Washington University held a reception for the Chancellor Designate Andrew Martin, which was attended by approximately 400 students, Tuesday, Sept. 25.
As the search for a new chancellor at Washington University continues, multiple hearing sessions were held on Nov. 29, Dec. 4 and Dec. 5 so that students, faculty and staff could voice their opinions on what they want to see in the next chancellor.
Chancellor Mark Wrighton addressed racial inequality and fielded student questions about the endowment before a medium-sized crowd in Umrath Lounge at his annual State of the University Address.
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Student Life conducted an interview with Chancellor Mark Wrighton after the most recent quarterly meeting of the board of directors on Friday. The discussion involved a review of major events that occurred during the semester.
The median compensation of private university presidents increased 5.5 percent in the 2007-2008 fiscal year, up to $627,750, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual executive compensation survey. The survey’s data came from federal tax documents released before the economic downturn. In light of the economy, many private university presidents have frozen their salaries or, in the case of Washington University Chancellor Mark Wrighton, taken voluntary pay cuts.
With the nation dealing with an economic downturn and an increasing unemployment rate, universities and colleges are trying to take prudent steps in investing their funds after drastic reductions in their endowments. “What we are trying to do, in this era, is to take prudent steps to make sure that we can thrive as we […]