I heard a story about the Internet Center for Corruption Research this morning (on NPR, I think) and I am starting to think that corruption really should be some sort of subcategory in the academic study of contemporary U.S. universities. On Monday, I listed recent examples from Illinois, but today I find even more stories from elsewhere; these involve institutionalized form of corruption but perhaps individual corruption as well.
Administrators at Harvard managed to report both a budget shortfall requiring program and a million or so in bonuses for the “two Cadillacs” crowd. (“Bonuses and Furloughs“). Other reports note the ongoing move to shift the cost of college to the individual (“Colleges Increasingly Dependent on Tuition, U.S. Study Shows“) and, on the for profit side, another lawsuit joined by the Justice Department (“For-Profits and the False Claims Act“).