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NEXT: Algorithmic Politics

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Algorithmic Politics

The European Union has proposed a regulation that is being called a “right to explanation.” Neural networks employing deep learning algorithms have become particularly good at reading enormous data sets, identifying patterns in those data, and making accurate predictions and decisions based on those procedures. What is interesting, and a little chilling, is that while […]

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Climate Change Activists Rally Against Trump’s Cabinet Picks

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Climate Change Activists Rally Against Trump’s Cabinet Picks

Local climate change activists gathered Downtown today for a quiet rally at Trinity Episcopal Church. The organized effort called on Senator Rob Portman to reject President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet appointments, several of whom could help eliminate environmental protections and unravel the progress that has been made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Trump picked Scott Pruitt, […]

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GOP Announces Endorsements for City Auditor and City Attorney

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega GOP Announces Endorsements for City Auditor and City Attorney

The Franklin County GOP announced their endorsements for City Attorney and City Auditor, picking private practice lawyer Don Kline to run against current City Council President Zach Klein and local businessman Bob Mealy to run unchallenged (so far) in the races, respectively. A unanimous vote last Tuesday night endorsed Kline, pitting him against Klein in […]

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Did the 2016 Presidential Election Ruin Marriages?

Kelsea Wiggins Kelsea Wiggins Did the 2016 Presidential Election Ruin Marriages?

Somehow, we all endured what is going down in history as the most tumultuous presidential campaign and election season. Ever. But perhaps your marriage wasn’t quite so lucky. Being on opposite sides of the aisle politically may not have been a deal-breaker in the past, but with a plethora of highly contentious social issues on […]

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Protesters Rally at Statehouse, Electors Cast Votes for Trump

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Protesters Rally at Statehouse, Electors Cast Votes for Trump

In a failed final attempt to keep President-elect Donald Trump from becoming President Donald Trump, Columbus residents gathered Monday at the statehouse to protest. It was part of a nationwide day of action led by the December 19 Coalition and other progressive groups. Carlos Buford, from Democracy Spring, said that although all of Ohio’s 18 […]

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Grassroots: Yes We Can Wants Political Involvement to Become Mainstream

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Grassroots: Yes We Can Wants Political Involvement to Become Mainstream

Note: In this new profile series, CU will take a look at the goals and functions of Columbus’ grassroots organizations to spur community awareness and involvement in them. This is the first installment, so stay tuned for future profiles. For the concerned Columbusite, knowing how to get involved in neighborhood issues can be a task […]

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Two Women Share Their Stories Volunteering as Abortion Clinic Escorts

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Two Women Share Their Stories Volunteering as Abortion Clinic Escorts

No other medical procedure requires it, but for patients of Ohio’s abortion clinics, an escort system is often the only way to get women through the door to safely obtain their legal abortion. The volunteers on the frontline, sometimes acting as physical barriers between anti-choice protestors and clinic patients, are passionate and unapologetic. While Columbus […]

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