Briefing Room



Working to be an agent of change

When Cathleen Williams ’95 began noticing that her views and experiences as an African American, single mother were not represented on national television, she knew she wanted to make things happen.

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‘I enjoy giving back’

In committing nearly 30 hours per month to community service work, Shawna L’Italien ’96 says she not only enjoys giving back, but she feels it’s a duty.

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Alumnus finds formula for fascinating practice

Matt Zisk ’97 works with clients in today’s cutting-edge industries: renewable energy, clean technologies, pharmaceutical, and even next-generation fertilizers.

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Protecting, advocating for Ohio’s consumers

Linda Cook ’87 has spent her entire career in legal aid. Now, as a senior attorney with the Ohio Poverty Law Center, she focuses on consumer rights by advocating for change and protection on a statewide level.

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The road less traveled

Henry Schuck, senior vice president of sales and general counsel for DiscoverOrg, has watched the company he helped found in 2007 grow from seven employees to 50 and its revenues skyrocket from $172,000 in 2007 to $2.8 million in 2010.

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Alumnus to compete in ‘toughest footrace on earth’

Richard Davies ’80 is going on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, in part, to raise awareness for Down syndrome.

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Kelley Griesmer ’93 Takes on Cancer as COO of Pelotonia

Kelley Griesmer ’93 is drenched in lime green, from her shirt to her wristwatch to her messenger bag. A stack of posters are tucked under one elbow, as she cradles a smartphone and large caffeinated tea in her hand. Two […]

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Allen Bohnert ’06 wins key death penalty stay

Allen Bohnert ’06 looked up from his desk at the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Ohio to see four grinning externs in his doorway on July 8. “What’s up with all of you guys?” […]

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Douglas Mancino ’74 Helps Health Care Organizations Prepare for Affordable Care Act

Whether assisting clients with crafting responses to IRS audits or working with hospitals trying to meet the requirements of the oft-debated Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Douglas Mancino ’74 finds his practice in health care and federal tax law […]

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Former Mayor, Governor, Senator Voinovich ’61 Reflects

While Voinovich gave several examples of bipartisan efforts at home and abroad to aid the United States’ economy and security, he shared his frustration that finding common ground on significant issues does not happen often enough in Congress. Republican and […]

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Clarence Dass ’10 Hosts Radio Show

Lawyers should get out of their offices more often. That is what Clarence Dass ’10 believes – and what motivated him to approach a Detroit radio station about launching a legal education initiative.

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Amanda Masters ’96 Fights for Fair Housing in NYC

As the perennial new kid, Amanda Masters ’96 grew up watching the way people treated strangers.

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