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Matthew Ward studies law and justice, puts degree to work as an OHIO Civil Rights Investigator

Matthew Ward

From Ohio University News Ohio University alumnus Matthew Ward was drawn to the M.A. in Law, Justice & Culture program as a way to learn more about social justice issues following the murder of George Floyd. “In the Summer of 2020, I, like many others, was moved by the civil […]

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February 8, 2022 at 2:48 pmAlumni News

Alumni News | A movement lawyer, Olayemi Olurin speaks out about incarceration, public policy

Olayemi Olurin, public defender in New York City

From Ohio University News Ohio University alumna Olayemi Olurin is a public defender at the Legal Aid Society and a lawyer in New York City. She recently authored an opinion piece in Teen Vogue headlined “Law & Order Taught Americans to Root for the Police,” writing specifically about the horrors […]

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January 24, 2022 at 8:39 amNews

Alumni News | Kim M. Reynolds: Making a creative space for Black queer people

Kim M. Reynolds

Ohio University alum Kim M Reynolds BSC, CERT ’17 (she/they) is a Black and, queer critical media scholar, writer and artist from Cincinnati, Ohio. They are now based in Cape Town, South Africa, but their voice can be heard around the world through media outlets such as Teen Vogue and […]

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September 23, 2020 at 8:42 amAlumni News

Notable Alumni | LeKeisha Grant Embodies Entrepreneurship, Empowers Young Women

LeKeisha Grant

By Regina Yoong Editor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. Lekeisha Grant ’07 Specialized Studies Lekeisha Grant is an entrepreneur. She started her […]

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October 20, 2019 at 12:42 pmAlumni News

WGSS Panel Discusses Global Gender Justice, Transnational Feminism

From left: Bobby Walker, Dr. Pronoy Rai, Dr. Catherine Cutcher, Dr. Eve Ng

by Kristin Distel The Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies program welcomed back several of its alumni for the annual Reunion and Roundtables event, which featured a keynote address, several discussion panels, and a reception. The day’s second panel, titled “Working for Transnational Gender Justice,” featured three OHIO alumni: Bobby Walker, […]

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January 9, 2019 at 11:46 amAlumni News

Happy Beginnings | Olurin Clerks for New York Appeals Court, Looks Ahead to Law School Graduation, Bar Examination

Olayemi Olurin

Editor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. Olayemi Olurin ’15 is in her last semester of law school at St. John’s University School of Law in Queens, NY, on a full tuition scholarship. During […]

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March 5, 2018 at 11:13 amAlumni

Notable Alumni | Alum Dedicated to Working with LGBTQ Youth in New York

Bryson Rose

Editor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences launches the Notable Alumni Awards, honoring 37 Notable Alumni in 2017 for broad accomplishments in their careers, a commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University, the College of Arts & Sciences, and its students. Bryson Rose ’09 African American […]

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October 25, 2017 at 10:21 amAlumni News