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Ashbrook Scholar Alum Write Handbook for Political Candidates

A new book by Ashbrook Scholar alumna Casey Lucius (’97) offers frank advice to young people aspiring to elective office. Lucius, a Republican, ran for Congress in 2016. Scrappy Campaigning: Ten Things I Learned about Life and Leadership on the … Continue reading »

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Former Editor Guides Ashbrook Scholars in Essay Contest

This fall, 19 Ashbrook Scholars seized an opportunity to hone their writing skills with the advice of a professional writer, editorialist Kevin O’Brien. After retiring as deputy editorial page editor of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland’s daily newspaper, the O’Brien offered … Continue reading »

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Through Museum Internship, Ashbrook Scholar Learns to Preserve History

Family mysteries can lead us to search history. Madeleine Emholtz, an Ashbrook Scholar from Florida, began reading about World War II because of her great-grandmother, who grew up in Germany and lived through the war there. After marrying a serviceman … Continue reading »

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Alum Takes Lessons from Congressional Race

Recently Casey Lucius, a 1997 graduate of the Ashbrook Scholar Program, learned what it felt like to challenge Goliath. Lucius ran in 2016 as the Republican candidate for the open seat in her left-leaning Central Coast, California Congressional district. A … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Scholars Place First at Model Arab League

During the weekend of February 13, 11 Ashbrook Scholars made the journey to Oxford, Ohio to participate in the Ohio Valley Regional Model Arab League. Model Arab League functions much like Model UN, where each participating team is assigned a … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Scholar Wins National Essay Competition

Recently, junior Ashbrook Scholar, Dennis Clark, entered the Douglas B. Rogers Conditions of a Free Society Essay Competition at St. Vincent College. The competition seeks to honor the memory of a former scholar Doug Rogers who died tragically in 2011, … Continue reading »

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Students Introduced to the Principles of Liberal Education during Freshman Orientation

Like many universities Ashland reserves time at the beginning of the school year for an orientation period where new students can acclimate to campus life. Unlike other universities, however, the Ashbrook Scholar Program uses this time to instill its incoming … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Scholars Observe Death Penalty Appeal

A group of Ashbrook Scholars traveled to Columbus in July to observe an Ohio Supreme Court hearing, joining other college students in watching the appeal of a lower court murder conviction that had resulted in the death penalty. In Ohio, all capital … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Scholar Attends Prestigious Summer History Program

“A lot of Ashbrook Scholars are gung-ho about becoming the next Senator. I just want to work in a museum,” says Shelby Boatman, a rising senior in the Ashbrook Scholar program. Boatman was selected to be one of 14 students … Continue reading »

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Students Discuss Judicial Philosophy

  On April 21, 2016, senior Ashbrook Scholars A.J. Thomas and Ivan Larson held a debate on Supreme Court Justices Kennedy and Scalia and how their judicial philosophies differ. Several students as well as a few faculty members were in … Continue reading »

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