{"items": [{"priority": "1", "title": "Harnessing the Power of Waste", "summary": "Lisa Dyson '97 is taking the plastics out of petroleum-based products — and carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.", "teaser": "Read the story in Brandeis Magazine.", "image": {"src": "/feature/images/lisa-dyson/lisa-dyson-978.jpg", "alt": "Lisa Dyson '97"}, "thumb": {"src": "/feature/images/lisa-dyson/lisa-dyson-82.jpg", "alt": "Harnessing the Power of Waste"}, "color": "#263575", "target": "_self", "story": "http://www.brandeis.edu/magazine/2015/spring/inquiry/dyson.html"},{"priority": "2", "title": "The power of '140 Characters'", "summary": "This summer, Kevin Dupont ’16 is traveling to research social media’s ability to affect social unrest around the world.", "teaser": "Read more about Kevin's trip.", "image": {"src": "/feature/images/kevin-dupont/Kevin-Dupont-2-978.jpg", "alt": "Brandeis Student Kevin Dupont '16"}, "thumb": {"src": "/feature/images/kevin-dupont/Kevin-Dupont-82.jpg", "alt": "Student to embark on social media research trip around the world"}, "color": "#0e68ac", "target": "_self", "story": "https://www.brandeis.edu/global/news/2015/cnc-dupont.html"},{"priority": "2", "title": "Lisa Lynch becomes interim president", "summary": "World-renowned economist Lisa Lynch assumed the position of interim president of Brandeis on July 1.
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