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All cover photos are courtesy of The Lantern and its photographers: Mackenzie Shanklin is a third-year journalism major with a minor in both photography and media production and analysis. She is from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and is currently the photo editor at The Lantern. Christian Harsa is a first-year psychology student with a minor in photography. He is from Twinsburg, Ohio, and is the current assistant photography editor at The Lantern.

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June 12, 2021

SSI board member Matthew Mitten, Marquette law professor and executive director of the National Sports Law Institute of Marquette University Law School, testified June 9 about “NCAA Athlete NIL…

June 12, 2021

SSI Director Nicole Kraft wrote recently in The Conversation about the ways in which sports press conferences are compromised by poor questions and can be improved by taking the chess approach to…

May 23, 2021

The fourth and final session of Sports and Society Initiative's "Intersectionality of Change," focused on "Reporting Out, Moving Forward" and included a 75-minute talk between Luke Fedlam of…

April 23, 2021

The Sports and Society Initiative is honored to announce award winners for its third annual Undergraduate Student Research fair.

The presentation from Ohio State's Emily Nothnagle on the…

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