something big happened at UW last friday
on friday, UW, in response to a superior court judge ruling in october, agreed to give $17.45 million in back pay to faculty members. for a great - and brief - overview, see this article. title: "UW to give $17.45 million in back pay." author: christine frey.
- duane storti made this happen. it was professor storti who filed the lawsuit and hired the law firm. storti is a professor of engineering.
- the decision upholds the idea that once a merit increase is promised it has to be paid.
- the day before the decision, mark emmert, president of UW, received a 5.11% pay raise - retroactive to september. emmert now brings home $494,000 a year, making him the #8 highest-paid president of a major public research institution.