The minimum wage increase will take place three years before the state’s $15 minimum wage standard.
Terp Thon hosts an annual 12 hour dance marathon to raise money for children and families of the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C.
The university president also provided an update on diversity and inclusion initiative TerrapinStrong.
The new building — a project that has been in the works for 20 years — includes spaces for the city and the university.
To alleviate egregious pay gaps among workers, institutions must listen to their workers and pay them livable wages.
The plan is expected to be finalized in March.
The university president emphasized the need for affordable graduate student housing.
Varshney succeeds Dr. Laurie Locascio, who was recently nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as the director of NIST.
The visit came on the eve of the Senate’s vote on the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill.
The state-of-the-art facility will pay homage to Billy Jones and Darryl Hill.