Issues of Tuition and Living Wage Converge

walletGovernor Bob McDonnell issued a letter earlier this month urging college presidents and boards to hold the line on in-state tuition – a plea repeated Thursday by the University of Virginia’s Rector Helen Dragas, but the board of visitors voted 14 to 2 to increase tuition and fees by 3.8%  or about $450 for in-staters and 4.8% — just over $1,800 for students from other states.  The board approved even bigger tuition and fee hikes for students in the law, business, engineering and medical schools.  The meeting was disrupted twice by students demanding a living wage for housekeepers, cooks, maintenance workers and other staff, as Sandy Hausman reports.

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