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Friday, June 12, 2009

NCSU gives Mary Easley no severance

(The Raleigh News & Observer) - Mary Easley won't be getting a fat buyout from N.C. State University, nor even the minimum severance that university policy apparently allows.

"It's zero," interim Chancellor Jim Woodward said during a news conference Thursday. "It was my decision there will be no additional pay."

Her job and pay ended Wednesday, he said.

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Anonymous Durham Herald-Sun said...

"The devastation sweeping our state's highly regarded, deeply influential land-grant university is as stunning as it is saddening.

N.C. State University, make no mistake, has been grievously wounded by the scandal spawned by its hiring, and then promotion, of Mary Easley, wife of former governor Mike Easley."

Friday, June 12, 2009 1:05:00 PM  

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