Wednesday, December 31, 2003

It's freezing outside, too 

Another article that public universities are losing salary wars for their best faculty. The title of the StarTribune article is "U fears losing its best and brightest over salary freeze" and the fourth graf reads:
University officials say that in most cases, budget cuts were not a central reason in the departures of key faculty members this year. But with wages frozen for a year, they worry for the future.
A dean at the University of Minnesota puts his finger on it:
So far, touch on wood, [one] department has stayed together because of loyalty and because excellent people like to work with excellent people.
Most of the reasons given for the defections listed are not due to money. So why the headline?