Notable numbers

February 28, 2014 

Notable numbers

Statistics from the past week that deserve a doubletake

$990 The hourly rate that a veteran lawyer will charge to investigate the UNC-CH academic-athletic scandal

$1 million The tab already accumulated by other investigations of UNC-CH

$500,000 What the university has spent on outside public relations work related to the scandal

59 The percentage increase in ADHD diagnoses for kids within 200 percent of the federal poverty level after school accountability legislation passed

10 The percentage increase in ADHD diagnoses in middle- and high-income children during the same period

23 The percentage drop in the obesity rate among American 2- to 5-year-olds in the past decade

6.5 The number of feet of snow that have fallen in Detroit this winter, the harshest since 1950

6,775 The number of U.S. service members who had died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars as of Jan. 10

1 in 50 The number of applications for pardon or commutation that President Obama has granted while in office

1 in 3 The number of applications President Reagan granted

8 The number of drug offenders whose sentences Obama commuted last year

8,000 The number of federal convicts serving time under outdated crack laws

78 The percentage of U.S. college faculty members who were tenured or in tenure-track jobs in 1969

34 The percentage of faculty who were tenured or in tenure-track jobs in 2009; adjuncts have become the majority

2.9 The percentage decrease in the income of the bottom 99 percent of North Carolina households between 2009 and 2011

6.2 The percentage growth in income of the wealthiest 1 percent over the same period

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