Two stories in The Daily Item caught my eye recently. On the front page, Bucknell announced raising their minimum wage to $15/hour.

President Bravman is quoted “We want to reward the critical roles our staff plays in the overall success of the institution by providing them a more adequate pay rate for the valuable work they perform.”

Surely an institution as wealthy as Bucknell can afford to pay a living wage.

Also announced was the approval to rename Christy Mathewson Drive. It will now be Pascucci Drive to honor a recent donor of $40 million.

May I suggest that a more meaningful way to reward the hard-working employees would be to use some of the $40 million to pay them a decent wage and provide benefits equal to those of the faculty and administration.

Howard Woodring,


Bucknell Class of 1973

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