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Illustration of a female advisor reaching through a laptop screen to hold the hand of a female student. Credit: Cory Hall
May 14, 2020
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The High Value of Virtual College Advising for Lower-Income Students

New research shows online advising improves college outcomes for underserved high schoolers.

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Rachel Romer Carlson. Credit: Jimena Peck
March 18, 2020
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Rethinking Workplace Education

Guild offers a data-driven approach to education benefits that has attracted the Fortune 500.

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Restaurant staff clean the floor after closing early afternoon following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New York City, U.S., March 16, 2020. Credit: Reuters/Jeenah Moon
March 26, 2020
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Economists to Congress: Don’t Bail out Big Business

An open letter drafted by Stanford professors says the coronavirus stimulus package should benefit workers — not corporations and their wealthy shareholders.

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A photo illustration of the face of Benjamin Franklin on the hundred dollar bill peeking out from behind the U.S. Flag. Credit: iStock/Bill Oxford
February 14, 2020
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Democracy and Prosperity Require Uncorrupted Governments

We don’t have to choose between capitalism and socialism. What we need is a system in which corporations can thrive without distorting the economy — or democracy itself.
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November 27, 2019
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Water Instead of Soda: Marketing Good Nutrition to Kids

How marketers are using the power of persuasion to combat childhood obesity.
November 13, 2019
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Uncovering Stereotypes in Classroom Materials

How bias creeps into the language of leadership.
November 7, 2019
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Exploring the Human Side of Artificial Intelligence

At an AI forum, experts say the arrival of superhuman machine intelligence will be one of the biggest events in human history.
October 28, 2019
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Big Data and Racial Bias: Can That Ghost Be Removed from the Machine?

Credit-market algorithms may violate anti-discrimination laws even when they’re designed not to. A Stanford researcher looks for a fix.
October 22, 2019
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How Stanford GSB Alums Created One of the Most Valuable Startups in Latin America

São Paulo-based Nubank, valued at $10 billion, is disrupting the region’s banking sector.
October 18, 2019
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Turning the Pharmaceutical Model Upside-Down

How a nonprofit gave birth to a company that aims to disrupt Big Pharma.
September 13, 2019
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Do Soda Taxes Create Healthier Communities?

Data from Philadelphia tells the story.
July 18, 2019
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It Takes More Than Mass Protests to Drive Change

Social advocacy organizations have greater impact on federal legislation when their experts get to testify.
May 17, 2019
Video

Testing Rape Kits Saves Money and Stops Crime

Lawrence M. Wein finds that the benefits of testing outweigh the costs.
April 24, 2019
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Roger McNamee: “Facebook Is Terrible for America”

Facebook’s loudest critic says social media profits by manipulating consumers.