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Apartheid at NYU? Prof. Michael Rectenwald Is Afraid So

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This looks a lot like what happens in government, when government officials, friendly to corporate interests, end up with extremely rewarding jobs within the very corporations that they benefitted during their "service" in government. What concerns me are the ethics of this particular arrangement, one that passed off debt to students and then benefitted the executive who made the arrangements. 

Lew left NYU voluntarily, yet he received a parting gift -- I can't see it as anything else -- of some $685,000. That's more money -- paid merely for leaving a job voluntarily -- than I could make in the next ten years working at NYU and teaching thousands of its students. It also was reported that Lew was given a sweetheart loan deal on a house worth 1.5 million dollars, $440,000 of which was forgiven by the university. This was on top of making $700,000 to $800,000 per year over five years. I get so disgusted that I have a hard time reading all of this without retching.


JB: Let's pause here, Michael. When we return, you can tell us more about the faculty's activism and how you got drawn into the fray. Readers, please stay tuned! 

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Part two of my interview with Michael

Michael Rectenwald, Ph.D., Global Liberal Studies, New York University.

Founder and Chair, Citizens for Legitimate Government 

(www.legitgov.org )

Professional Website: http://www.michaelrectenwald.com

Michael is the author of numerous essays and three books, including The Thief and Other Stories (2013)

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When you work for these schools you will find that... by Textynn N on Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 at 12:51:09 AM