Post Tagged with: "data"

District of Columbia Public Schools released private information about students experiencing homelessness on the D.C. Council’s website, which is associated with Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large)

Students’ Private Information Published on DC Council Website

Washington, D.C.’s public school authority mistakenly posted the personal information of 2,000 students experiencing homelessness on a website run by the D.C. Council, where the data remained for seven months before its removal Aug. 9. Posted by District of Columbia Public Schools on Feb. 5, 2018, the information included names,[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
MOINUDDIN: The Looming Shadows of Tech Giants

MOINUDDIN: The Looming Shadows of Tech Giants

As Georgetown University students, our daily interactions with technology span a wide array of products and companies. We use Facebook to keep tabs on friends, Google’s search engine for daily questions and Microsoft’s software for productivity purposes.   Yet, even with this interaction, we need to pause and ask ourselves[Read More…]

by March 27, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Panelists included Rick Smolan, a New York Times best-selling author; Cathy O’Neil, author of The New York Times’ best seller “Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy”; Chuck Todd, NBC News political director and moderator of “Meet the Press”; and Mayra Buvinic, a member of the United Nations Foundation and senior fellow at Data2X.

Panelists Discuss Data Ethics

Data has the potential to significantly change society, Kennedy Institute of Ethics Director and Georgetown philosophy professor Maggie Little said during a panel discussion of the ethical use of information hosted in Healy Hall on Feb. 1. The event, “A Conversation in Bioethics: Data Ethics,” was hosted by The Kennedy Institute[Read More…]

by February 6, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Resources Over Restriction

Between a funding cut and a potential university-led crackdown, Georgetown Day — a time-honored campus tradition since 2000 — may be in trouble. University concerns over excessive noise and class disruption have led the celebration to be scrutinized by the faculty, who created a committee last fall dedicated to “evaluating[Read More…]

by April 7, 2017 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
DataRefuge launched an effort to save government climate research data on the fifth floor of Lauinger Library on Feb. 18.

University Hosts Federal Climate Data Rescue Event

Students, faculty, librarians and scientists gathered at Lauinger Library and the Reiss Science Building Feb. 18 and Feb. 19 to partake in datarescueDC, an attempt to preserve federal environmental data in the event that President Donald Trump’s administration deletes it. The two-day event was organized by DataRefuge, a project aiming[Read More…]

by February 23, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
The Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation, in conjunction with GU Politics, published recommendations for the new administration.

Beeck Center, McCourt Massive Data Institute Releases 100 Day Plan for Innovation

In a report published Feb. 8, the McCourt School of Public Policy’s Massive Data Institute and the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation jointly addressed innovation in policymaking and recommended a course of action for President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. This publication acts as a follow-up[Read More…]

by February 16, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
FBI Risks Product Security

FBI Risks Product Security

Apple Incorporated, the maker of most of your cell phones, recently passed a court order to provide the Federal Bureau of Investigation technical assistance in accessing data on a very special iPhone. The device, which was originally property of one of the San Bernardino shooters, is now in the possession[Read More…]

by February 26, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top

Participate for Progress

Georgetown University recently released its first ever Sexual Assault and Misconduct Climate Survey on Jan. 14. Two working groups, the Sexual Assault Working Group and the Climate Survey Working Group, collaborated to identify the proper first steps to take towards reaching the ultimate goal of eradicating sexual assault on Georgetown’s[Read More…]

by January 22, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
CORREIA: Congress Subject to Groupthink

CORREIA: Congress Subject to Groupthink

“President Obama wants to conduct medical experiments on the minors flooding the U.S. border.” “Environmentalism will lead to a world without energy, similar to the world in the movie ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.’” “Any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nation’s moral[Read More…]

by October 24, 2014 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
CARNES: Data Points to Education

CARNES: Data Points to Education

I love data. This should come as no surprise to any student who has taken my classes. I tend to pepper my lectures with graphs, charts, maps and dynamic data visualizations. Sometimes I use them to highlight trends, while other times, I hone in on a single outlier that begs[Read More…]

by September 14, 2012 0 comments Opinion