OPINION

By the numbers

The managing board’s occasional survey of notable numerals

1: Number of candidates running for Student Council president

5: Number of candidates running for Student Council vice president for administration

2: Number of times a week The Cavalier Daily will publish print issues starting in August

1: The University’s ranking on The Princeton Reviews’s list of best-value public institutions

6: Number of courses the University is offering through Coursera this spring

74-58: Final score of Virginia men’s basketball’s Jan. 24 victory against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.

55: Number of University undergraduate alumni currently serving with the Peace Corps

1256: The street number of a Wertland Street residence that was the site of a house fire last month

1,200: The seating capacity of the renovated Newcomb Dining Hall

7: Number of working groups on the University’s strategic planning effort

63-33: House of Delegates vote confirming University Rector Helen Dragas’ reappointment to the Board of Visitors

2,409: Number of signatures on a change.org petition protesting Dragas’ reappointment

4: The rating, out of 10, Kurt from Love Connection gave his date

2: Number of University students put on life support during fraternity and sorority rush

6: Number of sober fraternity brothers required at rush events, as mandated by the Inter-Fraternity Council in late January

0.3: The percent by which university endowments nationwide declined in 2011-12

0.6: The percent by which the University’s own endowment increased during that same period

5.43 billion: Number of dollars the University has in its endowment

1: The number of University students diagnosed with bacterial meningitis


Published February 7, 2013 in Opinion







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