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Mace and Crown | May 25, 2018

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Special Projects from the Mace & Crown - ODU Student News

A collection of 3d models, maps and charts, interactive visualizations and feature stories. All things data-driven and innovative from the student-run newspaper at Old Dominion University.


Income Inequality in Norfolk

April 23, 2017 |

Chris Steadman | Contributing Writer

The purpose of this study is to visualize the income disparities in Norfolk. The divide in income and quality of life in this city is evident. For residents, these conditions are normalized. It is fairly clear … Read More

Monarchs From Around the World

January 31, 2017 |


Based on Fall 2015 international census data from

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by Girish Sreevatsan (Digital Editor)

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The Geography of ODU Athletes

December 12, 2016 |

ODU athletes come from all over the country and in some cases come from overseas.

The Mace and Crown wanted to know more about ODU athletics recruiting trends. To produce a visualization, we used the 2017 rosters, created … Read More

Haven’t Figured Out What You Want To Do In Life? Let Your Name Choose For You!

December 11, 2016 |

According to a study conducted by Penn State University 75 percent of college students change their major at least one time. Another eye-opening statistic provided by the National Center for Education Stastics shows … Read More

Interactive Map: Mermaid Statues in Hampton Roads

June 21, 2016 |

Read more about Norfolk’s mermaid statues here.

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Who’s Tenured at ODU?

April 17, 2016 |

The Mace & Crown examined Spring semester data compiled by Old Dominion University’s Office of Academic Affairs to create visualizations of tenure statistics at the University. The data does not include Assistant or … Read More

A Decade at the Old Dirty

April 16, 2016 |

Undergraduate Students at ODU by Jugal Patel Digital Editor


The Mace & Crown analyzed 10 years of student demographic data from ODU’s Office of Institutional Research to paint a picture of trends at the University. … Read More

Visiting Philosopher Explores Issues of Climate Change

April 10, 2016 |

Ben Maxie Staff Writer

ld Dominion University’s Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs held a lecture on Tuesday, April 5 on designating blame for climate change, the responsibilities of fixing it and how to help people in developing parts of the … Read More

Beneath the Sea and the Sky: Virginia’s Future in a Flooded Landscape

March 24, 2016 |

by Jugal Patel Digital Editor How to use this map: – Open the details window for more information – Click through the slides to follow along the story – Locate yourself on the map – Pan or rotate the globe … Read More

Crime at Old Dominion University in 2015

March 1, 2016 |

Story by Amy Poulter Editor-in-Chief

Last October, three separate incidents sparked community conversations about safety concerns on the ODU campus. On Oct. 16, two students were shot at a party on West 37th Street, just outside of the campus boundary. Keith … Read More

The Mace & Crown Alumni Network

February 28, 2016 |

Graphic by Jugal Patel Digital Editor Map by Jason Kazi Assistant Digital Editor

he Mace & Crown student newspaper has an extensive alumni network working all over the world. We have records for 263 Mace alumni from … Read More

Mace & Crown Hunts for the Best Norfolk Pizza

February 27, 2016 |

Story by Stef Wasko Copy Editor ive Norfolk pizzerias, 16 pizzas, 10 judges, four category winners and one Mace and Crown 2016 Pizza Project complete.

Tuesday night, Feb. 23, Norfolk foodies and Mace and Crown staff gathered in the newsroom, … Read More

Girl Scout Cookie Stand Tracker for Norfolk

February 26, 2016 |

Map Produced by Jugal Patel

We got you covered this season.

How … Read More

A Look Inside the Greenhouse: ODU’s Jungle on Campus

February 23, 2016 |

Jugal Patel Digital Editor eneath a lattice of rafters, fans and complex metal tubing, almost every square inch of ODU’s orchid conservatory is bursting with life. Even areas to walk and observe flora struggle to hold back plants sprouting through … Read More

Visualization: A Year of Crime in the ODU Community

February 7, 2016 |

From streets surrounding ODU, the crime report oscillates. It levels with quiet nights and jumps when the nights get live.

The Mace & Crown wanted to know more about crimes in 2015. To produce a visualization, we used over a year … Read More