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Rena N. Lauer
Rena Nechama Lauer is a Ph.D Candidate in History at Harvard University. A scholar of medieval history and Jewish Studies, Rena is currently writing a dissertation on the social history of the Jews of Crete during the centuries of Venetian colonial rule. Rena has taught at Harvard University and at Miami University (Ohio). She currently lives with her husband in Oxford, Ohio.

Blog Entries by Rena N. Lauer

Wealth and Poverty in a University Town

(6) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 6:32 PM

The cashier told the woman in front of me that she couldn't buy the sack of potatoes. WIC, the government food program for mothers and children, would not pay for starches, and so the potatoes she had chosen -- "mistaking" them for a vegetable -- had to go back to...

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