Two new paintings over the weekend, first with the east side showing what looks like the induction of new guides to UGS:
On the west side, inductions of another sort — to the band service fraternity:
Nearby at the Rotunda, protesters were advocating for a living wage at UVA, apparently with a hunger strike:
Funny that the student holding the “Stand up for a living wage” sign is sitting down. While I think their cause is well-meaning, it seems the President laid what I am calling the “Sullivan Smackdown” in an email to the University on this issue, which contains this passage:
The list of demands from the Living Wage Campaign urged the University to increase the minimum hiring wage for entry-level employees to $13 per hour including health benefits (see footnote below), and the faculty petition urged a minimum hiring rate of $11.44 per hour plus benefits. The actual current minimum starting pay for an entry-level employee including the average level of health benefits is $14.55 per hour, exceeding the students’ demand by $1.55 per hour.