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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 of degree-seeking Whitman students who are first-generation in 2012....

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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 last Tuesday. 56 Percentage of all Republican delegates presidential candidate Mitt Romney has a...

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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 in Los Angeles County who have never had a check-up, according to one study 17 Percentage of undo...

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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 of online sites the average internet user visits in a month. 0 Number o...

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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 population that consumes foods irrigated by waste water that can contain chemicals or disease-...

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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 number of military personnel who aren't heterosexual. 50,000 Number of male veterans screened positive for "military sexual trauma" at ...

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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 food on the table. 40 million Number of people who received food stamps in the summer of 2...

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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 at an interest rate of 2.8 percent. 80 The average hours a resident works in a week. $186,...

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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 in the attacks 422,000  Estimated number of New Yorkers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder as a resul...

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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 bin Laden's death was announced 42 Number of articles and opinion columns about bin Laden's...

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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 to comply with Title IX 71 Number of woman athletes listed on South Florida University's cross...

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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 aid 9 million Number of Americans receiving Pell Grants per year $5,550 Maximum Pell Grant...

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