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  • Professor of Government Michael Herron's latest paper concludes that North Carolina's voting law changes are disadvantageous to black voters in the state.

    The draft study, coauthored with Daniel Smith, a University of Florida political science professor, comes as the national debate over restrictive election laws and voter ID requirements intensifies. Some 30 states have enacted ID provisions. Many of these new laws are being challenged in state...

  • Researchers at Dartmouth and the University of Florida say recent voting law changes in North Carolina will disproportionately affect African-Americans, reports MSNBC.

    “We tried to figure out using publicly available voting data if the aspects we studied looked like they would have disproportionate effect on one racial group or whether they would be race neutral,” Michael Herron tells MSNBC. Herron is a professor of government and a co-author of...

  • Faculty members share their insights on current events with Dartmouth Now in a question-and-answer series called Faculty Forum. This week, Professor Denise Anthony talks about the issues surrounding electronic medical records.

    Denise Anthony is an associate professor and past chair in the department of sociology. She is also research director of the Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (...

  • March 14 gave Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Daniel Rockmore reason to celebrate. “Happy pi day one and all, or maybe I should say three and a little…,” he said to listeners of VPR’s Commentary Series.

    Rockmore shares facts and tidbits about the number pi, which begins with the expansion 3.14 and goes on forever. He says, “The digits roll out, going on and on, and if you’re willing to resort to a machine, then the current record for...

  • According to data compiled by Dartmouth Professor Michael C. Herron and Daniel A. Smith, a 2011 change to Florida voting law by state lawmakers will make it harder for Florida’s African American and Hispanic voters to exercise their traditional voting patterns.

    Florida’s new law HB 1355 reduced the number of early voting days from 14 to 8 and eliminated early voting on the Sunday preceding election day. In studying Florida’s 2008 general election...