Skip to main content

U President on the defensive about salaries

  • Author:
  • Updated:

The University of Minnesota is defending itself against allegations of wasteful spending.  WCCO reports that a recent Wall Street Journal investigation reviewed growing overhead at the U. and said that the university failed to hold down staff and administrative salaries as tuition costs went up. The report said hundreds of administrators are making six-figure salaries. University president Eric Kaler says the Journal over-counted the number of administrators and salaries.

The issue comes up as the legislature considers the U’s request for $1 billion in funding.

Meanwhile, the University will hire an outside consultant to review its administrative structure and costs. The Pioneer Press reports that news comes a few days after U President Eric Kaler received a letter from DFL legislators calling for the review. In a briefing on legislative priorities, Kaler said he wants to freeze fees and tuition for Minnesota undergraduates.

Next Up

Police tape

3 arrested after homicide, burglary in Inver Grove Heights

Charges of first-degree murder and first-degree burglary are pending.

fire, firefighter

Woman dies after becoming trapped in Waseca house fire

Police tried to enter the home but heavy smoke prevented them from getting inside.


1 dead, 2 with life-threatening injuries in Minnesota crash

The crash happened just after 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Image (1)

School bus carrying students plunges into river southwest of Fargo

None of the kids suffered life-threatening injuries, though some were taken to area hospitals.

Richfield High School

Richfield High School cancels weekend events after shooting

Two men were shot outside the school's football stadium

Screen Shot 2022-09-23 at 10.21.38 PM

Sound of shots, mass panic at Richfield football game streamed live on YouTube

Gunfire caused panic at a varsity football game Friday night.

J. Gordon

K-9 search leads to $36K fentanyl seizure during traffic stop

A traffic stop was made after the vehicle was seen speeding through the area.

Screen Shot 2022-09-23 at 5.20.08 PM

Gov. Walz reacts to Tuesday death of Mankato West student

The governor is a former geography teacher at the high school.

court room

Teen pleads guilty to Minneapolis carjacking, admits to others

The man was yanked out of the vehicle by witnesses before fleeing the scene.

Federal court house

Three plead guilty to roles in murder on Red Lake Reservation

The 2019 murder left another person seriously injured.