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OHIO Alumni head to Washington D.C. for Policy Forum about 114 Congress


Four Ohio University entities collaborated to host Ohio University’s D.C. Policy Forum November 13 in Washington D.C. The College of Arts & Sciences, the Scripps College of Communication, the Ohio University Alumni Association and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs planned the event, which was held in the offices of the Nixon Peabody LLP law firm. This year’s forum marks the third such event hosted by Ohio University. The event features panelists, all OHIO alumni, who discussed the issues that will face the 114th Congress. Moderator Clarence Page, columnist and editorial writer for the Chicago Tribune and a 1969 graduate of the College of Communication, led the discussion. Read on for a photo essay from the forum.

Photos by Chad Bartlett, MA ’10.

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Stephanie Rapp, a 2007 College of Communication graduate, mingles with other alumni at the event.

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Panelist Graham “Rusty” Mathews graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the College of Arts and Sciences in 1970.

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Clarence Page, the panel moderator, introduces himself to the audience, and displays his recently published book. Page also received an honorary degree from Ohio University in 1993.

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Cory Fritz, who graduated from the College of Communication in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, sits on the panel. He currently works as the Communication Director in Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner’s office.

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Panelist Kyle Kondik, who graduated from the College of Communication with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism in 2006, responds to a policy question from the moderator. Kondik is the Managing Editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball, an election analysis website run out of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics.