Colorful Politics (Research Update #3)

The world of social media politics is one to truly behold. Someone once told me that only those who don’t know how to debate do their debating on social media. I have two varying opinions on this: for one, they have something of a point – social media is notorious for being a space for mostly close-minded discussion regarding politics and culture, complete with trolling and other inappropriate behavior; on the flip side, social media is an outlet for those who traditionally have been excluded from formal debate to express their opinions, often unapologetically.

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Tent of Nations 2019 [9]: Conclusions and Further Thoughts

5:05 pm, August 28th, Wesley House

The research that I did was community based participatory research: I went into a community willing to learn and grow from the people whom I met, and I was able to share what I knew as well, and provide my resources and build a partnership with Tent of Nations I hope to sustain through my presence here at William and Mary and with faith groups around Williamsburg. 

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Tent of Nations 2019 [8]: Testimonials

10:40 pm, August 24th, Wesley House

I asked the volunteers to create testimonials (short stories about why Tent of Nations’s summer camp was important to them) and send them to me or Daoud to put them on the Tent of Nations website. This will be shorter than most of my blogs, but here is my testimonial (I could’ve written so many, but this one is very special to me):

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Tent of Nations [7]: Travel Blogs (Tel Aviv, East Jerusalem)

10:20 pm, July 11, 2019, Dulles International Airport

 

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SUMMARY blog!!

It is such a pleasure for me to get involved into the summer research at W&M. This is also my first formal systematic and academic research experience at college. Thank to professor Frazier, I learned how to conduct an academical research professionally from the very beginning, searching for an area, and on the way to the end, making summary and highlight the crucial and creative points in the research. This is a great treasure for me. This research is mostly about using random forest and mathematical models including hierarchal Bayesian model to generate a synthetic population description for Liberia, and the future work would be applying the method into other regions and countries and also to solve problems related to various fields, like public health and disease tracking.

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