Monthly Archives: June 2011

How Prevalent is “Academic Red-Shirting”?

Written by: Kurt Bauman, Chief, Education and Social Stratification Branch, U.S. Census Bureau College football fans are no doubt familiar with the term “red-shirting.” This practice occurs when a player participates in an academic year but not in that year’s … Continue reading

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A New Benchmark for Minority Business Ownership

Written by: Tom Mesenbourg, Deputy Director, US Census Bureau This week, the Census Bureau released a summary of the data it collected on minority-, women and veteran-owned businesses from the 2007 Survey of Business Owners (SBO). These data give us … Continue reading

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Visualizing Data with OnTheMap for Emergency Management

The Census Bureau released OnTheMap for Emergency Management Version 2.0 today, the beginning of the 2011 hurricane season. Version 2.0 adds floods and wildfires to hurricanes which was released last year. OnTheMap for Emergency Management is a public data tool that … Continue reading

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