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4 Mass. residents awarded ‘genius’ grants

$500,000 prize can aid endeavors

Four of this year's MacArthur Foundation fellows hailed from Massachusetts. They are L. Mahadevan (left), Esther Duflo, Rebecca Onie, and Peter Huybers. Each was honored with a $500,000 'genius' grant. Four of this year's MacArthur Foundation fellows hailed from Massachusetts. They are L. Mahadevan (left), Esther Duflo, Rebecca Onie, and Peter Huybers. Each was honored with a $500,000 "genius" grant.
By Carolyn Y. Johnson
Globe Staff / September 22, 2009

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As an intern at Greater Boston Legal Services more than a decade ago, Rebecca Onie was haunted by stories of people who found themselves in desperate straits, choosing between HIV medication and paying rent. (Full article: 706 words)

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