December 2, 2019: “Discussing data science with Professors Rud Platt and Lisa Portmess”

December 2, 2019: “Discussing data science with Professors Rud Platt and Lisa Portmess”

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In the semester’s final episode — season three, episode ten — of “On Target,” Pontz and Frasier recap some of this semester’s top stories before Pontz sits down with Bittinger Professor of Philosophy Lisa Portmess and Professor of Environmental Studies Rutherford Platt to discuss a new proposal for a data science minor.

Bullet Points

  • Semester’s news recap (0:30)
  • Bullet Report: Update on Gettysburg College Athletics (see more in our sports section) (13:20)
  • Interview with Professors Rud Platt and Lisa Portmess on the proposed data science minor (14:15)
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Author: Benjamin Pontz

Benjamin Pontz '20 served as Editor-in-Chief of The Gettysburgian from 2018 until 2020, Managing News Editor from 2017 until 2018, News Editor in the spring of 2017, and Staff Writer during the fall of 2016. During his tenure, he wrote 232 articles. He led teams that won two first place Keystone Press Awards for ongoing news coverage (once of Bob Garthwait's resignation, and the other of Robert Spencer's visit to campus) and was part of the team that wrote a first-place trio of editorials in 2018. He also received recognition for a music review he wrote in 2019. A political science and public policy major with a music minor, he graduated in May of 2020 and will pursue a master's degree in public policy on a Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Manchester before enrolling in law school.

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