What happened with Affleck-Graves’ money?
Letter to the Editor | Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Last week my spouse received a letter from an associate provost congratulating him on being named a recipient of the Edmund P. Joyce C.S.C., Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching. $1,500 would accompany the award. The letter concluded with an offer of help in facilitating donation of the money to a charity, if my spouse so chose. (OXFAM America and our parish on the southeast side of South Bend would welcome the assistance.)
I mention this after reading the report in The Observer (“Affleck-Graves on loan company board,” April 16) of Executive Vice President John Affleck-Graves’ $59,000 bonanza: compensation for “eight months as a director for Student Loan Corpor-ation, a lender affiliated with Notre Dame’s preferred lender, Citigroup.” I wonder if University President Father John Jenkins, with whom Affleck-Graves is said to have discussed the ethics of the appointment, was minded to offer the University’s help to disburse the reward to charity – or possibly a scholarship fund for indigent students?
Surely Comrade Affleck-Graves did not need the money? Given his position in the Party’s apparatus, his remuneration must rank with the very highest on campus.
Class of 1976
South Bend, Ind.