A couple weeks ago I mentioned the staggering amounts of money donated to USC that enables all the construction projects, including athletic projects like the renovation of Heritage Hall, McKay Center and new swim stadium.
It also applies to teaching positions. David Petraeus, the retired four-star general and former CIA director who resigned in the wake of a sex scandal, has a teaching position at USC. It was reported yesterday he will make $200,000 to teach a course at City University of New York.
But Gawker uncovered an email he sent that mentions USC:
“The truth is that I could have had gotten more money or more prestigious places (you won’t believe what USC will pay per week) but [CUNY’s chancellor] convinced me that this was the principal place to teach.”
I’m guessing some of the minor sports coaches at USC would like to know that figure Petraeus is referring to.