By The Numbers (Sept. 4)
September 4, 2007
The number of hours William and Mary Students spend doing unpaid service each year, based on a 2006 survey. According to the survey, each student spends an average of 45 hours a year.
The increase in the average government department GPA from 1986 to 2005, rising from 2.85 to 3.25.
p. “These data suggest … improvement in undergraduate academic performance — though of course others could also interpret the right-hand column as a sign of grade inflation,” government professor Ronald Rapoport wrote in a government department newsletter.
p. **7.27 percent**
The proportion of internet users worldwide who visited Wikipedia.com, according to Alexa.com, a website owned by Amazon.com that ranks websites based on traffic.
p. **22 percent**
The increase in Hillary Clinton’s odds of winning the Democratic primary, according to online political prediction market Intrade.com. Clinton is now predicted to have nearly a 70 percent chance of winning the primary.