Free Advice to the BGSU Board of Trustees, on the Occasion of Its Awarding an Enormous Raise to One, and Only One, University Employee

Dear BGSU Board of Trustees,

Pres. Rogers leaving Board of Trustees meeting (Artist’s rendering)

The BGSU community was gratified to learn of your recognizing the entire University’s accomplishments by your recent spontaneous awarding of a raise to Pres. Rogers.

I write to add to your list of Pres. Rogers’ own accomplishments, to list some of the accomplishments of the rest of BGSU’s employees, and to provide you guidance in rewarding the rest of BGSU’s employees for the communal job well done.

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BGSU Leaders, Uniquely Brilliant or [Fill in the Blank]?

This week, BGSU’s leaders re-doubled their commitment to opening the campus physically this fall, rather than going online. This decision runs counter to historical and prevailing evidence concerning universities’ experience with public health in general and COVID-19 specifically. But maybe, somehow, BGSU’s leadership is uniquely brilliant, and thus has solved the problems other institutions’ leaders have not. Fill in the blanks below with your evaluation of BGSU leadership’s decision-making.

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