Consider this post an early celebration of Ithaca’s Bike to Work Day, May 16th. there will be 10 locations around the city, including 2 on Cornell’s campus, offering free breakfast for those who show up on a bike!
- 30: bikes available to ride around campus, for free, via Big Red Bikes
- $700: cost of each bike + accessories
- $13,500: money given to Big Red Bikes from student activity fee
- 2: years in the planning for Big Red Bikes
- 100: % of TCAT public buses with bike racks
- 17,000: bikes that TCAT buses carry per year
- 9: bike officers in Cornell University Police
- 5,000: estimated number of bikes that roll around campus every day (vs. 30K pedestrians and 10K cars)
Of the 30, 815 alumni* and parents who attended at least one Cornell event in FY 12 or FY 13 to date:
- 61% of them attended just 1 event
- 20% attended 2
- 8% attended 3
- 4% attended 4
- 2% attended 5
- 1% attended 7 or 8
- 2% went to 9+
- 22 of our alumni went to 25 or more events!
- 52% of them also gave or paid dues in FY 12 or FY 13
*includes alumni non-degreed, but not staff who are also alumni
Let’s focus on something positive to end this week… like our Hotel School, which is consistently ranked the best in the world nearly any way you slice it.
- # of mailable, living alumni: 10,100
- % engaged as of today (donors, volunteers, and/or event attendees): 36 (Cornell overall is 30%)
- # regional alumni chapters: 60
- # of students: 800 undergrad + 60 graduate, representing 30 countries
- # of people enrolled in executive education: 1,700, representing 90 countries
- # of full-time faculty members: 60
- # of industry leaders who visit campus to interact with students: 250/year
- Average base salary for 2011 BS graduates: $49K
- # of hours of paid or unpaid work required in the industry to get a BS: 800
- # of Facebook Likes for SHA’s page: 4,568 (as of 4/19/2013 at 1:35 p.m. EST)
- # of other Ivy Leagues that offer hospitality management: 0
- # years in business: 91 (founded in 1922)
As the Class of 2017′s 6,062 accepted students mull their options, I thought it’d be interesting to point out the financial differences of people with various levels of education.
This chart is from the US Census and shows the average annual income by highest level of educational attainment (2009):
|Some high school||$14,460||$17,532||$11,388|
|High school graduate||$23,520||$29,148||$18,144|
In related news, President David Skorton wrote a blog post on cnn.com this week called Students, find the “best value” college for you
- 112: Years the tradition has been alive
- 934: Likes for the Dragon Day 2013 Facebook page
- 53: first-year architecture students who participated (100%)
- 1: student riding an upside bike in the Harlem Shake Cornell Dragon Style
- 0: number of Dragon Day 2013 official t-shirts left on the official web site
- 50: hotels that donated bedsheets, which form the dragon’s skin
- 100-120: length, in feet, of this year’s dragon; 120″ is the unofficial record (1998)
- 2: years that students built dragons on top of cars and drove them through the parade (1964 & 1976)
- 161: number of steps in the tower
- 3: times/day the chimes are played during the semester (7:45-8:00 a.m., 1:10-1:25 p.m., 6:00-6:15 p.m.)
- 21: #of bells in the chime
- 549: number of notes in the traditional song “Cornell Changes,” a.k.a the
Jennie McGraw Rag,” written in honor of the donor of the original bells
- 10: # of Chimesmasters at any given time
- 10: weeks students must spend in competition to become a Chimesmaster
- 6: named levels of recognition available to chimes donors (Tower Club, Belfry Level, Clock Face Level, Pendulum Level, Practice Stand Level, Friend of the Chimes)
- 90: $$ for a 15-minute personalized chimes concert.
19th: Rank of Ithaca in the US of patents granted per capita from 2007-2011
73: Number of patents granted to Cornell University in 2011, with biotechnology being the biggest field.
158: Number of patents granted to Cornell in 2012; 89 in the US and 69 internationally
$9.7MM: 2012 revenue of CCTEC (Cornell Center for Technology Enterprise and Commercialization), which oversees patenting and research commercialization for the university.
Companies that were granted Ithaca-based patents in 2011 because of collaboration among faculty members, inventors, grad students or commuting employees:
- Microsoft: 7
- Corning, Inc.: 16
- IBM: 9
- Achronix Semiconductors Corp: 6
Now, how about some inventive ways of performing snow removal?
It’s mid-way through the fiscal year…let’s see how we’re doing with alumni engagement. The Alumni Engagement Index is defined thusly:
(Event attendees + Volunteers + Donors/Duespayers) / Number of mailable, living alumni and non-degreed
These are unique, meaning that if you attend 13 events, volunteer for 4 organizations and give 6 times, you still only count once. For more information on AEI, read this 2-pager.
Last year our total AEI was 30%. This year so far we’re at 25%.
Here’s how it breaks down by college:
|College||Mailable Living Total||# Engaged||College AEI|
|Arts & Sciences||56,376||16,105||29%|
aka “new alumni”:
Cornell has had 15 Provosts since 1931, when the office was created by the Board of Trustees.
Currently, 22 Vice Provosts and College and Unit Deans report into Provost W.K. (Kent) Fuchs.
The longest-serving Provost is also the only female: Carolyn “Biddy” Martin, who served for 8 years.
5 had degrees from Cornell and all but the first 2 had doctorate degrees.
p.s. What does a Provost do? Find out here: cornell.edu/provost/index.cfmkeep looking »