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The top stories that got us thinking this month.

video: Reimagining Discarded America

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from Alumni Education

Professor Michelle Wilde Anderson shares a study of wealth inequality and the dismantling of local government in four working-class cities that argue for reinvestment in people-centered leadership.

Wastewater Helps Reveal COVID’s Real Reach

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from Stanford Engineering

Civil and environmental engineer Alexandria Boehm joins Stanford Engineering’s The Future of Everything podcast to discuss how a new form of epidemiology is using the tools of engineering to test wastewater to track COVID-19’s true spread.

Tackling Food and Health Disparities

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from Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health

Professor Christopher Gardner answers five questions about the ways we can adapt our food systems to provide healthier food across a range of demographics—while also helping the planet.

Profile of Toomer

Meet Lauren Toomer

Honoring the human body through art.

All About Alums

Spotlights, news and profiles on Stanford alumni around the world.

On His Terms

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from STANFORD magazine

Stephen Breyer, ’59, reflects on his 50 years on the Supreme Court as he sits down with journalist Pete Williams, ’74, to discuss the history of the Court, public perceptions of it, and its members’ varying approaches to deciding cases.

Deck the Halls

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from STANFORD magazine

Becki Goodloe, ’86, couldn’t find stores that sold Black Christmas decorations. So she started her own.