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Apr 5 2021 | Diana Aguilera
In California, there are more than 150,000 people experiencing homelessness. Unhoused residents face significant hurdles when trying to find employment, register for government benefits, or sign up for health care without proper identification. Many of these services require an address, leaving...
Mar 29 2021 | Hannah Kunzman
In a social world that is increasingly collapsing the barriers between the online and the offline, novelist and literary critic Lauren Oyler wants to ask the question “How real is the internet?”
Mar 8 2021 | Hannah Kunzman
At the end of the American Civil War, Union leaders issued military orders promising land to formerly enslaved families. This promise, now known as “forty acres and a mule,” was later reversed, and the United States government continued to enact legal measures that compounded the economic effects...
Feb 2 2021 | Georgia Rosenberg
Performance on standardized tests is strongly correlated with socioeconomic status and family background. That relationship, the panelists in Tuesday’s conversation, “Test Scores Optional: What It Means for Access to Higher Education,” largely agreed upon. But they also concluded that simply...
Jan 26 2021 | Malaysia Atwater
Four people who volunteered to be injected with coronavirus to increase the speed of vaccine trials advocated for the use of human challenge vaccine trials during a Tuesday event. The McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society sponsored the event, with Larissa MacFarquhar, staff writer for The New...

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