Education: Not $1 Million, But Not Bad

Not $1 Million, But Not Bad

Richard Berendzen won't be getting his $1 million severance package from American University after all. But everything considered, he can hardly gripe. Berendzen resigned as president of the Washington institution last April after making repeated obscene telephone calls from his office to a woman in Virginia. Last week, following a campus-wide uproar over their largesse, the trustees struck a more modest deal: Berendzen will be retained as a tenured senior physics professor at a salary "appropriate to his faculty rank," somewhere around $70,000 a year, and will begin teaching in the spring of 1992.

The original $1 million offer had prompted...

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