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Prof Protests Big Salaries Of University President

Mon., Sept. 25, 1995

An Ohio State University professor has donated $1,000 of his salary each of the past four years to protest other educators’ big paychecks.

This year, William Eldridge’s donation is going to Gene Goudy, a 61-year-old janitor who makes $14,000 a year.

“I’m redistributing it to a janitor to illustrate how difficult it is for these people to make a living,” said Eldridge, a sociology professor who earns $46,392 after his voluntary reduction.

Eldridge was angered this year by a 31 percent pay raise that OSU President Gordon Gee received from university trustees. Gee now makes $220,000.

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