Columbus to sue landlords on lingering lead-paint hazards

By JoAnne Viviano and Mark Ferenchik, Columbus Dispatch, Columbus city attorneys and public-health officials are preparing dozens of court cases against landlords who haven’t removed hazardous lead paint from their properties despite city orders. Some orders have languished for six years. The officials acknowledge that they haven’t compiled cases as a group like this before, … Continue reading »

Columbus to sue landlords on lingering lead-paint hazards

Why Understanding Racial Bias is Crucial for the Responsible Use of Predictive Analytics

By Elizabeth Green, The Chronicle of Social Change As big data tools like predictive analytics become more prevalent, child-welfare agencies must grapple with implicit racial bias if they want to ensure that it does not cause harm, according to a new white paper published last month by the Kirwan Institute at Ohio State University. This … Continue reading »

Why Understanding Racial Bias is Crucial for the Responsible Use of Predictive Analytics

Free To Ride: Dayton Premiere

The Fight for a Route Across the Hidden Boundaries of Privilege July 16, 2017 at 3pm The Neon 130 E 5th St | Dayton, OH 45402 The Kirwan Institute’s upcoming feature-length documentary film, Free To Ride, will have its Dayton premiere at The Neon on July 16, 2017. Ticket information coming soon. Email Matthew Martin for more information. … Continue reading »

The Danger of Lead in Ohio

By All Sides Staff WOSU Public Media (PBS affiliate) The next two-year Ohio budget is being proposed with a controversial new amendment that would give sole authority to the Ohio Health Department in overseeing the reduction of lead use. From lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan to 51 houses with known lead hazards in Columbus alone, … Continue reading »

The Danger of Lead in Ohio