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When Data Speaks, It Sometimes Says Unexpected Things

James Cousins | Senior Statistical Analyst A fivethiryeight article was sent to me recently that reminded me of a great lesson in data analysis- to let the data disagree with you. On the surface that either sounds obvious, or cryptic, I’m guessing. The gist is,...

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Ethics and Predictive Analytics in Higher Ed

Paul Kirsch | Director of Marketing "Use your powers for good and not evil” It’s a famous line used in many superhero stories to remind the superhero to keep their focus on fighting the good fight. At Rapid Insight, we love to call our customers data superheroes. It’s...

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New York State Introduces Free Tuition

James Cousins | Senior Statistical Analyst Well, it finally happened. There's been a lot of talk in a lot of states (by a lot of people), but New York just became the first state in the nation to make tuition free for middle class students at both two- and four-year...

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In Person Social Media: The #EMChat Meetup at NCAIR

Hopefully, you like what you do for a living. And whatever it is you do, there are others who enjoy it too.  Fortunately, higher education and data science communities both have strong ties, so there are plenty of digital networks to get involved in. Not too long ago,...

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Always an Active Community Member

Victoria Weigold | Marketing Communications Coordinator Rapid Insight is very fortunate to be located in the heart of the beautiful Mount Washington Valley.  We always strive to be an active member of such a special and tight knit community. The MWV is not only a...

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Craft-y: Creating Your Y-Variable is So Important

There is an often-quoted figure that “90% of the world’s data has been created in just the last two years.” That sounds very impressive, but I will admit wondering, “so what?”. With so many ways for people to access and create data, the figure is hardly surprising....

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Confessions of a Former Fundraiser

Of all the things I cherish about my time leading a nonprofit organization over much of the last decade, it’s the relationships with donors that I loved the most. As executive director, I played the primary major gifts fundraising role for our $2.2 million, 30-employee organization. The cause we were advancing was very special and our work was important, so I was so proud to be out there cultivating donor relationships and raising money.

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