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Volume 95, Issue 6
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By the Numbers

Pomp and circumstances

Number of convocations Chicago has held since its founding: 473

College students who were graduated in June 2003: 913

In June 1973: 299

Percentage who were graduated with general honors in June 2003: 65%

In June 1973: 46%

Mentions of Plato by College convocation speakers: 6

Mentions of “fun”: 0

Pints of strawberries served at the post-convocation reception: 480

Disposable raincoats ordered when Spring convocation moved from Rockefeller to Harper Quad in 1998: 24,000

Number of raincoats used to date: 0

Cost of buying a baccalaureate cap and gown at the University bookstore: $30

Cost of renting a doctoral robe at the University bookstore: $45


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