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In America, conversations about grief and loss are often avoided, and in art, tend to be sugarcoated, or even “corny.”

Kent State Assistant Professor and independent filmmaker Dana White is changing that narrative through her work, and was recently recognized by the Ohio Arts Council.

“We don’t address these really uncomfortably topics,” White said. “It’s OK to not be OK. It’s OK that life leaves us with a lot of bruises. It’s not about erasing them. It’s about trying to live with them, about trying to cope. … I don’t think American society is comfortable with tha

Alumni Spotlight

The School of Media and Journalism prepares its students with professional experiences, setting them up for successful futures. Here's how some alumni have taken that experience and made it their own after graduation.

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  • Laura Gordon, '87, had such a fulfilling experience as a Kent State University student, that she now gives back so that others may find their way to the types of relationships and encounters that helped set her on her path. “I think it’s really important to give back when you’ve experienced such valuable support so it’s always been really important to me to be part of that,” she said.

  • Collaboration and teamwork have been the common threads that have led Kent State Media and Journalism alumna Raytevia Evans, M.A. ‘12, through teaching English abroad, graduate school, work as an education reporter and now, as a public information officer. She says that every time she’s produced work she’s proud of, it has been the result of a group project. 

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