10–12 weeklong blood drives are put on each year by BYU. Another 40–60 drives are held by Provo young single adult stakes.
7.5 percent of the blood donated in the state of Utah to Mountain Star Blood Services came from BYU in 2010; 6.2 percent to the Red Cross came from BYU.
1 unit of blood can save up to three lives; BYU blood donations could save up to 21,500 lives per year.
Off to Cambridge
6 universities traditionally participate in Cambridge’s Pembroke–King’s Summer Programme: Harvard, Yale, Penn, Brown, University of California (including Los Angeles and Berkeley), and BYU.
5 spots were initially open to BYU applicants when the program began in 2006; BYU’s applicants were so impressive that Cambridge allowed 14 from BYU to participate that year.
36 BYU students were accepted to the Cambridge program in summer 2011, the same as Yale.
685 East University Parkway is the new address of Campus Floral, moving out of the Wilkinson Student Center basement after 30 years.
$7.99 is the price of the most-sold arrangement, Message in a Bottle, which comes with a Gerbera daisy.
10–20 engagements per year are assisted by Campus Floral, although “we’d like to think [we help] a lot in one form or another, even if it’s just the first date,” says manager Michelle A. Virtue (BS ’99).