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Editorial: President Emeritus Gordon Gee

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Well, it was outright embarrassing when Ohio State President Gordon Gee recently insulted Catholics and Southern students with his comments about Notre Dame and the southeast conference.  And, so he and we knew it was "time for gee to go."

Well "Hang on Sloopy", because taxpayers are now learning that Gordon Gee isn't going anywhere.

He's becoming "President Emeritus", a fancy title for a sweetheart deal. He will teach a little. Fund raise a little. And travel a lot.

A five-year, $5.8 million contract that includes a $410,000 annual salary, a better pension and that generous travel budget.  Terrific. Travel the country. Have a few drinks. Tell some more bigoted jokes.  It's outrageous. The Board of Trustees should be called on the carpet by Governor Kasich.    

As for Gordon Gee... If he really loves "Ohio State" as he frequently proclaims, he ought to rip up this deal and take a salary that's more modest.

Write and let me know what you think. I'm Bill Applegate.

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