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CITY, La Casa, and CLAIS announce Critical Innovation Fund awardees

December 14, 2018

The fund consists of five $1500 awards, granted to teams with innovative proposals for addressing pressing immigration challenges in America.

Julie Dorsey is a winner of Microsoft’s Female Founders Competition

December 14, 2018

Dorsey, founder of the digital drawing company Mental Canvas, will receive $2 million in venture capital funding, as well as access to additional resources.

SOM Insights: Janet Yellen on the Fed and worries for the next downturn

December 13, 2018

The former Federal Reserve chair discusses what the Fed can do to help stabilize the economy and get it turned around when interest rate cuts aren’t enough.

Yale team victorious in Federal Reserve challenge

December 10, 2018

Competitors analyzed the nation’s economic and financial conditions and made monetary-policy recommendations in the style of the Fed’s Open Market Committee.

SOM Insights: The roots of economic inequality

December 6, 2018

The gap between rich and poor is widening, and deeply ingrained social behaviors and biases are a factor, says SOM’s Michael Kraus.

Alumni seek students’ insights into Raise Green crowdfunding platform

November 29, 2018

The co-founders of a crowdsourcing investment platform for renewable energy projects are turning to Yale students to brainstorm ways to reach future customers.

SOM Insights: Can green banks scale clean energy?

November 27, 2018

Richard Kauffman ’83 explains how the New York Green Bank has made possible $1.5 billion in clean energy projects that wouldn’t otherwise have happened.

SOM Insights: Is cannabis a good investment?

November 20, 2018

SOM graduate Brendan Kennedy ’05 discusses the future of the increasingly legal industry, and the risks ahead for investors in the budding industry.

14 teams pitch their big ideas during Accelerator Pitch-Off

November 20, 2018

Sponsored by Tsai CITY, the Accelerator program guides students and teams with innovative ideas through the process of building effective organizations.

SOM Insights: White liberals act less competent with African Americans

November 16, 2018

A new study suggests that White Americans with liberal views use language that makes them appear less competent in an effort to get along with minorities.