Transformation and alleged toxicity

The latest Chronicle of Higher Education article about RPI president Shirley Ann Jackson includes a bunch of anonymous stories about an alleged toxic culture within the institute's administration. The key part for the wider community is probably the argument that as RPI has faced rising debt -- and lowered debt ratings -- the alleged turmoil is hindering the institute's ability to raise money, especially from alumni, to support itself. [Chronicle of Higher Education]

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It is widely known that working at RPI can be very tough, and the toxic culture is well known around the higher education community. You only have to look at the large amount of vacancies in their fundraising office (and around the institution in general) to know that they have trouble finding staff. Pay is pretty good, but that only goes so far if you hate going into work everyday.

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