Category Archives: elections

Saying Something

I said nothing to my students this week about the election outcome. I just had no idea what to say. I was (and am) a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton. I know that many of my students and colleagues were … Continue reading

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The mathematics of manipulation

As many of you may have heard, Venezuela has just been through (and may still be going through) a very close and contested presidential election. The country is evenly divided in two pieces (which president-elect Maduro described as “two halves, … Continue reading

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The mathematics of democracy

With only a few days left until the U.S. presidential elections, I thought it would be appropriate to write about some of the mathematical and teaching opportunities an event like this provides. Especially because this has such a high profile … Continue reading

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