President Levin has addressed the Yale community, indicating that even deeper cuts will have to be made in the Yale budget order to confront the current economic crisis. He indicated that some of the cuts would include little or no increase in faculty and staff salaries and would require the loss of some jobs. What would have been nice to hear was a plan to cap all administrative salaries at Yale at $500,000 until the crisis is over.
This would send a message that the Yale administration is willing to make the same sacrifices asked of the rest of the Yale community.
The writer is a professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology.