"In 1979, when the minimum wage was $2.90, a hard-working student with a minimum-wage job could earn enough in one day (8.44 hours) to pay for one academic credit hour. If a standard course load for one semester consisted of maybe 12 credit hours, the semester’s tuition could be covered by just over two weeks of full-time minimum wage work—or a month of part-time work. A summer spent scooping ice cream or flipping burgers could pay for an MSU education. The cost of an MSU credit hour has multiplied since 1979. So has the federal minimum wage. But today, it takes 60 hours of minimum-wage work to pay off a single credit hour, which was priced at $428.75 for the fall semester."
New York City
Alvin Langdon Coburn, British, b. United States 1882 - 1966
Digital positive from negative, gelatin on nitrocellulose roll film
Geo Place: New York, NY, US
Gift of Alvin Langdon Coburn
Young woman holding helium-filled balloon
tintype with applied color
Image/Overall: 9.7 x 5.8 cm
Screen printed poster for Heavy Metal Magazine. Released yesterday by Mondo at San Diego Comic-Con. This Poster was commissioned to promote the future Heavy Metal film.