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Remembering the Past as We Define the Future

Sastry G. Pantula, Dean of the College of Natural Sciences, California State University, San Bernardino Sastry G. Pantula What a year it has been! Zoomed out. We have gone through a lot, and it has not...

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Response to ‘Demystifying Apportionment Computations for the US House of...

Michael Fay, ASA Member I am writing about Tommy Wright’s informative article about apportionment computations for the US House of Representatives in the July 2021 Amstat News. The seemingly simple...

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The Demand for Literacy Training on Quantitative Public Health Data

Jemar R. Bather, Janice Johnson Dias, and Melody S. Goodman The global pandemic increased the public’s demand for information. Almost daily, media and policymakers present numbers on testing, deaths,...

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A Call for More Graduate Programs in Statistics Education

Sam Behseta, Professor of Statistics, California State University, Fullerton; Cherie Ichinose, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, California State University, Fullerton; David Drew,...

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Modernizing Government Statistics for the 21st Century

Anil Arora has worked at Statistics Canada for more than 25 years, leading significant programs and transformations. He was appointed chief statistician of Canada in September of 2016. He has also...

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Finding the De-Anonymization Needle in the SEER Haystack

Chris Barker, Statistical Consulting Section Chair-Elect As chair-elect of the Statistical Consulting Section, I present my motivation for one of my several forthcoming section initiatives. My...

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What Is Statistics?

Mary J. Kwasny, Northwestern University; Michael J. Anderson, StressBusters; and Jesse Miller, University of Minnesota At one point this summer, the Statistical Consulting Section forum on ASA Connect...

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A Statistician’s View: New Year Hopes for Andreas Georgiou as Court Decisions...

Persecuted former national statistician of Greece awaits human rights court decision, slander appeal hearing Brian Tarran is the former editor of Significance magazine and current editor of Real World...

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Like College Students, ChatGPT Finds Statistics Difficult

Norman Matloff is a computer science professor at the University of California, Davis. He was one of the founding members of the department of statistics there and works in both fields. His current...

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The United States Needs to Fill the Gaps in Its Crime Statistics

Janet L. Lauritsen is Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emerita in the department of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Missouri – St. Louis and 2022 president of the American...

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