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How corporations should respond to a public health or social crisis

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A guide to implementing empathy in crisis communications

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2021-05

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Polarization and Profit: Newsrooms Need to Leave Both Behind

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This thesis examines the current polarization of news media, specifically written journalism, either in newspapers or on news websites. Americans increasingly get their news from polarized sources, and that is leading to a large divide in information. This issue is

This thesis examines the current polarization of news media, specifically written journalism, either in newspapers or on news websites. Americans increasingly get their news from polarized sources, and that is leading to a large divide in information. This issue is also exacerbated by political idealogy. Furthermore, I explore how the traditional business model of advertising-based revenue is leading to more polarized news coverage. To combat this, I offer interventions for news organizations, including the importance of journalistic ethics and the possibility of more news organizations transferring to nonprofit status, which has gained traction in recent years. Access to accurate news and information is essential in a functioning democracy, and if polarization and issues in news continue, it will be harmful to America as a whole.

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A Study of Win Expectancy Estimators in Major League Baseball

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In recent years, advanced metrics have dominated the game of Major League Baseball. One such metric, the Pythagorean Win-Loss Formula, is commonly used by fans, reporters, analysts and teams alike to use a team’s runs scored and runs allowed to

In recent years, advanced metrics have dominated the game of Major League Baseball. One such metric, the Pythagorean Win-Loss Formula, is commonly used by fans, reporters, analysts and teams alike to use a team’s runs scored and runs allowed to estimate their expected winning percentage. However, this method is not perfect, and shows notable room for improvement. One such area that could be improved is its ability to be affected drastically by a single blowout game, a game in which one team significantly outscores their opponent.<br/>We hypothesize that meaningless runs scored in blowouts are harming the predictive power of Pythagorean Win-Loss and similar win expectancy statistics such as the Linear Formula for Baseball and BaseRuns. We developed a win probability-based cutoff approach that tallied the score of each game once a certain win probability threshold was passed, effectively removing those meaningless runs from a team’s season-long runs scored and runs allowed totals. These truncated totals were then inserted into the Pythagorean Win-Loss and Linear Formulas and tested against the base models.<br/>The preliminary results show that, while certain runs are more meaningful than others depending on the situation in which they are scored, the base models more accurately predicted future record than our truncated versions. For now, there is not enough evidence to either confirm or reject our hypothesis. In this paper, we suggest several potential improvement strategies for the results.<br/>At the end, we address how these results speak to the importance of responsibility and restraint when using advanced statistics within reporting.

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2021-05

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Moss Final Paper (Spring 2022)

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Originally to be completed by 2018, the Honolulu Rail Project has gone vastly over budget and has created a variety of issues in relation to the local culture, state finances, and project engineering. This thesis investigates the issues of the

Originally to be completed by 2018, the Honolulu Rail Project has gone vastly over budget and has created a variety of issues in relation to the local culture, state finances, and project engineering. This thesis investigates the issues of the rail project and impacts they’ve had on the State of Hawai’i.

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2022-05

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Moss Final Project Pictures (Spring 2022)

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Originally to be completed by 2018, the Honolulu Rail Project has gone vastly over budget and has created a variety of issues in relation to the local culture, state finances, and project engineering. This thesis investigates the issues of the

Originally to be completed by 2018, the Honolulu Rail Project has gone vastly over budget and has created a variety of issues in relation to the local culture, state finances, and project engineering. This thesis investigates the issues of the rail project and impacts they’ve had on the State of Hawai’i.

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2022-05