Interviewed on the KTOO television program "Currents," on Nov. 30, 1994, Marshall Lind, then chancellor of the University of Alaska Southeast, spoke of a fiscal shortfall which might necessitate reduction in the university's music faculty. He said, "We've got a $90,000 problem to deal with. If there is no other revenue coming in to offset that, very likely a position will have to be cut." Shortly thereafter, Associate Professor of Music with tenure Mel Flood was forced to resign.
Recently, University of Alaska President Hamilton offered to work for a dollar per year, should his budget request be approved by the Legislature. Instead, he later was granted a bonus of $100,000. $100,000! That's a lot of do-re-mi!
John B. d'Armand, DMA
Professor of Music, retired
University of Alaska