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  •  Hoo Raaay for NYU!!! (1+ / 0-)
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    I am so glad to see a university sans football team heap lavish rewards on professors instead of jackass football coaches. As for the Spartan dorm conditions, get over it. There are no anchors tied to anyone at NYU. You can hit the road any time you want.

    "Problems can not be solved by the level of awareness that created them", Albert Einstein.

    by Bubbatoby on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 07:21:48 PM PDT

    •  It's not Professors in general (6+ / 0-)

      It's a few "star" professors who teach one or two classes a year at most.  The working faculty are paid barely livable wages by NYC standards and many, many are adjuncts who are paid $5000 per course -- not even a livable wage.  This is not about education.  It is big business, and this two-tier system is becoming the norm for colleges and universities across the country.  I know because I teach am at one of them. It is the corporatization of higher Ed.  The presidents are the CEO's.  The administration gets paid handsomely.  The faculty are lucky to get cost of living raises.  Celebrity faculty bring in the students.  Their names on the websites are what is important.  You should read the NY Times article.  The corruption is breathtaking in its audaciousness.

      •  But the NY Times article (4+ / 0-)

        lists Med. Research Center CEOs and one law school dean.

        The Med. guys are top doctors who otherwise make that same money in their profession.

        Honestly, I don't consider these people professors. And the university hospitals they run have little to do with the vast majority of the work that goes on at universities. These guys are as relevant as football coaches to the core work.

        There are two kinds of people in this world. The kind who divide the world into two kinds of people, and the kind who don't.

        by upstate NY on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 08:34:02 PM PDT

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      •  Point Taken (1+ / 0-)
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        My detestation of overpaid football coaches got the better of me. Sounds like colleges have joined corporate America in a race to the bottom.

        "Problems can not be solved by the level of awareness that created them", Albert Einstein.

        by Bubbatoby on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 03:49:52 AM PDT

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