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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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Ashbrook Scholars Discuss Contentious Primaries with Foreign Journalists

Visiting bellwether Ohio to find explanations for this unusual presidential primary season, a group of foreign journalists stopped by the Ashbrook Center to hear the views of Ashbrook Scholars. The journalists were traveling on a U.S. State Department-sponsored tour. Six … Continue reading »

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Alumni Give Presentation on Legislative Fellowship

Earlier this month Ashbrook was pleased to welcome back three of our Spring 2015 Ashbrook Scholar graduates, Kate Brickner, September Long, and Brent Rossman. These Ashbrook alumni gave a presentation to current Ashbrook Scholars about the Legislative Services Council Fellowship … Continue reading »

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Students Participate in Speech Competition

  In the Ashbrook Scholar Program at Ashland University, students are taught to speak their minds, holding discussions with their classmates and teachers as equals. It is in this learning environment that students learn the meaning of constitutional self-government, democracy, … Continue reading »

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Graduating Ashbrook Scholars Receive Statesmanship Thesis Awards

At a reception honoring graduating Ashbrook Scholars on May 8, Professor Peter Schramm and other faculty reminded Scholars that their four years of intense study had been an interval of purposeful leisure. Even as they had tested themselves in the … Continue reading »

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Chemistry PhD Learned Essential Skills as Ashbrook Scholar

Most Ashbrook Scholars major in history and political science. Some take a minor in the field while focusing on other areas. Among the latter is Alumna Katie Moga, who recently defended her PhD thesis in a cutting-edge area of analytical … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Scholars Reveal Their Lives as Readers in Speech Contest

Public speaking is an art essential to democracy. Yet in most universities today, students must major in communications to practice it. Not so in the Ashbrook Scholar program, which builds practice in speech into every political theory and history seminar. … Continue reading »

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