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Shelly Le April 26, 2012

64 Average percentage of first-year Caucasian students who applied to Whitman from 2007-2011. 73.1 Average percentage of total first-year Caucasian students who were admitted to Whitman from 2007-2011. 10.7 Percentage...

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Shelly Le March 11, 2012

6,776 Number of people in Franklin County, Ohio who turned up to vote in the Republican Primaries in 2008. 2,712 Number of people in Franklin County, Ohio who turned up to vote in the Republican Primaries...

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Karah Kemmerly February 16, 2012

50 million Number of uninsured people in the United States in 2011 20 Percentage of those uninsured in the United States who are undocumented immigrants 32 Percentage of undocumented adults...

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Shelly Le December 1, 2011

55 Percentage of Americans who use the internet everyday. 60 Average number of hours Americans spend online per month. 22 Percentage of worldwide internet users who engage in social networking. 2,646 Number...

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Shelly Le November 17, 2011

25 Percentage of the population that lives in developing countries that face water shortages because of a lack of infrastructure to fetch water from rivers and aquifers. 10 Percentage of the global...

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Karah Kemmerly November 3, 2011

13,000 Approximate number of service members discharged under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. $200 million Cost of training replacements for these discharged members. 65,000 Estimated...

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Shelly Le October 27, 2011

17 Percentage of children and adolescents aged two to 19 years-old in the United States who are obese. 17 million Number of children in the United States who live in households struggling to put...

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Shelly Le September 29, 2011

$135,000 Median amount of debt with which the average student attending private medical school graduates. $1,761 Monthly payment on a debt of $150,000 at the end of a medical student's residency...

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Shelly Le September 15, 2011

3,654 Days since the September 11th attacks 2,975 Total death toll of the World Trade Center, Pentagon and western Pennsylvania field attacks 20  Percent of Americans knew someone hurt or killed...

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Rachel Alexander May 5, 2011

79 Number of American commandos involved in the operation which killed Osama bin Laden 3,440 Average number of tweets per second on Twitter between 10:45 p.m. EST and 12:30 a.m. EST on the night...

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Rachel Alexander April 28, 2011

1972 Year when Title IX was passed, prohibiting sex discrimination in educational institutions receiving federal funding 48 Number of NCAA Division I schools who double or triple-count woman athletes...

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Rachel Alexander April 21, 2011

$1,218,567 Total amount of federal need-based grants awarded to Whitman students for the 2010-11 school year $994,000,000 Total amount allocated in the 2011 budget for higher education student...

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