U prof's past and 2nd job get scrutiny

  • Article by: TONY KENNEDY and JENNA ROSS , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: March 30, 2011 - 11:22 AM

Forced from post 11 years ago, he still gets $112,660 a year despite working full time in Maryland.

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geckojayMar. 12, 11 8:15 PM

Wow, just WOW!

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reshpprdMar. 13, 1112:14 AM

Prima facie evidence that Professor Gleason's rants (in another recent article) about the Board of Regents should hold no water. His efforts to put students and faculty on the Board will make these kinds of problems MORE likely to occur in the future. Get OUTSIDE people to look at the U -- and provide some real life advice and direction.

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karendavid816Mar. 13, 11 6:54 AM

Just more evidence of how Republicans hate higher education, picking on this poor guy who is willing to give up his Saturdays when all his friends are in Madison.

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briechersMar. 13, 1110:40 AM

The reaction from the U is full of arrogance. They can’t even muster an acknowledgement that something COULD BE amiss. Rather, spokeswoman Patty Mattern tries to nip any further discussion in the bud by saying everything is just ducky…nothing for the uninformed, uneducated public to worry about. BTW, who gets an $800,000 settlement when they misappropriate funds? It is just amazing how incompetent people can get when they are spending taxpayer money.

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ryan2003Mar. 13, 1111:28 AM

I want a job at the U of M.

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jjsbrwMar. 13, 1111:42 AM

I certainly would have questions about this guy's employment with the U. However, the private sector has arrangements all the time. Hasn't there been a lot of screaming and yelling that public education should work more like the private sector?

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shushyn78Mar. 13, 1111:52 AM

Us little taxpayers would be and are absolutely appalled at the "wink, wink" arrangements these public officals have with each other. Yea, the big corporations pay off idiots that screw up their companies too; which I am equally appalled and incensed at. But it is things like these that contribute to the sense that government institutions are not on the side of the average working person. We need a stupendous dose of integrity and we are not getting it.

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ranger78Mar. 13, 11 4:50 PM

I guess ethics don't matter in higher education. How is it that the folks running the U of MN can justify keeping this guy on the payroll?

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srossMar. 13, 11 5:44 PM

Wonder never cease. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot U. of MN. How do you argue for more funds when you do crazy things like this. I bet a teacher of English or History would never get this cozy treatment. I wonder if he has some photos on someone in the higher administration!

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feppmnMar. 13, 11 6:09 PM

How many others are there? Audit please!

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