Stories published in 2017

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Federal tax bill has mixed news for Stanford

The final tax bill passed by Congress does not include earlier proposals affecting graduate assistants and employee tuition assistance programs. However, it includes an excise tax on certain university endowments, including Stanford’s.

Stanford Law School —

The tax bill, climate change and ANWR

Stanford Law Professor Deborah Sivas discusses environmental implications of the GOP’s tax bill, including a provision to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.

Political parties more polarized than voters

The nation is no more politically divided than it was in the 1970s, despite how things might appear in the news. Instead, the political parties have sorted into narrow groups.

Doggy therapy

During Finals Week, the Engineering Library hosted dog and owner teams from Pet Partners, volunteers trained in animal therapy, to provide relaxation and stress relief for students and faculty.

New approach to reducing gender inequality at work

A new approach for reducing gender inequality in the workplace has shown promise in a pilot project at several companies. It combines existing tools and adds an evaluation of places where biases could creep in to a company’s procedures.

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies —

What does the end of net neutrality mean for us?

Didi Kuo, academic research and program manager at FSI’s Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective, and Ryan Singel, media and strategy fellow at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society, provide perspective.

Students enhance computers and robots with touch

Students in Allison Okamura’s freshman Introductory Seminar designed touch-based devices to help pedestrians navigate, enhance a classic game and create depth perception for the blind.

Vintage film offers new insights about Antarctica

Applying modern film scanning technology and machine learning to a rare trove of historical airborne radar measurements could provide new insights about how Antarctica’s ice sheets will change in a warming world.