Over the years, Noble has been recognized for innovative work using data to create tools that support the college choices of our students and then help them persist in college. (See here, here, and here for examples. To play with the “College Bot” tool, make a copy of the document you find at this link.) […]


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Introduction to Pandas

 Feb, 27 - 2018   Python

This is a short post with links to resources for getting up to speed on the pandas library in Python. The example data references the Uptake Data Fellowship, which I participated in with the second cohort. Click here to go to an HTML (web friendly) version of the introduction. Click here to download a Jupyter […]


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We ended our last two days in Korea with a couple of homestay experiences (via AirBNB) that complemented each other really well. Most of the time with AirBNB, you don’t actually see your host, except for possibly a brief meeting to get the keys. These two were a little different. The first was at a […]


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In what ended up being kind of fitting for Easter Sunday, we spent the day checking out what Korea was like 1500-2000 years ago by going to the town of Gyeongji, the site of one of the earliest civilizations in Korea. We'd heard about the Silla empire when we went to the Korean National Museum […]


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Happy Easter! Despite the title, we're not taking up a new religion–we just happened to visit a World Heritage recognized Buddhist Temple, Haein-sa, yesterday. First, though, here's a picture of JR being awesome: One nice thing about being tourists as a whole family is the fact that you get a lot of time to talk […]


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Day 7: A little hokey

 Apr, 04 - 2015   FamilyKorea tripTravel

We started off the day sampling the fancy breakfast at our fancy (almost completely empty) hotel. Since it was their first time in a week that they'd had access to so many western breakfast items, HT and CR indulged and ate their body weights in toast and yogurt. While they were eating, JR was continuing […]


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Day 6 in Korea was another great day, albeit a little less exciting because we were traveling. I started out the day by picking up our trusty rental car, complete with trusty (English, not Korean!) GPS. After loading up the trunk and three kids in the back, it was off on our 1.5 hour trip […]


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Last day in Seoul

 Apr, 01 - 2015   FamilyKorea tripTravel

We've had a great time in Seoul, and our final day (day 5) was no exception. We started off at a cool Seoul History Museum to see how this place changed from a sleepy little Capitol to a world city bigger than Chicago. Here are the boys posing as important (carried around) people at the […]


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The above is a quote from CR yesterday. Karen and I are particularly proud of it, because he tends to be fairly picky (and usually not the one you'd ascribe that sentence to) so it seems like our Korean trip has helped push him out of his comfort zone a little. Specifically, it's something he […]


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