Student, alumni protest Brandeis ex-presidents payAP , Associated Press
Nov. 22, 2013 8:07 AM ET
WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Students and alumni at Brandeis University are banding together to protest the generous salary being drawn by the school's former president at a time when tuition is rising faster than inflation and the school is making tough budget decisions.
More than 1,000 students, alumni, and others with ties to the school signed a petition this week expressing outrage after learning Jehuda Reinharz received at least $1.2 million for part-time work since stepping down as president in 2010.
Alumnus and petition signer Ari Rabin-Havt told The Boston Globe (http://b.globe.com/18tlCue ) it makes him sick that students are graduating in deep debt while Reinharz is benefiting.
The faculty is also "dismayed and frustrated" music professor Eric Chasalow said.
The Waltham college defended the deal in a statement, citing Reinharz's "unparalleled fundraising record."
Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com