MONDAY, JUN 03, 2013
Decades after affirmative action began, the Supreme Court is now poised to rule in a case that could radically change these policies. Advocates for and against affirmative action await the ruling by the Supreme Court on the potentially landmark case Fisher v. University of Texas, which alleges discrimination against white applicants in admission to the University of Texas.
The question of whether blacks have achieved equality in the professional world is probed by ...
THURSDAY, MAY 09, 2013
We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book co-edited by Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge.
Please join us to celebrate the release of:
New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain Future
Edited by David Halle and Andrew Beveridge
(Oxford University Press, May, 2013)
A Book Launch Celebration (panel discussion and reception)
Thursday, May 16, 5pm - 7pm
CUNY Graduate Center
365 5th Avenue at 34th St. (sixth floor), New...
TUESDAY, APR 09, 2013
A Federal District Court settlement sets forth new rules for immigration raids in the U.S., changing the way that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents conduct searches. Social Explorer’s Andrew Beveridge did a report and testified as an expert for the plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit.
Using data from immigration and custom enforcement, he analyzed whether those that ICE intended to arrest, as well as those ultimately arrested, were disproportionately Hispanic. ...
SUNDAY, FEB 24, 2013
Things move fast in New York, unless you're trying to sign your kid up for something. In the New York Times article "Born to Wait: For Parents, a Waiting List for Nearly Everything," Soni Sangha explores the increase in over-filled classes and long waiting lists for children's programs. The story includes data and analysis from Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge.
If waiting in line in the predawn of a January morning for science camp registration sounds crazy, you do not have a New York Cit...
THURSDAY, FEB 07, 2013
Earlier this week, Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge appeared on WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show to talk about the latest in the decennial New York City redistricting battle. The city's changing demographics, along with the many other political and legal forces at play, will determine the new districts and thus shape the future of New York City's politics. Beveridge and fellow guests discussed incumbency, particular neighborhoods, minority representation, proposed district lines and alternat...
WEDNESDAY, NOV 21, 2012
After Hurricane Sandy has passed, assessments of the damage continue. In the New York Times article "A Survey of Destruction by Hurricane Sandy in New York City," Archie Tse and collaborators investigated the impact of the storm. The New York Times team also created interactive maps and graphics to illustrate it, in consultation with Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge.
In the days before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, few people in New York City anticipated the scale of destruction of the s...
WEDNESDAY, NOV 21, 2012
Following up on his initial analysis of the New York City Council's proposed redistricting plans, Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge wrote an update for Gotham Gazette now that the plans have been released to the public.
In "What the Next City Council Will Likely Look Like," he gives a district-level analysis of the changes, an assessment of minority representation and Voting Rights Act clearance, and a discussion of incumbency and partisan protection:
The next City Council will likely be demo...
THURSDAY, NOV 15, 2012
Tonight a critical vote will decide New York City's future council districts. Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge writes about city redistricting in his latest Gotham Gazette column "Proposed City Council Districts Protect Incumbents."
The once-a-decade drama of redistricting the New York City Council is almost complete, with a key vote on proposed maps by a commission appointed by the mayor and Council party leaders expected tonight.
Much is at stake, not for party control, but over who w...
THURSDAY, NOV 01, 2012
This week, Hurricane Sandy tore through the Atlantic and landed on the East Coast. After high winds and flooding, dozens of people died in the storm, millions remain without power, and property all along the coast suffered damage.
Using American Community Survey data from 2006-10, Social Explorer takes a look at a few of the New York-area communities hit hardest by the storm.
In New York City, the storm left behind flooded transit tunnels and a power station exploded, shutting off for ove...
TUESDAY, SEP 11, 2012
Google recently announced that it will provide internet service--Google Fiber--but many disadvantaged minority communities that would be eligible for it may not get it. In the article "In One City, Signing Up for Internet Becomes a Civic Cause," John Eligon writes about digital and socioeconomic divides in Kansas City. The company requires locals to signup in advance to ensure coverage, but many predominately black areas may go under-served because not enough residents pre-registered. Eligon ...