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Jun 8 2020 | Diana Aguilera
Associate Professor Brent Sockness will be stepping down as faculty director of the Ethics Center’s Undergraduate Honors Program on August 31, concluding over five years of service marked by excellence and innovation. Associate Professor of Political Science Alison McQueen has been appointed as the...
Jun 4 2020 | Rob Reich
The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery have sparked national outrage and forced us to confront, yet again, our long and disturbing history of racial injustice, police brutality, and oppression against Black Americans.  To act effectively and bring about social change, we...
May 1 2020 | Jasmine Wenyi Sun
If you were to stroll through Palo Alto, you would undoubtedly be surrounded by discussions of technology.
Apr 27 2020 | Diana Aguilera
As President Trump says there are plenty of coronavirus tests available, many governors argue they are running short. In recent weeks, the Trump administration has come under growing pressure to do more to assist states in ramping up testing nationwide.
Unforeseen shocks, like the current COVID-19 pandemic, the 2008-09 global financial crisis, or a natural disaster, can wreak havoc on the social and economic well-being of households, communities, states, and countries. The distribution of cash transfers to individuals and families has been used...