March 2017 01

  • Wednesday
    4:30 PM
    ‘The House of Representatives: A Mathematical and Political Drama’
    ‘The House of Representatives: A Mathematical and Political Drama’

    The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science welcomes J. Jacob Tawney ’00, vice president of curriculum at Great Hearts Academies, presenting “The House of Representatives: A Mathematical and Political Drama.”

    “Representatives shall be apportioned among the several states according to their respective numbers.” – Constitution of the United States

    Unfortunately, the Constitution is silent on how to accomplish the apportionment. Throughout history, Congress has employed different methods, some proposed by founding fathers. Legislators argued, presidents vetoed, and one man was elected to the Oval Office who likely shouldn’t have been. The history of apportionment is one that uniquely stands at the crossroads of mathematics and politics.

    Address: F.W. Olin Science Hall, Lecture Hall 114, Denison University, 100 Sunset Hill, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
    Price/Tickets: FREE
    Event Contact: Dee Ghiloni, 740-587-6259
    Tags: Sciences