Assistant Professor of PPS Donald H. Taylor, Jr. comments on Health Care Reform: Latest in a Series
News & Commentary - Archive 2009
Public policy and economics senior Langtian “Ren” Yuan decided to drop her third major in biomedical engineering, but not before her lab work helped identify compounds that might alleviate the powerful cravings of methamphetamine and cocaine addiction.
Now she’s poised to be lead author on a second paper on managing effects of climate change on health in China. She calls the choice of public policy and economics rather than pre-med “the biggest decision of my life.”
The emerging field of computational journalism offers hope for preserving the “watchdog” function of journalism, an essential element in the healthy functioning of democracy, says a report released today by the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy. The report, “Accountability through Algorithm: Developing the Field of Computational Journalism,” identifies four target areas for innovation.