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(Huffington Post)   Kentucky State University President donates $90,000 of own salary to lowest paid employees   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 52
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2014-08-05 10:31:09 PM  
i.imgflip.com
 
2014-08-05 10:43:27 PM  
Gee, thanks, mister! Thanks a lot!

earnthis.net
 
2014-08-05 11:07:11 PM  
The science department?
 
2014-08-05 11:09:47 PM  
wow of course a communist college premier would take a pay cut
 
2014-08-05 11:10:35 PM  
That's stupid. Those low income idiots will probably waste the extra money on drugs, booze or lottery tickets.
 
2014-08-05 11:11:00 PM  
Good for him.

/but how is this going to encourage all those lazy poor people to be more ambitious and become the president of something?
 
2014-08-05 11:11:21 PM  

charlesmartel11235: wow of course a communist college premier would take a pay cut


charity is communism
 
2014-08-05 11:11:42 PM  

charlesmartel11235: wow of course a communist college premier would take a pay cut


That's INTERIM communist premier.
 
2014-08-05 11:12:49 PM  

Atomic Spunk: That's stupid. Those low income idiots will probably waste the extra money on drugs, booze or lottery tickets.


And looseys.
 
2014-08-05 11:13:09 PM  

spamdog: charlesmartel11235: wow of course a communist college premier would take a pay cut

charity is communism


Charity is the opposite of communism. Charity is voluntary and is a personal decision.
 
2014-08-05 11:14:07 PM  
The pessimist in me says Kentucky State University President hides money from divorce lawyers.
 
2014-08-05 11:14:13 PM  

Nemo's Brother: spamdog: charlesmartel11235: wow of course a communist college premier would take a pay cut

charity is communism

Charity is the opposite of communism. Charity is voluntary and is a personal decision.


Charity is placing personal morals above the free market.
 
2014-08-05 11:15:27 PM  
How about instead of making a one-time small token gesture to make himself look better, he just gave them a raise?
 
2014-08-05 11:16:26 PM  

jtown: Atomic Spunk: That's stupid. Those low income idiots will probably waste the extra money on drugs, booze or lottery tickets.

And looseys.


Ah, you know poor people! They're despicable, aren't they?
 
2014-08-05 11:18:11 PM  

Prophet of Loss: How about instead of making a one-time small token gesture to make himself look better, he just gave them a raise?


If Kentucky is in the same shape as places like Kansas or North Carolina, there's no room in a shrinking budget for it. If the state legislature decides that higher education is 20% less important, people are lucky to get any cost-of-living increase.
 
2014-08-05 11:21:09 PM  

12349876: Nemo's Brother: spamdog: charlesmartel11235: wow of course a communist college premier would take a pay cut

charity is communism

Charity is the opposite of communism. Charity is voluntary and is a personal decision.

Charity is placing personal morals above the free market.


It's also a tax break.
 
2014-08-05 11:23:38 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Prophet of Loss: How about instead of making a one-time small token gesture to make himself look better, he just gave them a raise?

If Kentucky is in the same shape as places like Kansas or North Carolina, there's no room in a shrinking budget for it. If the state legislature decides that higher education is 20% less important, people are lucky to get any cost-of-living increase.


Or, he just wants to seen as altruistic. There is a school of thought out there that believes nobody does anything except for selfish reasons, even if those reasons are not apparent.
 
2014-08-05 11:24:39 PM  
Macu, ashbury? Didn't think so.
 
2014-08-05 11:26:56 PM  

Nemo's Brother: spamdog: charlesmartel11235: wow of course a communist college premier would take a pay cut

charity is communism

Charity is the opposite of communism. Charity is voluntary and is a personal decision.


Which is why it has never, ever, ever in the history of mankind worked as well as the government programs in the civilized world at keeping people out of poverty.

Because of people like you. People like you are why we have to have a government. You are why we can't have nice things.
 
2014-08-05 11:36:06 PM  

Prophet of Loss: There is a school of thought out there that believes nobody does anything except for selfish reasons, even if those reasons are not apparent.


It's all laid out in The Selfish Gene.
 
2014-08-05 11:37:57 PM  

ghare: Nemo's Brother: spamdog: charlesmartel11235: wow of course a communist college premier would take a pay cut

charity is communism

Charity is the opposite of communism. Charity is voluntary and is a personal decision.

