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Upcoming One Book events: polling, investing and data reporting

One Book One Northwestern has something for everyone Tuesday, Jan. 17

EVANSTON - One Book One Northwestern will host three events on the Evanston campus Tuesday, Jan. 17, and Patti Solis Doyle, Hillary Clinton’s former advisor and campaign manager, will be among the featured speakers in an online panel about election polling.

All three events are inspired by this year’s One Book One Northwestern book selection, “The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don’t.” An improbably entertaining book on statistics and forecasting by FiveThirtyEight.com founder Nate Silver, the book reflects Northwestern’s investments in interdisciplinary work, data science and quantitative analysis. 

  • An online panel discussion titled “Predicting the 2016 Presidential Election: What Went Wrong with the Polling?” will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. The panel will explore went wrong in predicting the election and the future of polling. To register email rsvpsps@northwestern.edu
  • Allison McCann, of Vice News and formerly FiveThirtyEight, will talk about data reporting at 2 p.m. in Swift Hall, 2029 Sheridan Rd., Room 107.

The events are free and open to the public.

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