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Big Data, Big Problems

Big Data, Big Problems

By Victor Porcelli, Staff Writer

April 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Big Data is proving to be a threat to our democracy, but it also has the power to be a force for good.

Robot Redistricting Could Be Antidote to Gerrymandering

Robot Redistricting Could Be Antidote to Gerrymandering

By Akshay Prabhushankar, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Through gerrymandering, senators and representatives are spending their time in office — positions without term limits — plotting how to preserve power for the next decade rather than actually legislating. Luckily, the technology of the 21st century means we now have the means to impartially automate the redistricting process.