Stats through Google Analytics
Rather than wait on word from CLA-OIT, I just set up Google Analytics to track trends on the VG site. It seems to be working. (We've had 78 visitors since last night at 6pm). However, if we want stats going back further, we'll have to check with CLA-OIT.
I set up the trend tracker through my gmail account. If anyone else wants access and control of the analytics, just send me your gmail address and I'll add you.
How I did it: I cut and pasted the code generated by Google Analytics into the footer template in the 'Main" blog on Movable Type.