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 serves as editor-in-chief of The Gettysburgian. Previously, he served as a staff writer, event coverage coordinator, news editor, and managing news editor. During his tenure, he has written more than 200 articles on topics ranging from sports to faculty meetings (which, truthfully, are not all that dissimilar). He led the team that won first place in the 2017 Keystone Press Awards for ongoing news coverage of Robert Spencer's visit to Gettysburg College, co-wrote the package of editorials that won first place in the 2018 Keystone Press Awards, and led the coverage that won both first and second place for ongoing news coverage in the 2019 competition. His review of a Sunderman Conservatory Wind Symphony concert, an ensemble in which he formerly performed, also won accolades. He has interned with "Smart Talk" at WITF in Harrisburg and with PA Post. Ben is a political science and public policy double major with a minor in music, he reads up to seven newspapers daily, and his next step is law school. Follow him on Twitter @benpontz.

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