Ohio Northern lowers tuition; New England dean lowers his salary

It was a GOOD week for…

Going to private school, after Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Pettit College of Law announced a 20 to 25 percent reduction in its tuition rates for the 2014-2015 academic year. Previously tuition cost more than $33,000. Tuition will decrease by nearly $9,000 for law students, bringing the cost down to $24,800. The law school said that while its tuition costs will decrease, all other aspects of the law school will remain the same. Both future and current students will enjoy the tuition reduction.

It was a BAD week for…

Getting a raise, after New England Law | Boston’s Dean John O’Brien agreed to more than a 25 percent pay cut this year. O’Brien has received national attention for his previously hefty salary of $867,000. After the pay cut, he will receive about $650,000 in wages. Additionally, the law school is preparing to offer buyouts to as many as 20 faculty members as the school tightens its budget. The buyouts would go into effect for the 2014 academic year. Up to 20 members of the faculty qualify for the buyouts. The law school has also reduced its administrative staff by seven positions. Patrick Collins, a spokesperson for the law school told the local buisness journal that the institution has “frozen wages and balanced the budget through non-academic belt tightening.” This academic year the law school enrolled 956 total students, compared to 1,115 students enrolled in 2006.