The 2012-2013 annual report notes that CWRU ended last year with a $8.4 million operating surplus, a figure which has been growing for the past seven years. President Barbara Snyder remarked at last Tuesday’s Undergraduate Student Government meeting that she was “proud that we [the university] finished with a surplus small and growing,” describing it as a “cushion” in case of unexpected emergencies. While the surplus is a small drop in CWRU’s $1 billion operating budget, we decided to ask anyway, what would $8.4 million buy?
938,548 Jolly Burgers
0.168 Tinkham Veale University Centers
202 semesters of tuition
21,001 iPad Airs
64,615 biology textbooks
32,307,692 packages of ramen
1,953,488 Starbucks lattes
93,333 lost dorm keys
336,000 Standard Parking tickets
153 average starting salaries
Check through The State of CWRU to follow our coverage on the most recent annual report.