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If you drive by or stroll along the lakefront on the Evanston campus on a regular basis, you might have noticed that the color of Lake Michigan has been changing the past few years. While most of the time the water is a familiar slate blue-gray or brown-green color, there are days when it turns a Caribbean blue, almost turquoise.

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When you’re the child of two Holocaust survivors, as I am, the enormity of that event stays with you forever. And yet, because it’s your own parents who suffered so greatly, you find it difficult — if not impossible — to talk to them about it.

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Northwestern professors Brian Uzzi and Adam Waytz and alumnus Mark Knickrehm weigh in on the promise and peril of artificial intelligence.

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Champion triathlete and medical researcher Jacquie Godbe is helping develop and improve stem cell treatments.

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As the mother of an adopted Guatemalan teenager who fled kidnapping threats in his home country and who lost his parents to gang violence, I am grateful to Uzoamaka and all the immigration attorneys like her who are fighting for these young asylum seekers. Through their unwavering commitment to and compassion for these young adults, they are saving — and transforming — lives.

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Now, perhaps more than ever, it is critical that we continue the LGBTQ movement’s fight for recognition and representation. The health of our community depends on it.

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Three Northwestern professors break down the most important factors in the rise of China’s global influence and the implications for the United States and its standing in the world.

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Nyree Zerega, who studies evolution, genetic diversity, origins and pollination biology of plants, finds inspiration in her colleagues — people who are passionate about getting outdoors to learn about ecosystems around the world.

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Welcome to the new Northwestern Magazine! Our goal for the redesign was to reflect the unique spirit and attributes of Northwestern and its community of faculty, students and alumni in a more flexible and engaging format.

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Medill alumna Susan Page, the Washington, D.C., bureau chief for USA Today, remembers well the first time she interviewed candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election. “He said, ‘Susan, I so admire your work,’” Page ’73 recounted in a panel discussion at Medill late last year.

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tim franklin journalism professor and senior associate dean at medill