Richard Mertens

Thirsty planet

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Water is life, but ever scarcer. The most promising approaches to a mounting global problem may be molecular.

City limits

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Chicago Harris’s Gary Project joins forces with a dynamic new mayor to reframe the Indiana steel town’s future.

Held to account

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A Divinity School alumnus keeps ethical conduct front and center at his company.

The soul of medicine

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For ethicist and doctor Daniel Sulmasy, medical progress is about more than the body.

Needle and threat

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The road to safe, reliable bioweapon vaccines for children is fraught with ethical peril. On campus last fall, experts began to plot it out.

Political pioneer

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Patsy Mink, JD’51, was a tenacious and determined politician.

Ahead of her time

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Jessie Taft, PhB 1905, PhD 1913, was a matriarch of modern social work.

One door closes

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“Are you a member of the Communist Party?” George Anastaplo, AB’48, JD’51, PhD’64, refused to answer that question, a refusal that shaped his life.

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