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This past summer, Eduardo Cabral Balreira, associate professor of mathematics, attended a workshop put on by┬áThe Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group (MGGG). The group was started by Moon Duchin, professor of mathematics at Tufts University, and has been on a national tour that trains professors. “The workshop has been an attempt by a group of mathematicians to introduce mathematics to a political science problem. This is the problem of gerrymandering,” Balreira said. “There have been...