Dean of Students breaks world record for most high-fives in one hour
by Erin O'Hare
On the evening of September 4, before the annual Rotunda Sing event, UVA's Dean of Students Allen Groves made an attempt to break the Guiness World Record for "Most High-Fives by an Individual in One Hour." He needed 1,740 high-fives to beat the record and students flooded the Lawn to help him out. By the end of the hour, Groves had shattered the previous record with a whopping 2,470 high-fives.
Before the hour began, the emcee explained the rules to the crowd of students gathered in front of the Rotunda steps. "Don't slap too hard," he said.
Dean Groves stepped in and took the mic. "I have the power to suspend you," he said, and the crowd erupted in laughter and applause.