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Water, water everywhere, but not enough to drink

By John Monczunski

As climate change accelerates, worldwide fresh water supplies are predicted to become increasingly stressed. However, with all that sea sloshing around, there should be enough for everybody, right? Just remove the salt. Problem solved. Well, not quite.

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The Playroom: Sound and fury

By Maraya Steadman '89, '90MBA

I am sitting on cement bleachers at an ice rink southeast of Chicago’s O’Hare airport, our home ice. The kids and I are nearing the end of our day, I am tired and my butt is cold. I would like for the women seated near me to stop talking. Endless, mindless chatter about nothing. What merit is left to silence?

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Molarity Classic 111-115

By Michael Molinelli '82

Strips 111-115 of the popular comic strip Molarity, which previewed in The Observer in 1977, follow the protest over the housing lottery, a little publication called “the dog book,” and the agony of finals.

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The Rome of the Americas

By John Nagy ’00M.A.

Winds of change are stirring in Cuba, and Notre Dame’s School of Architecture is exploring opportunities to help the city of Havana frame its future while preserving the rich and classic beauty of its past.

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Another tour of duty

By Tim Dougherty ’07

In the years since the collapse of the World Trade Center’s twin towers, hundreds of thousands of American youths have signed up for military service to sacrifice life and limb for the welfare of their fellow Americans. Dr. Kenneth Graf has spent much of that time trying to keep them from having to.

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Anything But Clear

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

Sexual assault is a crime few people want to talk about. It’s a tough topic — personally invasive and legally loaded, intricately complicated and sensitive. It’s national in scope and particularly problematic on college campuses.

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Family hug

By Kathleen Toohill '12

Twice that weekend, both on my flight to San Diego on Thursday and my return flight to campus that Sunday, I felt like I was going home.

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About the Commons

By Jay Walljasper

The commons is actually a simple notion, but advocates say it has huge ramifications for how we lead our lives, maintain our communities and organize our society in the years to come.

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Sites to behold

By Liam Farrell '04

Notre Dame football expanded into the digital world along with the Internet and blogging explosion over the past decade. Here are some sites for the Notre Dame and college football fan.

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