Linda Bell final.jpg
January 25, 2018
Applied labor economist Linda Bell, PhD '86, discovered that the gender gap in pay seen among top executives disappeared in companies run by women. As provost of Baranard College, she continues to delve into the reasons behind this finding while... Read More
A politician speaks, but his face is covered with a pie chart piece.
January 25, 2018
The new age of big data was supposed to make decisions easier, and in some ways it has. Data tells you how much you’re going to like a new film on Netflix. Data lets you know when you can stop running on that treadmill. Data helps predict hurricanes... Read More
Illustration showing doctors caring for elderly and young patients, and performing surgery
January 25, 2018
As a child, Mitra Akhtari and her family immigrated to the United States. Back in Iran, her mother had practiced medicine, but in the US, she needed to pass three board exams and complete a residency before she could continue her career. Akhtari... Read More
Illustration of a several musical instruments, including a Guitar Hero guitar
January 25, 2018
Ewedihalew, yene konjo, ewedihalew yene fikir fikir fikir, yene fikir fikir fikir That lilting verse, though written in Amharic, would be familiar to the millions of American fans of the Canadian Grammy-winning R&B artist The Weeknd. Sung by a... Read More
Congressman Bill Foster
January 25, 2018
Bill Foster didn’t plan on a career in politics. He founded and ran a successful business for several years before returning to his first love: physics. After earning his PhD from Harvard, he started yet another career: as a US Congressman... Read More