General Facts about the year you entered the "real world" in 2007:
Average Cost of new house $313,600.00
Average Income per year $50,823.00
Average monthly rent: $739
Cost of a gallon of Gas $3.38
Loaf of bread: $2.90
A student on Virginia Tech Campus goes on a killing spree on 16th April leaving over 30 students dead
An earthquake measuring 8.0 strikes the central coastal area of Peru leaving 500 dead
Nancy Pelosi is elected as the first female Speaker of the US Congress
Apple Introduces The iPhone and New Itouch with built in Wi-Fi and touch screen
The Final Harry Potter book is published Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
William & Mary historical events from when you were a student:
2003- Hurricane Isabel shut down the campus for 10 days. Hundreds of trees were downed on campus, standing pools of water made walking more like wading and tangles of wire snagged the feet of the unwary. The Virginia Institute of Marine Science lost two piers and several small buildings during the storm-all of its boats, however, survived.
2004- Jon Stewart, a member of the Class of 1984 and host and executive producer of Comedy Central's wry newscast "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart", returned to his alma mater with some serious advice for the 2004 graduates of William and Mary. Roughly 13,000 people packed William and Mary Hall to see Stewart receive an honorary doctor of arts degree during Commencement ceremonies.
2004-President Timothy J. Sullivan announced that he would resign the presidency of the College of William and Mary on June 30, 2005. Rector Susan Aheron Magill praised Sullivan for transforming William and Mary from a "strong Virginia college into a world-class university."
2005-Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is named the 23rd Chancellor of the College. Justice O'Connor succeeds former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in the post.
2006-Michael K. Powell, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and a member of the Class of 1985, is elected Rector of the College of William and Mary. Powell is the first African American to serve in the post in the College's history.
2006-Archbishop Desmond Tutu delivers the 2006 commencement address at the College.
2007-More than 6,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the public gathered at the College of William and Mary's Wren Yard to welcome Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth on her visit to Virginia. The visit marks 50 years since Her Majesty last came to the College.
2007-U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, a member of the Class of 1965, delivers the 2007 commencement address at the College.