By The Numbers (March 27)

    **23.6 percent**
    The percent of The College budget that is funded by the State of Virginia. 35.5 percent comes from tuition and student fees, while government grants, donations and other sources make up the rest.

    p. **16 percent**
    Athletic spending amounts to 16 percent of all spending on academic instruction and support at the College, according to the Fiscal Year 2006-2007 Executive Summary. Academic instruction and support includes faculty salaries and department funding as well as library and IT services.

    p. **205 feet**
    The vertical drop on “Griffon,” the nearly-completed roller coaster at Busch Gardens. It will open May 25 and is being advertised as the world’s tallest dive coaster without a floor.

    p. **25 percent**
    The percentage of Americans who believe in horoscopes, according to a June 2005 Gallup poll of 1,002 adults. See The Flat Hat’s horoscopes on page 6.

    p. **118**
    The death rate, per 100,000 of fisherman and fishing workers. Fishing work is the most dangerous profession, according to a 2005 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


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