Travel expenses: are academics on the fiddle?

UK“A few weeks ago I was puzzled why my $250 or so travelling expenses had not arrived from a ‘leading American University’ for lecture I had done in November. (It was, by the way, UCLA – but let me say that no blame lies with any of the Classics department staff for the little story I shall recount). I had submitted the e-ticket, and full confirmation that I had travelled (besides I had, after all. delivered the lecture, so I had got to LA from San Francisco somehow). There was a problem, they explained. They didn’t have full confirmation to show that I myself had bought the ticket on which I travelled, on my very own credit card. They could not reimburse me until they confirmed that I had paid for the ticket …” (more)

[Mary Beard, A don’s life, 23 April]

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