College payday: Presidents’ salaries up last year

At least one person on campus has done OK as the economy has declined: public university presidents' salaries climbed 7.6 percent last year, reports the Associated Press. Fifteen presidents of public research universities took home at least $700,000 in 2007-08, up from eight in last year's survey, and nearly one-third now earn more than $500,000, according to the annual Chronicle of Higher Education survey out Nov. 17. The salary increases

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