The Pusher and Puller

By John Rudolf

Sarah Gruen ’13J.D. has helped a good many women rewrite their lives, turning haunting tales of abuse, addiction and prostitution into success stories of courage, strength and — quite possibly — deliverance.

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Police in the Streets

By John Rudolf

The NYPD is a human line of defense against the unraveling of a city’s life. Some of Notre Dame’s own stand guard on Gotham’s borderlines.

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The Place Called Nowhere

By John Rudolf

Kakuma has been created out of an apparent wasteland, but it is now home to almost 200,000 desperate, resilient, resourceful, uprooted human beings. For Rahul Oka, it is more than a study in anthropology.

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One Hand Extended to Too Many

By John Rudolf

On my last day in Kakuma Refugee Camp, a scorcher in late May, I climb on the back of a boda-boda — the camp’s cheap, impromptu motorcycle taxis — for a ride out to the farthest frontier of the camp, an area called Kakuma Four. At my side is Ed Grode ’71M.A., a retired school principal from Fairview, Pennsylvania, and president of the state’s Notre Dame Club of Erie, who is deeply engaged on refugee issues and working on a documentary about life in the camp.

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Trouble in the Air

By John Rudolf

A pediatrician suspects a connection between pollutants and human health in her community — and her stand becomes a lightning rod for controversy and conflict.

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