Which is why it has never, ever, ever in the history of mankind worked as well as the government programs in the civilized world at keeping people out of poverty.

Because of people like you. People like you are why we have to have a government. You are why we can't have nice things.


lolwut? Charity is the opposite of communism, which is why we need government programs because of people like him?! Hehehe... ok.
 
2014-08-05 11:38:19 PM  

Nemo's Brother: Charity is the opposite of communism. Charity is voluntary and is a personal decision.


Funnily enough, that conservative called the professor a communist for his charity.

Almost like conservatives just don't give a shiat about society at all.
 
2014-08-05 11:39:46 PM  
The President of Kentucky State University.......2,000 students strong.......was making $350k a year?

Was he the football coach too?

/smells a publicity stunt
 
2014-08-05 11:42:39 PM  
1.) tax write off
2.) free publicity and fame
3.) ???
4.) profit

The lead slug slug from the barrel of a poor man is just as lethal as that from a rich man.
 
2014-08-06 12:06:30 AM  
Only $90k? Wow what a martyr
 
2014-08-06 12:07:27 AM  
I think that was a very nice gesture.
 
2014-08-06 12:21:25 AM  

Prophet of Loss: How about instead of making a one-time small token gesture to make himself look better, he just gave them a raise?


Know how I know you didn't read the article?

FTFA:  "Burse's pay cut will increase the salaries of 24 KSU employees, some of whom were making as littles as $7.25 an hour, to $10.25 an hour, WLKY reported."

/the spelling error was theirs too
 
2014-08-06 12:38:05 AM  

Atomic Spunk: That's stupid. Those low income idiots will probably waste the extra money on drugs, booze or lottery tickets.


Guns.

Sweet sweet guns.
 
2014-08-06 12:41:29 AM  
What? No one has complained about the use of the Hero tag yet? Is this Fark or am I lost?
 
2014-08-06 12:44:19 AM  

cchris_39: The President of Kentucky State University.......2,000 students strong.......was making $350k a year?

Was he the football coach too?

/smells a publicity stunt


Exactly.
His conscience finally caught up with him and he wanted to try and look like a good guy for farking over the students for so long.
College administrators are the most over-paid worthless people on the planet.

/late wife was a college professor so I have just a little insight on this subject
 
2014-08-06 01:11:14 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Prophet of Loss: How about instead of making a one-time small token gesture to make himself look better, he just gave them a raise?

If Kentucky is in the same shape as places like Kansas or North Carolina, there's no room in a shrinking budget for it. If the state legislature decides that higher education is 20% less important, people are lucky to get any cost-of-living increase.


The university I work for has taken a big funding cut as well. Travel budgets have been slashed, low to no cost of living increases and positions have to stay unfilled for 120 days (because burning out the people you have is cheaper). This doesn't stop the Board of Regents from wanting to give our president a $300,000 bonus in addition to his $400,000/year salary. Their reason? Other universities do it. Really.

Maybe if guys like this get more publicity, we can ask our president to take a cut in salary because other university presidents are doing it.
LOL, I can dream.
 
2014-08-06 01:24:58 AM  
I don't care why the guy did it. He made a nice gesture which probably made a real difference in some people's lives, and if it benefits him in some way, well, then everyone wins.
Good job Raymond Burse!
 
2014-08-06 01:34:51 AM  

NotARocketScientist: UNC_Samurai: Prophet of Loss: How about instead of making a one-time small token gesture to make himself look better, he just gave them a raise?

If Kentucky is in the same shape as places like Kansas or North Carolina, there's no room in a shrinking budget for it. If the state legislature decides that higher education is 20% less important, people are lucky to get any cost-of-living increase.

The university I work for has taken a big funding cut as well. Travel budgets have been slashed, low to no cost of living increases and positions have to stay unfilled for 120 days (because burning out the people you have is cheaper). This doesn't stop the Board of Regents from wanting to give our president a $300,000 bonus in addition to his $400,000/year salary. Their reason? Other universities do it. Really.

Maybe if guys like this get more publicity, we can ask our president to take a cut in salary because other university presidents are doing it.
LOL, I can dream.


