Verdict Still Out on Social Impact of Pao Gender Discrimination Case
On Friday, March 27, the jury in the Ellen Pao gender discrimination case returned a verdict for the defendant Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, finding Pao was not fired in retaliation for her reporting of
With an ever-growing list of accomplishments—from state nondiscrimination laws to inevitable nationwide marriage to prominent positions in society and government—gay Americans and the Gay Agenda continue building momentum toward full equality. And women have played a major role in creating a society that's better for
This week, the high-profile trial of Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) took place in San Francisco Superior Court. KPCB is a well-known venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. Pao is the interim CEO of Reddit and former junior partner at KPCB.
On March 15, entertainment and reality intersected during the final episode of HBO’s six-part documentary, “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.” The documentary, which examined Robert Durst’s life and his connection to three separate murders, made television history during its finale by
Twenty-two states are currently denying healthcare coverage to nearly seven million Americans. The intransigent opposition to the Affordable Care Act from state leadership, primarily in the South and Midwest, has unfairly burdened their residents and created a missed opportunity. Regardless of one’s opinion on other
Prison Replacing Study Hall
Politico explores a Department of Justice report that found Meridian, MS was incarcerating students “so arbitrarily and severely as to shock the conscience.” The article goes on to explore the school-to-prison pipeline that has led to mass incarceration in America. The rapid
As of this year, four states and the nation’s capital have legalized marijuana for recreational use. With Colorado alone selling $700 million worth of marijuana in 2014, it is no surprise that entrepreneurs are looking to capitalize on the cash crop. Like most businesses, these
In recent years, an increasing number of institutions have publicly offered university-level courses online for free. Elite institutions such as Harvard and Yale have recorded a number of their undergraduate courses and posted them online. Specialized providers of massive open online course (MOOC) have also
Last week, Richard Bernstein, the newest member of the Michigan Supreme Court, visited Harvard Law School to give a lunchtime speech entitled, “Justice Is Blind.” Bernstein, the only blind Justice ever elected to the Michigan Supreme Court, reflected on how that hardship shaped his character, giving
The Dodd-Frank Act gives the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) power to go after institutions that engage in unfair, deceptive, and abusive practices against consumers. On September 16, 2014, the CFPB filed a complaint in federal court against Corinthian Colleges for its predatory lending practices.