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  • by Marilyn Yalom on Friday, February 3, 2012 - 5:23pm
     Shouldn’t the question be “What is a human being?” The use of “man” as a generic category for both males and females may have long precedence in English and French, but it also has...
  • by Erin Cech on Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 2:00am
    Glancing at the faculty nameplates on the office doors in a random selection of university departments, one will quickly notice a great deal of gender segregation across academic disciplines. ...
  • by Lauren Aguilar on Friday, January 13, 2012 - 2:41pm
    The Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research is committed to empowering women’s voices and leadership on the Stanford campus and beyond.  To promote this goal, the Clayman Institute is...
  • by Miranda Mammen on Friday, January 13, 2012 - 2:09pm
    The marriage declineOver the past fifty years, marriage rates have declined throughout the United States. Adults today are more likely to be unmarried than ever before. Intrigued by this development...
  • by Lauren Aguilar on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 11:19am
    In 1971, less than six percent of professors were women and only nine women held tenure at Stanford University. Three students dared to question, “Where were the women’s voices on Stanford’s campus...
  • by Erin Cech on Friday, December 2, 2011 - 2:52pm
    Employee turnover is expensive.  Replacing employees who leave can cost businesses two times the annual compensation packages of those employees—costs which can balloon to...
  • by Shiri Regev-Messalem on Monday, November 14, 2011 - 10:51am

    Dramatic changes to welfare law in Israel over the past decade have resulted in a conflict between poor mothers and the state over the value of caretaking and conceptions of citizenship. In the...

  • by Susan Fisk on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 12:32pm

    We have all heard that women are from Venus and men from Mars, with brains from equally distant galaxies. You may have heard that in comparison to men, women have smaller, inferior brains ruled...

  • by Sharon Jank and Alexander W. Watts on Monday, October 31, 2011 - 2:46pm
    Housed in the midst of Silicon Valley, Stanford students will have a lot of job options upon graduation. However, one thing graduates might not be thinking about as they look for job openings and...
  • by Brenda D. Frink on Monday, October 31, 2011 - 11:54am

    This month marks the anniversary of a little-known event. In October 1906, Mary Kelly, a working-class refugee of San Francisco’s 1906 earthquake and fire, unlawfully occupied a one-room...

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