A lot of times one of the major roles of a university president is schmoozing wealthy donors for more money.  Given that, someone who brings in $10,000,000 in donations might be worth a few hundred thousand as a bonus, it still nets out in favor of the school.
 
2014-08-06 02:32:45 AM  

Atomic Spunk: That's stupid. Those low income idiots will probably waste the extra money on drugs, booze or lottery tickets.


i would.
 
2014-08-06 06:04:13 AM  

some_beer_drinker: Atomic Spunk: That's stupid. Those low income idiots will probably waste the extra money on drugs, booze or lottery tickets.

i would.


Right to the casino.
 
2014-08-06 06:40:36 AM  

Deep Contact: some_beer_drinker: Atomic Spunk: That's stupid. Those low income idiots will probably waste the extra money on drugs, booze or lottery tickets.

i would.

Right to the casino.


So, a lower class stimulus package basically.
 
2014-08-06 07:56:02 AM  
Now, if we could get those college football coaches with their multi-million dollar salaries to do the same.....
 
2014-08-06 08:22:05 AM  

ghare: Nemo's Brother: spamdog: charlesmartel11235: wow of course a communist college premier would take a pay cut

charity is communism

Charity is the opposite of communism. Charity is voluntary and is a personal decision.

Which is why it has never, ever, ever in the history of mankind worked as well as the government programs in the civilized world at keeping people out of poverty.

Because of people like you. People like you are why we have to have a government. You are why we can't have nice things.


The government pays Christian charities. They work better than government programs. The war on poverty isn't exactly a roaring success
 
2014-08-06 08:23:57 AM  

spamdog: Nemo's Brother: Charity is the opposite of communism. Charity is voluntary and is a personal decision.

Funnily enough, that conservative called the professor a communist for his charity.

Almost like conservatives just don't give a shiat about society at all.


Umm.. that "conservative" was a liberal trying to belittle conservative thought with a bad strawman.
 
2014-08-06 08:54:59 AM  
Colleges are full of liberal failures, news at 11:00.

Conservatives are the only ones who care about society. We want to fix the problems, rather than just punish people for doing the right thing.
 
2014-08-06 09:11:12 AM  

Thunderpipes: Colleges are full of liberal failures, news at 11:00.

Conservatives are the only ones who care about society. We want to fix the problems, rather than just punish people for doing the right thing.


-.05 / 10

you sound tired.

also, name one problem that a conservative has attempted to fix in the last 20 years. I'll be sitting on my hands waiting.
 
2014-08-06 09:19:43 AM  
Well when you are so grossly overpaid in the first place that's an option, for the rest of us not really.
 
2014-08-06 09:26:23 AM  
If he's giving up that much, he has a self-worth problem and is clearly not the kind of top talent that most large organizations need.

/Am I doing it right?
 
2014-08-06 11:22:28 AM  

NotARocketScientist: UNC_Samurai: Prophet of Loss: How about instead of making a one-time small token gesture to make himself look better, he just gave them a raise?

If Kentucky is in the same shape as places like Kansas or North Carolina, there's no room in a shrinking budget for it. If the state legislature decides that higher education is 20% less important, people are lucky to get any cost-of-living increase.

The university I work for has taken a big funding cut as well. Travel budgets have been slashed, low to no cost of living increases and positions have to stay unfilled for 120 days (because burning out the people you have is cheaper). This doesn't stop the Board of Regents from wanting to give our president a $300,000 bonus in addition to his $400,000/year salary. Their reason? Other universities do it. Really.

Maybe if guys like this get more publicity, we can ask our president to take a cut in salary because other university presidents are doing it.
LOL, I can dream.


I have a bit of direct insight into this topic.  It's probably one of the RARE occasions you'll see any sort of positive publicity about this particular KY State Post-Secondary institution.  The one place where this has not made any news (i.e.- no publicity about it that I've seen:  the campus of KY State University).  This guy is also probably the lowest paid University President in the state.  Also, many other Universities have a significant Foundation that help support their activities, and that is where many Universities find the funds to supplement the pay of their Chief Executive (noting that most University Presidents are on the Board of the respective institution's Foundations).
 
