Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Perk Central: SUNY at Buffalo Law School Still Paying Former Pig Dean Makau Mutua His Full Salary
The News: On March 9, 2016, the Spectrum, the student newspaper at SUNY, published a Tom Dinki piece that was entitled “UB still paying former law school dean Makau Mutua full salary despite his new job.” Look at thiz excellent opening:
“Law professor Makau Mutua has been on leave from UB for nearly a year and recently took a job in Washington D.C., yet the university is still paying the former law school dean his full salary – a salary that nears $300,000.
Mutua is working as a human rights adviser for World Bank, an international financial institution that provides loans to developing countries. Such consultants in Washington, D.C., where Mutua’s Twitter account shows he spends most of his time, make an average salary of $90,000.
World Bank would not confirm if Mutua made such a salary or his exact position, but on his social media accounts he calls himself a World Bank human rights adviser.
Mutua did not respond to Spectrum email requests for an interview about this story.
According to SUNY policy, the university president has to approve outside income for a faculty member earning salary while on sabbatical. The president also can choose to lower the faculty member’s salary if that member receives outside income while on leave.
That did not occur in Mutua’s case.
UB officials say this is because Mutua is on a special kind of leave, known as Title F leave, which doesn’t require faculty members to get approval for outside earnings.
President Satish Tripathi, and all SUNY university presidents, can grant employees Title F leave with full salary, reduced salary or no salary. UB officials confirmed Mutua is being paid full salary.” [Emphasis mine]
What the hell do you expect from swine? When have these “legal scholars” ever shown integrity or common decency?! By the way, Pig Mutua is being paid – while employed elsewhere – despite MAJOR cuts to faculty. So much for belt-tightening, huh?!?!
Mutua and His Wife’s Salaries: The Empire Center provides salaries of public employees. On the left hand side of the screen, go to Subagency/Type and enter the letter S – and then select SUNY Buffalo. This is the quickest way to pull up the following information:
“Name: Mutua, Makau W.
Total Pay: $293,443
Subangency/Type: SUNY Buffalo
Title: Dintinguished Professor
Name: Mutua, Athena D.
Total Pay: $151,559
Subagency/Type: SUNY Buffalo
Title: Professor (Law)” [Emphasis mine]
As you can see, the law school pigs look after their own. After all, it is only federal student loan money they are playing with, right?!?! Plus, they are performing a “public service.” They are providing students with a “legal education” – and who can place a price tag on that “benefit”?! Some of these TTT grads might even have an extremely remote chance of becoming future human rights lawyers or advisers.
Other Coverage: On March 10, 2016, Paul Caron wrote a blog entry labeled “SUNY-Buffalo Law School, After Reducing Faculty By 50% Through Buyouts, Pays Former Dean $300k While He Works For World Bank.” Head to the Comments section for the following insights.
An anonymous poster provided this remark on March 10, 2016 6:07:46 AM:
“Golden parachutes for some, belt-tightening for others. America in 2016.”
A user with the handle “Dad of law student” wrote the following, on March 10, 2016 6:48:56 AM:
“$300K a year for doing nothing, paid for by students who will be working off their share of his one-year benefice for maybe 30 years. Who's the slave here? Who's the master? Speak!” [Emphasis mine]
Yes, these academics are so honorable! Prostitutes on the street have higher ethics and more integrity than their counterparts in law schools.
Conclusion: In the final analysis, it is ALL about the money! Do you think for one damn second that these “educators” care about YOU, the student or recent graduate?!?! As long as those federal loans clear and are in their hooves, they wouldn’t notice if you got hit by a city bus and ended up in the cemetery. It was never about “educating the next generation of lawyers,” idiot. The cockroaches who run and operate ABA-accredited law schools know that the U.S. attorney job market is GLUTTED. They are well aware of this fact. However, they have continued to admit too many students, and then pumped out an excess of law grads, because they want to be paid fat salaries for minimal “work.” YOU, lemming, were a mere mean$ to an end. Now have fun repaying $135K+ in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, on your weak-ass $41K salary.
Posted by Nando at 4:55 AM