The Professor Is Famous. Is That Worth the Controversy?

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City U. of New York faculty members were outraged to learn that David Petraeus would be paid $200,000. He later agreed to work for $1 a year.
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When David H. Petraeus signed on to teach at the City University of New York this fall, it was supposed to be an opportunity for the retired four-star general to reinvent his public image by way of the classroom.

Accepting an academic post, some CUNY...

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