Petraeus accepts $1 salary at CUNY after backlash
- Former CIA director and retired four-star general David Petraeus is taking a pay cut, accepting a $1 salary for his visiting professorship at the City University of New York's Macaulay Honors College.
- Reports of Petraeus' initial salary of $200,000 to teach a single seminar at the college in the next academic year were met with criticism and outrage, as the average full-time faculty member's salary is just below $90,000.
- According to attorney Robert Barnett, Petraeus—who has a doctorate from Princeton and begins his CUNY professorship on Aug. 1—proposed the salary cut himself "to remove money as a point of controversy."
From the article:
... "The general never was taking on this teaching assignment for the money," said the attorney, Robert Barnett. "Once controversy arose about the amount he was being paid, he decided it was much more important to keep the focus on the students, on the school and on the teaching and not have it be about the money." ...
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