Students hoping for a wage increase along with Washington University’s full-time employees shouldn’t get their hopes up. As of July 1, the minimum hourly wage for full-time, permanent University employees was increased from $10 to $10.50. The amount is significantly more than Missouri’s required minimum wage of $7.
For students wondering if the price of a sandwich is 5 cents higher than it was last year—no, they’re not crazy. Student concern over high campus food prices has mounted as the prices continue to rise while portions meanwhile remain the same or decrease.
Washington University officials expressed satisfaction last week with the school’s high quality of life rankings in the Princeton Review this year, attributing the performance to student feedback and the hard work of administrators.
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