Evolution of a (data) visualization

Last summer, I taught the MAET Year 2 Summer Cohort with Danah Henriksen. After teaching the class, Danah realized she had taught five cohorts of (awesome) students and that we had some information available from pre- and post-course self-reported surveys to understand how students grew in terms of their confidence in using different educational (and …

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Callback Cuts That Repeat

The following post is specific to the CPLEX integer programming solver. I have no idea whether it applies to other solvers, or even which other solver have cut callbacks. Every so often, a user will discover that a callback routine they wrote has “rediscovered” a cut it previously generated. This can be a bit concerning …

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National Indian Law Library Bulletin (6/14/2018)

Here: The National Indian Law Library added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/14/18. U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.html Petition for certiorari was filed in Citizen Potawatomi Nation v. Oklahoma (Indian Gaming – Arbitration) on 5/30/18. A Per Curium Opinion was issued in Washington v. U.S. on 6/11/18. Law Review & Bar Journal Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/lawreviews/2018.html Rejecting the Zero-Sum …

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Nuclear diplomacy in the age of Trump

Less than twenty-four hours since Mr. Trump and Mr. Un shook hands, many pundits are critical of  the outcome. I am certainly no fan of  either of these two national leaders. Trump defines arrogance and narcissism as well as any public figure. His braggadocio is so untethered to reality that it’s difficult to believe anything …

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A Search for Wisdom

The nearly two month absence in blogging is the biggest gulf since I started this activity some years ago. I think my small handful of regular readers probably appreciated the break. I have certainly been reading and thinking but not much has jelled into anything approaching coherence in my mind. Maybe I have never been …

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Will the EPA allow the Line 5 Pipeline to remain in the Straits of Mackinac?

The Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline has stirred controversy in Michigan for most of the past decade. This pipeline carries Canadian oil products from Superior, Wisconsin to southern Ontario via Michigan. A five-mile span of the pipeline runs along the lake-bed beneath the Straits of Mackinac, from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to the Lower Peninsula. If When this pipeline …

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National Indian Law Library Bulletin (5/29/18)

Here: The National Indian Law Library added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 5/29/18. U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2017-2018update.html A decision was published in Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren (Tribal Sovereign Immunity) on 5/21/18. Petition for certiorari was granted in Royal v. Murphy (Reservation Boundaries) on 5/21/18. Petition for certiorari was filed in Makah Indian Tribe v. …

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Greg Ablavsky Commentary on Upper Skagit Decision

Gregory Ablavsky has posted “Upper Skagit v. Lundgren: Deceptively Straightforward Case Raises Fundamental Questions about Native Nations, History, and Sovereignty” on Stanford Law School’s blog. Here are excerpts: This decision provoked the ire of Justice Thomas, who, in a lengthy dissent, insisted that the immovable property exception did apply to tribes.  Thomas’s rationale involved a deep dive …

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