UMN general counsel Rotenberg leaving for Johns Hopkins


University of Minnesota General Counsel Mark Rotenberg is leaving the U for a similar position at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MinnPost reports.

Sure, that’s insidery stuff, but writer Eric Black mentions why Rotenberg was worth watching:

Rotenberg has been in the middle of some of the most important controversies that the U has faced during his long tenure, often acting as the public face of the institution, especially when the controversies had legal implications. A lot of those involved the Athletic Department, when it has been caught up in scandals or has hired and fired big-name coaches.

Black also refers to former Gov. Arne Carlson’s criticism of Rotenberg’s $295,000 annual paycheck.

Read the full piece here.