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Leading the (water) way


A young alum works for water access in the US and around the world By ANASTASIA BUSIEK


and turned it in to [Associate Professor of Political Science] Alex Grig- orescu. I got it handed back with a big ‘See me’ on it,” McGraw says. Water, as it turns out, was not on the list and was not, by the dictates of that document, considered a human right.“ He said, ‘As punishment, you are going to write about how water


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should be a human right and how you would protect it,’” McGraw recalls. “I assumed, because there was water running through my taps, that water was a human right. But that hasn’t been the case for most of human history.”


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eorge McGraw (BA ’09) hadn’t done his research. Part of his honors capstone at Loyola was a research project on a human right chosen from the Universal Declara- tion of Human Rights. “I picked water at the last minute


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