For the first time ever, a statistician was selected in the top five picks in the annual NFL player entry draft. Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah, a star defensive end at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, was chosen with the fifth overall pick in the NFL draft by the Detroit Lions April 25.
In the February issue of Amstat News, John Bailer and others described an initiative undertaken in 2012 “to develop guidelines, framed as learning outcomes, for master’s degree programs in statistics and biostatistics that are responsive to the needs of stakeholders who employ such graduates.” Read about the recommendations from the group that were adopted by the ASA Board.
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