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Alumni News | Abigail Mulligan puts M.A. in Law, Justice & Culture to work helping renters in need during COVID

Abigail Mulligan, outdoors portraitFrom Ohio University News Helping people facing eviction during the pandemic rocked Abigail Mulligan’s world as she dealt with the in-person reality of what she’d studied in class. Mulligan works as a legal assistant for the United Community Housing Coalition in Detroit, where the staff helps represent people in landlord-tenant […]

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Posted on 11/17/2021

Ellen Gill-Franks Gets Distinguished Engagement Award for Sociology, Her Next Stop is Supreme Court of Ohio

Ellen Gill-Franks at Supreme CourtEllen Gill-Franks ’22 has been adding a lot of adventures and accolades to her resume at Ohio University. Her next stop is an externship with the Public Information Office of the Supreme Court of Ohio this summer. “I always joke that my greatest strength and weakness is that I say […]

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Posted on 05/14/2021

Alumni News | Detwiler Takes Passion for LGBTQ+ Rights, Community Organizing to Law School

Dominic Detwiler, portraitDominic Detwiler is a 2020 graduate of Ohio University who has continued to serve the Athens community, as well as the state of Ohio, in his work as a public policy strategist for Equality Ohio. His dedication to advocacy, service, and equality was at the forefront of his academic pursuits […]

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Posted on 04/28/2021

10 Arts & Sciences, 2 HTC Students Get OHIO Leadership Awards

Majed Zailaee, with Leadership Awards logoTen Arts & Sciences students and two from the Honors Tutorial College were among 39 honored at Ohio University’s annual leadership awards celebration on April 14. These students “went above and beyond the call of duty to serve their communities, mentor fellow students, and lead with passion and compassion,” said […]

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Posted on 04/15/2021

Alumni News | Shoemaker DeMio, Alumni Develop Inclusive U.S. History Curriculum

Paige Shoemaker DeMio, portraitAn extraordinary aspect of being a Bobcat is that even when Bobcats leave Athens, they take countless pieces of their Ohio University education with them. This is certainly the case for Paige Shoemaker DeMio, who graduated in 2017 double majoring in Political Science Pre-Law and Sociology-Criminology with a certificate in […]

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Posted on 04/12/2021

Sparks Honored With Ohio Innocence Project Award

Jada Sparks, portraitJada Sparks, a graduate student pursuing an M.A. in Law, Justice & Culture, was awarded the first-ever Dr. Donna Mayerson Student Leadership Award from the Ohio Innocence Project. In 2020, OIP announced the award was created to “honor and celebrate student leaders and their invaluable contributions to educating people in […]

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Posted on 01/19/2021

Anton Op-Ed Probes Impact of Prison Releases on Families

Victoria Anton, portraitOhio University alumna Victoria Anton ’20, now pursuing an M.A. in Sociology at OHIO, authored an op-ed in the Athens News headlined What can happen behind closed doors and how to fix it for justice-involved families. With the onset of the COVID-19 global health pandemic, prison populations have been a […]

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Posted on 12/30/2020

Hendrix Pens Op-Ed on COVID Relief for Thousands Released from Prison

Wilson Hall, photo taken from college greenOhio University alumna Clara Hendrix ’20, now pursuing an M.A. in Sociology at OHIO, authored an op-ed in the Athens News headlined There is no COVID-19 relief for thousands being released from U.S. prisons. As the devastating effects of COVID-19 continue to ravage the country, there have been endless calls […]

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Posted on 12/30/2020

2 A&S Faculty Chosen for MAC’s Academic Leadership Development Program

From left, Cynthia Anderson, Lisa Harrison, Jason Trembly and Morgan Vis were selected as this year's Mid-American Conference (MAC) Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows.From Ohio University News Two Arts & Sciences faculty are among four from Ohio University selected as the 2020-21 Mid-American Conference Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP) Fellows: Cynthia Anderson, professor and chair of Sociology and Anthropology and director of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies in the College of Arts & […]

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Posted on 10/07/2020

Alumni News | Jenny Hall-Jones Named Interim Vice President for Student Affairs

Jenny Hall-Jones, portraitFrom Ohio University News Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis announced that Jenny Hall-Jones has been named interim Vice President for Student Affairs at Ohio University effective Oct. 24, 2020. Hall-Jones, who has served in several key roles at Ohio University over the past 24 years, is a three-time Bobcat, […]

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Posted on 09/21/2020