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If you’re feeling overwhelmed at the world’s new-found interest in and demand for statistics, IMS President Xiao-Li Meng has a call to arms:   “I teach statistics” used to be an effective response when I was too tired to chat with a stranger, except that once it excited a taxi…

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Xiao-Li Meng is the IMS President for 2018–19. He writes: No vibrant society would want as its president someone who feels entitled to the honor, or treats it as an honorary title. I am therefore honored by your trust, and shall do my best to earn the honor. No society…

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Alison Etheridge is IMS President, 2017–18. She writes: Well, that was it. Jon Wellner handed over the gavel (and I rapidly handed it back to Elyse for safe keeping). Tati took a picture and, before I had a chance to think about it, cheerily persuaded me to write something for…

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IMS President 2016–17 Jon A. Wellner, University of Washington, writes: History: Continuity and Discontinuity In preparing to write this article for the Bulletin, I took the opportunity to read several of the introductory articles written by previous IMS Presidents over the past 10 years. These pieces convey a wonderful sense…

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IMS President Richard Davis writes: During my one-year apprenticeship as President-elect of IMS, I was often queried about my agenda for IMS. The word “agenda” can conjure up both positive and negative feelings. If a dean enthusiastically espouses a new agenda, then faculty are apt to cringe at the idea…

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