A modest salary by UC standards. Check it out. Compensation is a matter of public record (transparentcalifornia.com). The big bucks go to our (well, not my) athletic department for leading UC's athletes to the glory that makes California a world leader in… oh forget it. The salary thing makes me so snarky I can't stand me. I'm a college professor and all I ask is that the trash cans get emptied and that's asking too much. The weight of administration isn't just the money they shovel off, it's the counterproductive administration they pile on. It's the weekend before finals and I can't get upset over this. I'm going back to reading about terrorism or curing rare diseases, something that isn't likely to touch my life. — December 13, 2015 10:01 a.m.