- The president of Purdue University, France Cordova, will ask the university’s board of trustees to award merit raises of 1.5 percent to some workers, the Associated Press says.
- The University of North Carolina system president, Erskine Bowles, meanwhile, worries that another year of budget cuts will have top faculty members looking for greener pastures, WRAL.com reports.
- Via The Juggle, comes word of another study that shows that slender women outearn their average- and full-size female peers. No surprise there. The opposite is true for men, however. According to the study by researchers at the University of Florida, slender men’s paychecks were lighter than those of their average-weight and heavier-set male peers. In fact, the researchers found that the bigger the men, the bigger their take-home pay—unless they were obese.
- The University of California at Davis plans to slash between 136 and 194 staff jobs over the next three years, The Sacramento Bee reports. Most of the cuts will be achieved through a consolidation of administrative services, the newspaper notes. No word yet on whether there will be layoffs.
- The Washington State University Board of Regents has extended president Elson S. Floyd’s contract for another four years—through June 30, 2016, according to The Seattle Times. Per the agreement, Floyd’s annual salary of $725,000 will stay the same, but he could receive bonus payments if he stays through the end of his term, the newspaper notes.
- Ivy Tech Community College, in Indiana, has picked B. Kaye Walter, executive vice president and chief learning officer at Valencia Community College in Orlando, Fla., as its new chancellor, the Indianapolis Star reports.
- Peace College, a women’s liberal-arts college in Raleigh, N.C., is offering buyouts to all of its full-time faculty members, the News & Observer says. Under the Voluntary Separation Incentive Program, employees have until November 19 to decide whether to take a buyout and may opt to leave on January 1 or May 31. The size of the buyout is based on an employee’s work history and length of service at the college, Debra Townsley, Peace’s president, told the newspaper.
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