Tents dwindle at Madison Hall
A day after 17 student squatters were released after spending the weekend in jail, UVA's top administrator has evicted the tent city erected on the lawn outside the office of the president. A notice from chief operating officer Leonard Sandridge gave tents and sleeping bags until 10am to be off the lawn of Madison Hall. As of 9am today, when the Hook snapped this photo, the tents had dwindled from a high of over 20 to just seven still standing.
The students are part of the "Living Wage Campaign," an effort urging UVA to make $10.72 the lowest wage for its workers. The administration has claimed that state law and market economics make that idea untenable.#