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Chance News reviews current stories in the news that involve probability or statistical concepts. It is freely available under the [http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html GNU Free Documentation License].  The latest version is always under construction, with the results consolidated into (approximately) monthly issues. 
  
Chance News reviews current issues in the news that use probability or statistical concepts. Its aim is to give the general public a better understanding of chance news as reported by the media and to allow teachers of probability and statistics courses to liven up their courses with current news. From 1992 to 2004, Chance News was written by a small number of regular contributors. These are archived on the [http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chance Chance Website] where you will also find other resources for teaching a probability or statistic course.  
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'''E-mail notification'''. To be notified when a new issue is posted, click  [https://web.middlebury.edu/database/banner/blm/subscriptions/FindMember.aspx here]. The List Manager will prompt you
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for your e-mail address.  The first time you do this, you will be told that your address is not recognized---Click "Use this address anyway" to register.  On subsequent visits, the List Manager will generate a message with instructions for updating your notification address or unsubscribing.
  
Chance News is now a "Wiki".  A Wiki is a web site designed to allow readers to easily add contributions or edit existing contributions. This makes it collaborative effort of its readers in the spirit of the very successful free encyclopedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Wikipedia]. (The word wiki is from the Hawaiian word wiki-wiki meaning quick).
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'''Contributing stories'''. Chance News uses Wikimedia software to allow readers to add articles or change existing articles using the edit option.  
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This requires an account and login. To obtain an editing account, send an email message to [mailto:wpeterso@middlebury.edu wpeterso@middlebury.edu] with subject "chance wiki account."  You will receive an account confirmation in a few days from CAUSEweb.  Instructions for changing your password are given below.
  
It is not necessary to login to read Chance News but it is necessary to login to add items or edit existing items. For this you need to create an account and login. (See the top of any page).
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How to change your password: When already logged in with username and password
  
We plan to have an issue of Chance News every month which includes items received in this time interval. We will use the Chance  listserv to send out notices that a new Chance News has been completed. You can sign on or off or change your address 
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#Go to Special Pages (from left column, under toolbox heading).<br>
for this listserv [http://listserv.dartmouth.edu/Archives/chance.html here]. This listserv is used only for this posting.  
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#Select Preferences.<br>
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#Your User data window should show up. <br>
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#Your real name, email and password can be changed<br>
  
Chance News will continue to be freely available under the [http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html GNU Free Documentation License]
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Don't forget to click Save preferences at the bottom
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left, when done.

Latest revision as of 18:47, 5 May 2019

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Chance News reviews current stories in the news that involve probability or statistical concepts. It is freely available under the GNU Free Documentation License. The latest version is always under construction, with the results consolidated into (approximately) monthly issues.

E-mail notification. To be notified when a new issue is posted, click here. The List Manager will prompt you for your e-mail address. The first time you do this, you will be told that your address is not recognized---Click "Use this address anyway" to register. On subsequent visits, the List Manager will generate a message with instructions for updating your notification address or unsubscribing.

Contributing stories. Chance News uses Wikimedia software to allow readers to add articles or change existing articles using the edit option. This requires an account and login. To obtain an editing account, send an email message to wpeterso@middlebury.edu with subject "chance wiki account." You will receive an account confirmation in a few days from CAUSEweb. Instructions for changing your password are given below.

How to change your password: When already logged in with username and password

  1. Go to Special Pages (from left column, under toolbox heading).
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Your User data window should show up.
  4. Your real name, email and password can be changed

Don't forget to click Save preferences at the bottom left, when done.