UM dean profited while students faced tuition hikes

February 23, 2010

I feel sorry for students at the University of Maryland School of Law. Dean Karen Rothenberg oversaw the largest tuition increase in the school's history. Now, thanks to the legislative audit reported in The Sun, the students learned that $410,000 of that increase was used for "questionable payments" to Dean Rothenberg (" Ex-dean of UMB law is audit target," Feb. 20). That's roughly $500 from each of the school's 830 students, many of whom are struggling to make ends meet. I hope the new dean will be more considerate in how she spends students' money.

Martin H. Schreiber II, Baltimore

The writer is a member of the University of Maryland School of Law class of 1992 and a member of the school's alumni association board.

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