A poster of the Graduate Students Employee Union in Mudd claims “According to the Living Wage Project at Penn State University, the minimum living wage for a single person’s very basic budget in New York City is $21,272.”

A visit to the poster’s cited Living Wage Calculator reveals the living wage estimate for a single adult in New York City, NY to be $16,050 before taxes.

The Bwog hopes graduate students put a little more care into grading our papers (and writing their theses).