Desperate Times at Rutgers U.

 

Memo from a Rutgers Department Chair

Elimination of Copying Support

Dear Colleagues:

I write to alert you to the latest change I have had to implement in order to meet the mid-year budget cuts.

As of today, the department can no longer provide copying services.

Denise has been relieved of her position, so the copying room will no longer be staffed. I ask that you do not request that other staff members in the building carry out copying tasks for you.

Given the steady reduction in staff support, no one can afford to set aside central tasks in order to respond to requests to copy.

Faculty members may hire students to perform copying duties. This solution shifts the cost of the service to the individual, sparing the department the expense.

I realize that these changes are disruptive. There are sure to be others ahead that are more disruptive still.

My thanks, in advance, for your patience and cooperation as we begin the process of weathering what is sure to be a most tempestuous storm.

 

 Rutgers football coach gets extra $250K


by Josh Margolin and Ted Sherman/The Star-Ledger
Monday July 21, 2008, 9:00 PM

Five months after agreeing to terms that will pay him as much as $2 million annually with bonuses, Rutgers University football coach Greg Schiano quietly signed a side agreement providing for an additional $250,000 a year from the university in payments made through a vendor.


In the addendum to his contract, dated July 2, 2007, the university arranged for Nelligan Sports Marketing, the exclusive marketing agent for Rutgers, to pay the coach the additional $250,000 -- keeping the payments off the school's payroll.

The money was deducted from sponsorship revenues collected on the university's behalf by the marketing firm, but the amount was guaranteed by Rutgers. It was listed as a payment for "personal services" and was made to a limited liability corporation established by Schiano.

Copyright (c) 2009 Newark Star Ledger

Memo from a Rutgers Department Chair

Elimination of Copying Support

Dear Colleagues:

I write to alert you to the latest change I have had to implement in order to meet the mid-year budget cuts.

As of today, the department can no longer provide copying services.

Denise has been relieved of her position, so the copying room will no longer be staffed. I ask that you do not request that other staff members in the building carry out copying tasks for you.

Given the steady reduction in staff support in the department, no one can afford to set aside central tasks in order to respond to requests to copy.

Faculty members may hire students to perform copying duties. This solution shifts the cost of the service to the individual, sparing the department the expense.

I realize that these changes are disruptive. There are sure to be others ahead that are more disruptive still.

My thanks, in advance, for your patience and cooperation as we begin the process of weathering what is sure to be a most tempestuous storm.

Rutgers Salaries increase in 2009

By ERICA HARBATKIN • Staff Writer • March 15, 2009

RUTGERS — Gross pay for Rutgers University employees increased 7 percent from 2007 to 2009, according to new salary figures posted to DataUniverse Sunday.

University President Richard L. McCormick earned the highest salary in 2008 at $550,000 — a 4.8-percent bump from his 2007 salary.

Meanwhile, women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer had the highest gross income at $1.4 million.

Head football coach Greg Schiano, whose earnings led to an internal review of the athletic department's finances and the dismissal of long-time athletic director Robert Mulcahy, took in $1.18 million in 2008, a figure that includes his $450,000 salary.

In 2007 Schiano posted the highest gross income in the university with $1.8 million. Stringer made $750,000 that year.

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