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Haley Sims

Feminism and the Wage Gap, Part II: Women, Society and the Workplace

In my last piece, I talked about the question of pay disparities in the workforce, and pointed out that countries with paid maternity leave often have even greater pay disparities than countries without it. Put simply, maternity leave is not a cure-all for gender issues. There are other underlying factors that make the gender pay…

The F Word: Feminism and the Wage Gap

Yes. I’m talking about feminism. Don’t groan and roll your eyes. I know what you’re thinking: “If I have to read one more article about how women are treated unfairly, I’m going to poke my eyes out!” Believe me—that’s how I used to feel every time I saw the word “feminism.” I had this picture…

Slipping through the Cracks, Part II: whY(2E2) So Serious?

In Part I of this column, we delved into the cosmetic errors in the Yang-Yamazaki Environment and Engineering Building (Y2E2) and maybe even learned a bit about all the shortcomings of the building process – shortcomings for which Stanford has simultaneously been on the forefront of providing solutions to. I’ve already taken two classes showcasing…

Slipping through the Cracks, Part I: What’s Huang with this Picture?

This column is the first part of a two-part series. The next segment will run next week. “Inside any building you’ll find war stories,” Stanford Y2E2 Project Engineer Forest Peterson dramatically delivers in a recent meeting, and this line holds more truth than drama. In the building industry, the story of every building is ripe…
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