Ann BasuPaycheck to paycheck: In a survey sent to Facilities employees, 22 of 29 respondents said that they struggled to make ends meet within the last year. Twelve said they work another job to supplement their Bowdoin income.
The College knows that members of Bowdoin’s house- and groundskeeping staff regularly struggle to make ends meet, as we reported this week in the Orient. In addition, the Orient has learned that workers in dining make similarly low wages.
A formal groundbreaking ceremony for the Roux Center for the Environment—a new environmental studies building to be located on the corner of College Street and Harpswell Road—will take place on May 12. The project remains on track to open in the fall of 2018.