SLU President, Rev. Lawrence Biondi, has delivered pay raises to his faculty. That's good news - if you aren't one of his critics. According to the Chronicle of Higher Ed, 25 Arts and Sciences faculty members discovered that the merit raise recommended by their chairs and dean had been sliced. And of those, according the Chronicle, 16 were outspoken oubjectors to the managment of Father Biondi. Nice quotes in the article too:
The chances that those 16 names appeared on the list by coincidence, the professors say, are "less likely than winning the Powerball lottery two weeks in a row."
"You don't have to be Sherlock Holmes to see this," said the Rev. Theodore R. Vitali, chairman of the university's philosophy department. "There's a direct correlation between the people who were outspoken publicly against Father Biondi and the people who had their raises reduced."
The University is said to have responded that if Sherlock Holmes had played Powerball, he might well have won two weeks in a row.