Social Sciences

Applying human-centered design to voting places

Stanford’s d.school has partnered with the Healthy Elections Project, a joint collaboration with scholars at Stanford and MIT, to help election officials address some of the unprecedented challenges the pandemic poses to November’s general election.

The 2020 U.S. election, issues and challenges

From addressing how to vote safely during a pandemic to tackling disinformation and misinformation on social media, Stanford scholars examine the issues and uncertainties facing American voters as they cast their ballot in November’s general election. 

Stanford Graduate School of Business —

Calculating the health benefits of Medicaid expansion

A controversial arm of the Affordable Care Act reduced strokes, heart disease, and other ailments among older, low-income patients, a new study finds.

Stanford Graduate School of Business —

VCs and COVID-19: We’re doing fine, thanks

A survey of more than 1,000 venture capitalists finds that investors predict only a tiny dip in portfolio performance – and that the cash spigot remains open.

Political scientist John Manley dies at 81

John Manley was a dedicated scholar of American government and political and class interest, as well as a committed advocate of academic independence and integrity.

Stanford Magazine —

How to build a movement

Social change can seem sudden, as if millions awoke one day to the same realization. But really, scholars say, consensus is constructed through thousands of small acts over generations.