Michael Fu

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Emerson Ideas: Lift Off – Anne Marie Burgoyne, Emerson Collective

I recently had the chance to speak at a Stanford Graduate School of Business Boot Camp to more than 75 graduate students looking to start social good …

New Collaboration Launches to Advance Technology for Children’s Health

The development of new devices and technology for children’s health is often overlooked by industry because the markets are smaller compared with …

New study reveals nuanced story behind wealth disparity across racial and ethnic groups in L.A.

A report released today examining wealth inequality across racial and ethnic groups in Los Angeles shows substantial disparity with Japanese, Asian …

Demographics

Goalkeepers – The Stories Behind the Data

Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births<p>Current projectionIf we progressIf we regress2030 target<p>New cases of HIV per 1,000 people<p>Current projectionIf …

Ellen Pao: Has Anything Really Changed for Women in Tech?

San Francisco — Just five years ago, I sued Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the venture capital firm in Silicon Valley where I had worked since 2005, for bias and gender discrimination. The lawsuit, which I lost, led to the venture capital world closing ranks against me. I had trouble finding …

Showing the Algorithms Behind New York City Services

Let us say that James Vacca is not necessarily the first person you’d think would begin a deeply necessary revolution to peel away some of the secrecy around technology that shapes government decisions. In the 1980s, Mr. Vacca admitted, he told an aide that it would be a waste of money to replace …

How much income you have to earn to be considered middle class in every US state

The American middle class just got a little richer.<p>On Thursday, the US Census Bureau released its 2016 American Community Survey, an annual survey that measures various economic, social, and housing data among US residents.<p>According to the survey, the national median household income rose to …

College textbooks are going the way of Netflix

<i>This is the second in</i> The Vanishing University<i>, a four-part series exploring the tech-driven future of higher education in America. Here are parts one, three, and four.</i><p>A new copy of Glenn Hubbard and Tony O’Brien’s widely used introductory economics textbook costs more than some smartphones. The …

Creative Community Responses to Youth Homelessness

<b>Youth homelessness</b> in the United States is an under-reported crisis.<p>The statistics are truly startling. According to the U.S. Department of Health …

Homelessness

American household income finally topped 1999 peak last year

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stark reminder of the damage done by the Great Recession and of the modest recovery that followed, the median American …

Flipboard

The growing gap between black and white workers’ wages in the US is getting harder to explain

The gap in employment and earnings between black and white workers in the US is nothing new. Still, 53 years after the Civil Rights Act outlawed discrimination, research from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco shows that the gap in wages between races has widened in recent years.<p>The research …

How U.S. News college rankings promote economic inequality on campus

America’s universities are getting two report cards this year. The first, from the Equality of Opportunity Project, brought the shocking revelation that many top universities, including Princeton and Yale, admit more students from the top 1 percent of earners than the bottom 60 percent combined. …

NUS president Shakira Martin: ‘This goes way beyond tuition fees. We are talking about class’

The new president of the National Union of Students (NUS) has not yet met the universities minister, but it would be fun to be a fly on the wall when they finally come face to face.<p>Shakira Martin and Jo Johnson could not come from more contrasting backgrounds: Johnson went to Eton and Balliol …

Sexual Harassment

7 states where you get the best return on a college degree

<b>If you went to a private college 36 years ago, you would have paid only $3,617 each year for college, according to the College Board. Today, you’d</b> …

Why Do Some Poor Kids Thrive?

Researchers tracked hundreds of students in Baltimore to find out what top achievers had that others didn’t.<p>Despite the challenge of growing up in tough areas with few resources, thousands of inner city kids manage to excel academically. But even some students who seem to thrive early on run a …

Education

How JPMorgan Chase Is Fueling Detroit’s Revival

There are two kinds of storefronts on this stretch of Detroit’s West ­McNichols Road: Boarded-up and “Why isn’t this boarded up?” Most of the one- …