Columnist on target with Emmert piece

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I loved the article from Seattle Times columist Nicole Brodeur on UW President Mark Emmert.

It seems he is crying poor because the only way to save his school's programs will be to raise tuition. These words are coming from the second-highest-paid public university president nationally.

It doesn't occur to him that he might cut back on his meager $905,000 salary and follow the example of WSU President Elson Floyd, who took a voluntary pay cut of $100,000 last year.

The UW president lives rent free and has free memberships to two exclusive athletic clubs besides make big dollars by sitting on two corporate boards.

Why should students have to pay for these unnecessary perks at a public university? Something is very wrong with the system.

Sue Gillespie

Walla Walla

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