As an alumnus who both makes annual contributions and solicits the same from my classmates I would expect the Administration to take a fiscally responsible position with regard to salaries and increases thereon. I have been without an increase over the last 5 years along with all my colleagues with salaries over $75,000. Yet, I am asked to both increase my annual contribution to Williams and seek the same from my classmates. This is something that I willingly undertake to do with the understanding that the faculty are facing many of the same challenges that I and my fellow alumni are confronting each day. I would be far less likely to contribute if my contribution went towards faculty salary increases rather than assisting needy students in realizing the benefits of a Williams education.
I strongly encourage the administration to be careful in their deliberations as the alumni are watching.
And EphBlog helps them watch.