Harvard Magazine reports "...explosion of excitement about studying statistics. The latter likely reflects not only intellectual advances and the enthusiasm for big data, but also a refreshed faculty and improvements in pedagogy and outreach to potential concentrators. (The Harvard Crimson highlighted statistics in a September article, noting a nearly tenfold growth in concentrators and joint concentrators in just the past seven academic years.)" See more at http://harvardmagazine.com/2017/01/here-come-the-quants.
January 4, 2017