“I just wanted an answer,” Estes said. “I just wanted it to be over.”
The minimum wage for more than 800 University-contracted, full-time employees will be raised to $15 an hour starting Jan.1.
The gift comes from David and Jane Walentas of New York. David Walentas is a graduate of the College and Darden school in the class of 1961 and 1964 respectively.
The fundraising campaign publicly launched this weekend with a schedule of events open to the public.
"This process is better than outside recommendation letters," according to an email Jenkins sent. "I can ask the student for an interview, but more importantly we should put her on our watch list," he said in another.
The changes will go into effect with the start of the 2019 season as Virginia plays William and Mary at home Sept. 6.
Brennan talked about her career as a journalist and her experiences prominently covering the White House and hosting a broadcast news program during the Trump administration.