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PORTER ’02 USES BIG DATA TO ADVISE POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS

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Dan Porter ’02 knows how you’re going to vote next November. If that’s a shock, then welcome to the world of big data. Google knows what ads to give you, Netflix knows what shows you like to watch, and your credit card company likely knows more about your buying habits than you do. A wealth…

WESLEYAN RESPONDS TO SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS

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Last fall President Roth took what some thought was a risk. Appalled by the Syrian refugee crisis, he issued a challenge to the Wesleyan community, asking what can we do? How would people respond? Would they say that’s not Wesleyan’s business? Ask why this crisis and not another? Demand more of Wesleyan than it could…

PUTTING LIBERAL EDUCATION TO WORK

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It’s nearing 5:30 p.m. on a mild Friday evening in late January, but weekend relaxation is not on the minds of a group of about 20 Wesleyan students. For the past 90 minutes they’ve been listening intently to a presentation by a panel of Deloitte employees and peppering them with questions. Stephen Thompson ’95, a…

A CENTURY UNDER CONNECTICUT SKIES

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For two years, beginning in the summer of 1914, a rather strange looking structure took shape atop the crest of Foss Hill, highest point on the Wesleyan campus. Silhouetted against sunset skies that smoldered over the rolling farmland west of the university’s campus, it was a squat brownstone building whose large, dome-capped “silo,” appended to…