Around the industry: State university system eliminates bonuses for chancellor, campus presidents

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  • California: The Herb Alpert Foundation has donated $10.1 million to Los Angeles City College (LACC) Foundation to cover tuition and other costs for music majors. "I love that LACC has helped so many low-income students who have financial challenges but have a strong commitment to education and self-improvement," says the namesake Herb Alpert (Inside Higher Ed, 8/26). 
  • Illinois: An Illinois law aimed at reducing on-campus sexual assaults has gone into effect. Under the new law, students must be offered the option to report incidents of sexual violence anonymously and electronically. In addition, survivors of sexual assault must be provided with a written explanation of their rights and options and have access to a confidential advisor. In addition, colleges must provide annual reports regarding sexual assaults on campus to the Attorney General's office (CBS Chicago, 8/23).
  • Maryland: The University System of Maryland announced Thursday that it will no longer award bonuses to the system chancellor or campus presidents following criticism of a $75,000 bonus awarded this year to Chancellor Robert Caret. Last summer, Caret was awarded the bonus and a $30,000 raise. Caret says that while he understands the scrutiny, he believes he has earned his compensation (Wood, Baltimore Sun, 8/25).

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