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Gerrymandering and math in the era of state reform

Editor’s note: Hope Johnson is a data scientist at the Princeton Gerrymandering Project, where she is on a team developing OpenPrecincts, a database of precinct and electoral data to help citizens participate fully in redistricting. Hope graduated from Macalester College … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court has decided on gerrymandering, what does it mean for the math & stats community?

What is going on with the Supreme Court vis-à-vis gerrymandering? The Supreme Court justices are busy finishing up their current term and the past weeks have seen decisions handed down on gerrymandering cases. To get you up to speed, the court … Continue reading

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The AMS & Gerrymandering

The 2018 Joint Mathematics Meetings were fantastic. One of my favorite talks was — surprise, surprise — the fabulous Saturday afternoon MAA-AMS-SIAM Gerald and Judith Porter Public Lecture, given by Tufts University professor Moon Duchin on Political Geometry: Voting Districts, … Continue reading

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Science Policy at the AMS

  I feel confident that your first question is “how can I get involved in the policy work and advocacy in support of mathematicians and our students?” It is a good time for volunteering. You can volunteer for any one of … Continue reading

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Update on the Census, Reapportionment, and Redistricting

  The first official Census took place in 1790 and was conducted under Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson; it was taken by U.S. marshals on horseback and counted approximately 3.6 million inhabitants. The original legal purpose of the Census was … Continue reading

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The AMS and Science Policy

  How can you get involved? You can volunteer for any one of the five policy committees, or for one of the many other committees of the AMS. You can engage specifically in science policy work by either volunteering for the … Continue reading

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Meet the AMS Committee on Science Policy

The AMS has five “policy” committees, which were established in 1993 to correspond to the five major areas in which the mission of the AMS is concentrated: Education, Meetings and Conferences, the Profession, Publications, and Science Policy. Each policy committee … Continue reading

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Why care about the American Association for the Advancement of Science as an early-career mathematician?

Editor’s note: Guest columnist Luis Sordo Vieira is a PhD mathematician and Postdoctoral Associate at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, a SIAM Science Policy Fellow, and a member of AMS, SIAM, SMB, AACR, and AAAS. I had the pleasure of … Continue reading

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The election outcome and what it means for mathematicians

  This post contains three parts: a long section on the newly elected members of Congress and the potential committee shake-ups that will affect the NSF and other science agencies; a shorter section on redistricting legislation that passed on November … Continue reading

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Voting Rights Data Institute for Students

  Editor’s Notes: (1) Democracy counts on voters voting; please vote on November 6! (2) This post is written by three undergraduates who spent much of their summer working on gerrymandering. I invited them to share their experiences applying their … Continue reading

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