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July 21, 2020
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Using Algorithms to Track Down Rapists

A Stanford scholar has developed a more efficient way to test DNA samples in the hunt for sex offenders.

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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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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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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.
Insights and ideas on the management and leadership of nonprofit organizations.

Latest Stories on Social Impact

February 11, 2020
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Everlane Takes On Fashion’s Plastic Problem

Founder and CEO Michael Preysman discusses the challenges of building a retail company based on sustainability and “radical transparency.”
January 31, 2020
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How Latino Entrepreneurs Can Boost the U.S. Economy

Latinos are launching businesses at an unprecedented pace, but barriers — some long-standing, some brand new — keep them from reaching their potential.
January 16, 2020
Video

Machine Learning and AI for Social Impact

Innovations developed at big tech firms could transform the nonprofit world, with a little help from academia.
January 9, 2020
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When Private-Sector Firms Create a Culture of Health

Investments in employees, consumers, communities, and the environment vary widely. A new study reveals this range and the hurdles to measuring success.
December 9, 2019
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9 Top Videos of 2019

Hear career advice from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella or learn how to build your startup team.
December 6, 2019
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Gift List: 10 Books to Share for the Holidays

Stanford GSB professors recommend the books they’re most likely to give as presents over this year’s holiday season.
November 27, 2019
Video

Water Instead of Soda: Marketing Good Nutrition to Kids

How marketers are using the power of persuasion to combat childhood obesity.
November 13, 2019
Video

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
Written

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.