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June 9, 2017

When Bridgewater State University Trustee Edward M. (Ned) Murphy needed to crunch some numbers for an article on healthcare policy, he knew where to turn.

 

Hearing of BSU’s new Bloomberg Terminal Lab, Mr. Murphy enlisted two business majors proficient on the machines, John Frechette and Hunter Fogerty, both of whom recently graduated. The students gathered, organized and analyzed immense amounts of data obtained through the use of the terminals (ultimately more than 8,000 data points over four months). Mr. Murphy was hoping to acquire key insights into important issues regarding U.S. healthcare policy.

 

The results were slated an article he was preparing for CommonWealth magazine.

 

“The project could never have been completed without the data made available through the Bloomberg terminals,” Mr. Murphy said. “And, most importantly, without the exceptional work of Mr. Frechette and Mr. Fogarty in making sense of this information.”

 

Learn more in this video about the project and the work done by the BSU students. (Video by TVS)