’

May 18th, 2015 - 10:31 pm § in Misc.

So ,, If a University President is worth $1 million, and the Football Coach is worth $2 million, how much is a University’s fund manager worth?

HMC Executives Saw Compensation Increase from 2012 to 2013 By MARIEL A. KLEIN 4 days ago Since-promoted Harvard Management Company president and CEO Stephen Blyth received $11.5 million in compensation in 2013, about double his compensation of $5.3 million in 2012.[...]

September 16th, 2014 - 11:06 am § in The Ave Scene

THE Ave Challenge: What is a fair wage for a University President?

Lets start at the top: How much do you think Drew Faust, President of Harvard, earns? $250,000 $500,000 $900,000 $1,500,000 $3,000,000 $5,500,000[...]

November 10th, 2012 - 12:55 pm § in Jefferson, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

Why do we still have a university press in an internet age?

The Gamble The answer may come from Princeton. The Princeton University Press cannot give away the ending of its forthcoming book,  The Gamble,on the 2012 presidential election. But it does plan to give away the beginning. Read more[...]

September 27th, 2012 - 3:47 am § in Misc., Schools & Colleges, UW

How to Fund a Major University

A serious challenge faces all of us at the UW.  What are we going to be?  How do we attract new, young faculty  competitive enough to eventually win a federal grants or stimulate their students to greatness? The desperate reaction to Washington state’s cuts to higher education have led, rig[...]

September 2nd, 2012 - 9:11 am § in America, Schools & Colleges

How NIH Funding Effects Science As a Career

This letter appeared last September on The Scientist.  The fact that becoming an independent researcher takes upwards of 15years is just too long for me. Furthermore, being in research for almost a decade (undergrad, graduate, 1 yr postdoc), I have noticed that funding favors medical researchers. I[...]

August 28th, 2012 - 8:21 am § in Hypocrisy, Jefferson, Schools & Colleges, Science

SCIENCE: SCIENTIFIC ERROR

A year-old Palo Alto, California, company, Science Exchange*, announced on Tuesday its “Reproducibility Initiative,” aimed at improving the trustworthiness of published papers. Scientists who want to validate their findings will be able to apply to the initiative, which will choose a lab[...]

July 11th, 2012 - 8:43 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

Leroy Searle: The conviction that universities should do so is as time-honored and legitimate as the conviction that we should teach students to think, to read, and to write. But the way we are doing it now surely is not sustainable.

  This is a very thoughtful post by Leroy Searle.  Dr. Searle was responding to a long stream of UW emails about a 5% pay raise the faculty union at Western Washington had negotiated with their administration.  Most of thread was woven out of the usual angst about why UW faculty does d not ha[...]

July 9th, 2012 - 8:16 am § in Jefferson, Schools & Colleges, Science, UW

The Washington Post: U.S. pushes for more scientists, but the jobs aren’t there

The Canary in the Mine: a frightening insight into the US Economic future. Based in part on Washington Post article, “U.S. pushes for more scientists, but the jobs aren’t there“ Here in Washington state, Ed Lazowska , the Bill and Melinda Gates Professor of Comp Sci at UW, is a very fo[...]

May 21st, 2012 - 10:58 am § in Schools & Colleges

How to Fire Professors

from Inside Higher Education: On July 19, 2009, Edward T. Larkin, a professor of German at the University of New Hampshire, drove his motorcycle down Route 101 to the Market Basket in Milford. He pulled into the parking lot behind a car in which a 17-year-old girl was driving her mother. Larkin park[...]

March 13th, 2012 - 10:41 am § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

Lobster Over Wage Raises?

Harvard Students ask: Lobster Over Wage Raises? Op-Eds | By Iman E. James, Karen A. Narefsky, and William P. Whitham Given that the Harvard Club continues to host extravagant events such as the “Champagne and Sparkling Wine Walkaround,” and taking into account the high cost of living in Boston, [...]