Analyzing the Ultimate Halloween Candy Power Ranking

Like everything else in 2020, this Halloween will be different from any other year.  That doesn’t have to be a negative thing, though.  Fewer trick-or-treaters means you get to keep more of the candy bowl to yourself.  I am celebrating early this year with an analysis of FiveThirtyEight’s Ultimate Halloween Continue reading Analyzing the Ultimate Halloween Candy Power Ranking

Alumni in Action: Greg McElveen ’19 & Garrett Pedersen ’19

On the second day of their MSA Class of 2019 Orientation, we interviewed Greg McElveen and Garrett Pedersen. Their class had just completed the Gallup CliftonStrengths assessment, one of several tools the Institute uses to help students better understand the unique talents they bring to their teams and their work. Continue reading Alumni in Action: Greg McElveen ’19 & Garrett Pedersen ’19

Diverse Disciplines: Abigail McCauley ’19

The Institute’s admissions team regularly receives inquiries from prospective students along the lines of: “I’m interested in the MSA program, but I’m a ________ major. Do I even have a chance of being admitted?” One can fill in that blank with any number of disciplines — psychology, chemistry, political science Continue reading Diverse Disciplines: Abigail McCauley ’19

Analytics in the Arts: An Interview with Danielle Suh

“…data exists in a specific context and there are so many other factors involved, so a large part of what we do is making sure that all of those things are accounted for. Especially because we’re talking about an art form, it’s not just a sterile “this is what the Continue reading Analytics in the Arts: An Interview with Danielle Suh

Intramural Softball Winners 2019

Proc Home; Run; The MSA intramural sports teams were able to claim another championship with the softball team, Proc Home; Run;, completing a perfect season and winning the league pennant. The road to victory was not smooth sailing for the team, as they had to face the only other undefeated Continue reading Intramural Softball Winners 2019