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Is Prezbo’s Raise Enough?

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In response to President Bollinger’s salary increase of $700,000 over the past few years, students have created a Tumblr called “President Bollinger’s Raise” and a GoFundMe page satirically demanding a “Fair Salary for Prezbo.”

The Tumblr page gives examples of things on which Columbia could have spent its $700,000 instead of giving Prezbo a raise, such as multiple Teslas or 14 full-ride scholarships to Columbia. A caption of one of the images says, “In a way though, when President Bollinger gets a raise it’s like we all do, you know?”

The GoFundMe page takes an ironic approach: Created by a user called “Prezbos Army” (gotta love those Harry Potter references), the page says that Prezbo’s raise isn’t enough, and that it’s our responsibility to make sure our president receives the compensation he deserves. From the page:

We need to raise $347,486 to give President Bollinger the salary that he deserves and make him the highest paid university president in the world. President Zimmer of the University of Chicago, the most paid college president, earns $3,358,723 per year while Prezbo does so much more for his students and is only compensated $3,011,238. In the year since his last paycheck, Bollinger has made great changes to the university that merit no less than a $1,031,380 raise. Help us give President Bollinger a fair salary.


Image via the Fair Salary for Prezbo GoFundMe Page

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  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous lol at the one person who actually donated to the GoFundMe page. She was probably that kid who looked up when you said that “gullible” was written on the ceiling

  • therealquestionis says:

    @therealquestionis will the proceeds go directly to PrezBo? a whopping $5 raised already!

  • anonymous says:

    @anonymous $700,000 – how many faculty lines would that fund?
    How many adjuncts could get a long-overdue raise?

  • Tangled Like A Vine says:

    @Tangled Like A Vine Instead of being jealous bums, you could work hard and try to rise to his position. But no, I suppose that’s too much to ask.

    Hard work bad bad. Me no wanna work hard. We wanna point and grunt like troll.

  • Just saying says:

    @Just saying I’ve had far too many classes taught by TAs and grad students. Spend some money on expanding the number of actual experienced professors to teach lower-level classes.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous No surprise here, just another slip and fall lawyer taking your money.

    I bet he wouldn’t make it a day at Pearson Specter Litt. What a douchebag.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Looks like people on here actually life that charlatan… disgusting.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous TBF I’m pretty sure Columbia’s administration has a legion of underpaid lackeys whose only job is to scan Bwog, Spec, and all the rest for relevant articles and then posting pro-Columbia shit on them.

      Which reminds me: Hey Prezbo, if you’re reading this, could I land that sort of gig? Maybe instead of paying me you could wipe away some of that debt that’ll screw me over for the rest of my adult life.

      1. Heh says:

        @Heh Must be nice to live in a world where the only reason someone would disagree with you is because they’re paid minions or something.

        Evidence to back your theory up would be nice, but that’s probably really hard.

        Not a huge PrezBo fan myself ( I couldn’t do his job, but then again, can he?), but this thing of crying “shills!” never gets backed up. It’s maybe one step above those ‘false flag!’ clowns in terms of cred.

  • To Be Fair says:

    @To Be Fair He’s fundraised billions.

    1. To be fair says:

      @To be fair that’s his job.

      1. To be fair says:

        @To be fair He’s getting a raise because he’s good at his job…

        1. To be fair says:

          @To be fair apply an equitable, impartial sense of propriety to situations you find yourself in.

          I’m not very good at this. Sorry. Carry on.

  • Van Owen says:

    @Van Owen Dude is like 70 years old and that’s the best he could do? $3 million is bullshit money.

    1. Financial Econ major says:

      @Financial Econ major Another econ major I supposed

  • anonymous says:

    @anonymous Alma’s Army, anyone? #v118

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