The Mathematics of Ranked Choice Voting

  • Brendan Sullivan
  • October 28, 2020

Introduction: Elections are Group Decisions We have a Presidential election happening very soon and there’s a lot at stake on ballots across the country. Here in Massachusetts, in addition to electing representatives to federal, state, and local offices, we also have an opportunity to change the way we will calculate election winners in the future. […]

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The Science Behind COVID-19

This post originally appeared on Dr. Vincent Cannataro’s personal blog. Updated resources and additional links may be available there as COVID-19 progresses. I spent a large chunk of my graduate training researching and modeling novel pathogen spread, and I am currently teaching both a “Current Topics in Biological Research” class and an “Introduction of Evolutionary […]

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Mindfulness: The Practice of Living Breath by Breath

Jon Kabat-Zinn, a leader in the field of mindfulness, describes mindfulness as, “paying attention in a particular way… on purpose, nonjudgmentally, and with acceptance.” Living mindfully is simple, but not easy. Practicing mindfulness means being attentive to what is happening in this moment, without judging your experience, and without trying to change anything. Just being […]

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