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Summer Daze
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Summer Daze

By Eric P. Harding
Here in the Commonwealth of Virginia, school just let out for the year. This was a school year unlike any in my lifetime; my kids had a weeks-long hiatus while the county got ready for distance learning.

The Free Throw Challenge
Puzzles

The Free Throw Challenge

By Josh Feldman
A couple of days ago, I talked on Zoom with some actuary friends for the first time since the pandemic started; we hoped to cheer each other up with a distracting story or two.

The Death of Probability?
End Paper

The Death of Probability?

By Sam Gutterman
In these days of a pandemic, climate change, super-high unemployment, and low interest rates, it can be difficult to maintain that future events can be represented by probability distributions. Shocks due to unanticipated disruptions and not-well-behaved trends contribute to this skepticism.