Obama's Call to Raise Minimum Wage Resonates on Campuses

Moments after President Obama called on businesses to raise their employees’ wages during his State of the Union address on Tuesday, he won his first convert in higher education. David Rowe, president of Centenary College of Louisiana, decided to heed the president’s call and increase the minimum wage for all university employees to $10.10 an hour, effective immediately.

"It dawned on me that not only was I a father, but I was also an employer," said Mr. Rowe on Thursday.