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Who Counts? A Faculty Panel on Census Data *Canceled*

Mar 19, 1–2 PM
Knapp Atrium in Pendleton East
Free and open to the public

*Due to precautions against the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this event has been canceled*

Does the census truly count everyone? This spring the Census Bureau will conduct the decennial census. Mandated by the Constitution, the 2020 census marks the first time that respondents may answer the survey online. The census provides a wealth of demographic data for researchers, politicians, and businesses, and it is an important avenue for civic engagement in the United States. Like all surveys, the census should be carefully analyzed. For example, certain demographic groups are historically difficult to count, and the phrasing of questions has changed over time. Join an interdisciplinary conversation with Wellesley faculty panelists about how to critically engage with census data.

Panelists: Maneesh Arora, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science; Brenna Greer, Associate Professor, Department of History; and Cassandra Pattanayak, Jack and Sandra Polk Guthman '65 Director of the Quantitative Analysis Institute, Departments of Math and QR.

This event is co-sponsored by Clapp Library, the History Department, and the Quantitative Analysis Institute.