2014-08-06 11:38:28 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: NotARocketScientist: UNC_Samurai: Prophet of Loss: How about instead of making a one-time small token gesture to make himself look better, he just gave them a raise?

If Kentucky is in the same shape as places like Kansas or North Carolina, there's no room in a shrinking budget for it. If the state legislature decides that higher education is 20% less important, people are lucky to get any cost-of-living increase.

The university I work for has taken a big funding cut as well. Travel budgets have been slashed, low to no cost of living increases and positions have to stay unfilled for 120 days (because burning out the people you have is cheaper). This doesn't stop the Board of Regents from wanting to give our president a $300,000 bonus in addition to his $400,000/year salary. Their reason? Other universities do it. Really.

Maybe if guys like this get more publicity, we can ask our president to take a cut in salary because other university presidents are doing it.
LOL, I can dream.

A lot of times one of the major roles of a university president is schmoozing wealthy donors for more money.  Given that, someone who brings in $10,000,000 in donations might be worth a few hundred thousand as a bonus, it still nets out in favor of the school.


So outrageous college administrator pay is justifiable but private CEO pay is an outrage?

Got it.
 
2014-08-06 12:19:33 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Prophet of Loss: How about instead of making a one-time small token gesture to make himself look better, he just gave them a raise?

If Kentucky is in the same shape as places like Kansas or North Carolina, there's no room in a shrinking budget for it. If the state legislature decides that higher education is 20% less important, people are lucky to get any cost-of-living increase.


LOL LOL LOL

/my last five years in higher ed nobody got cost-of-living increases
//or any other kind
 
2014-08-06 12:21:17 PM  
What a man!
I would vote for this guy if he ran for office.
 
2014-08-06 12:21:24 PM  

Prophet of Loss: UNC_Samurai: Prophet of Loss: How about instead of making a one-time small token gesture to make himself look better, he just gave them a raise?

If Kentucky is in the same shape as places like Kansas or North Carolina, there's no room in a shrinking budget for it. If the state legislature decides that higher education is 20% less important, people are lucky to get any cost-of-living increase.

Or, he just wants to seen as altruistic. There is a school of thought out there that believes nobody does anything except for selfish reasons, even if those reasons are not apparent.


I've heard that argument and there's some truth to it. In this case, however, you're being deliberately cynical in the face of a perfectly valid explanation.
 
2014-08-06 12:35:12 PM  

zepher: cchris_39: The President of Kentucky State University.......2,000 students strong.......was making $350k a year?

Was he the football coach too?

/smells a publicity stunt

Exactly.
His conscience finally caught up with him and he wanted to try and look like a good guy for farking over the students for so long.
College administrators are the most over-paid worthless people on the planet.

/late wife was a college professor so I have just a little insight on this subject


As a former college administrator who therefore has a *lot* of insight on this subject, you're an idiot.

I guarantee there are a lot more well-paid professors than well-paid administrators. Which perhaps is as it should be. But it cracks me up when faculty complain admin is overpaid. A more clueless group of people is not to be found. Well, except the far right of the GOP.

Now if you want to talk about the college football coaches being overpaid, we have some common ground.
 
2014-08-06 02:25:34 PM  

brimed03: zepher: cchris_39: The President of Kentucky State University.......2,000 students strong.......was making $350k a year?

Was he the football coach too?

/smells a publicity stunt

Exactly.
His conscience finally caught up with him and he wanted to try and look like a good guy for farking over the students for so long.
College administrators are the most over-paid worthless people on the planet.

/late wife was a college professor so I have just a little insight on this subject

As a former college administrator who therefore has a *lot* of insight on this subject, you're an idiot.

I guarantee there are a lot more well-paid professors than well-paid administrators. Which perhaps is as it should be. But it cracks me up when faculty complain admin is overpaid. A more clueless group of people is not to be found. Well, except the far right of the GOP.

Now if you want to talk about the college football coaches being overpaid, we have some common ground.


Ha, ha, ha.
Nothing like an overpaid administrator trying to justify their outrageous pay.
The 'little people' don't understand what it takes to be an administrator and they're just idiots, right?
You sound like a CEO trying to justify their pay with comments like that.

/she was also an administrator at a small college for a short time but went back to the classroom because most people in administration have a very over developed sense of worth
 
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