Oil now flows through the Dakota Access Pipeline and it may never stop, but the point man in the ongoing and politically fraught legal battle to prevent it, Jan Hasselman ’97, bore witness as the Standing Rock Sioux reservation became a worldwide symbol of defiance and revived the notion that power still resides with the people.
Summer 2017 Issue
Six years chasing drug smugglers on the high seas was all it took for this Coast Guard lieutenant to see what the government, for four decades, has not. Despite the billions in money and man hours spent on the War on Drugs, the fight cannot be won. Worse, it has created in America a social catastrophe whose toll continues to mount.