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Frank Bruni: Platinum pay in ivory towers

utsandiego.com — Too few college presidents give adequate thought to the symbolism and dissonance of extraordinarily generous compensation packages, which are in sync with this era of lavish executive pay and glaring income inequality but out of line with the ostensible mission of academia.

Weary of Relativity

nytimes.com — SAY anything critical about a person or an organization and brace for this pushback: At least he, she or it isn't as bad as someone or something else. Sure, the Roman Catholic Church hasn't done right by women. But those Mormons have more to answer for! Yes, there are college presidents with excessive salaries.

University presidents’ pay soaring too high

charlotteobserver.com — Gregory Fenves recently got a big promotion, from provost to president of the University of Texas at Austin. A raise came with it. Instead of his current base of about $425,000, he was offered $1 million. And he rejected it - as too much.

Platinum pay in ivory towers

seattletimes.com — Gregory Fenves recently got a big promotion, from provost to president of the University of Texas at Austin. A raise came with it. Instead of his current base of about $425,000, he was offered $1 million. And he rejected it - as too much.

Platinum Pay in Ivory Towers

nytimes.com — Gregory Fenves recently got a big promotion, from provost to president of the University of Texas at Austin. A raise came with it. Instead of his current base of about $425,000, he was offered $1 million. And he rejected it - as too much.

Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be

hachettebookgroup.com — New York Times, shows that the Ivy League has no monopoly on corner offices, governors' mansions, or the most prestigious academic and scientific grants. Through statistics, surveys, and the stories of hugely successful people who didn't attend the most exclusive schools, he demonstrates that many kinds of colleges-large public universities, tiny hideaways in the hinterlands-serve as ideal springboards.

Here’s how Hillary is winning

lasvegassun.com — As fleetly as Hillary Clinton vacuums up the money, she piles up the paradoxes. She showed fatal weaknesses the last time she chased the presidency and her inevitability evaporated like a California puddle, but she's somehow inevitable all over again. Invincible, even.

Greed and the Presidency

nytimes.com — AFTER two terms of sucking it up for the citizens of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee itched to cash in. So he signed on as a pitchman for a bogus diabetes remedy and rented out his mailing list to charlatans peddling Scripture as a cure for cancer. Chris Christie isn't paid a king's ransom.

The bitter backdrop to 2016

seattletimes.com — Already the polling for the presidential race is feverish, with new findings daily. Which Republican is leading in New Hampshire? How do voters feel, at any evanescent moment, about Hillary Clinton?

The Bitter Backdrop to 2016

nytimes.com — Already the polling for the presidential race is feverish, with new findings daily. Which Republican is leading in New Hampshire? How do voters feel, at any evanescent moment, about Hillary Clinton?
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May 27, 2015

Ireland's braid of Catholicism & gay rights isn't rare: Catholic countries lead the way on marriage equality, nyti.ms/1FCOHlY

May 24, 2015

Meatloaf-a-thon w/ @jestie continues, w/ recipes to be shared soon. 2nite made crazy-good Buffalo Chicken & Taco loafs w/ @estherbfein

May 24, 2015

The avocado does wondrous things to an omelet. Then again the avocado does wondrous things to life. #PleaseNoShortage

May 24, 2015

RT @jimrutenberg: Ok, I'm against Super PACs but raising gobs of $ for MY Super PAC because--look over there! @FrankBruni on relativity nyti.ms/1dr09rN

May 24, 2015

NYC sidewalk last night, young straight couple outside Irish pub: "Let's get dinner here, in honor of same-sex marriage." Nice.

May 24, 2015

.@ktumulty @ron_fournier It's all of our mailboxes, no? Because it's so much of public debate: "Well, ___ may have problems but is not ___!"

May 24, 2015

RT @jonathanweisman: “In Iran they hang you for being gay” sed @SenTomCotton. @FrankBruni & relativism. If something's worse nothing's bad …

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