October 17, 2010
Here's Your Diploma. Now Here's Your Mop.
Eastern Michigan University gave Sam Fanning a degree in network and information-technology administration last December. A month later, after he couldn't find work, it gave him a job as a custodian in the student center.
Mr. Fanning feels fortunate to be working in a unionized job with benefits. As he toils to make monthly $500 payments on his student loan, he is able to chuckle about his situation. But it isn't the future he envisioned for himself.