NEWS BRIEFS: Michigan St. Faculty Circulate Petition…Again…This Time About Over-the-Top Compensation Package for Dismissed Administrator

Faculty voice exercised about the outrageous contract executed by the Engler administration and MSU Board: “MSU will pay former top lawyer Bob Young $990,402 not to work for them” (Detroit News, Feb. 8)

Dear Colleagues,

I have been having discussions with a number of people across campus about the large payout the former general counsel to MSU, Robert Young, will receive. Please see the link at the bottom of this page for an article in the Lansing State Journal.

Please consider signing a letter to Justice Young recommending that he decline the full payout. The letter will be sent to Justice Young, the Board of Trustees, and MSU administrators next week. Please sign the letter by Monday, Feb. 11 at noon if you intend to do so.

Also, please consider forwarding this email to your MSU faculty colleagues in other units. Thank you.


Catherine Lindell

Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, and Center for Global Change and Earth Observations

Michigan State University

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