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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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Ashbrook Scholar Alumna an Expert on National Security Strategy

Ashbrook Scholar Alumna Rebeccah Heinrichs is a fellow at the George C. Marshall Institute and Vice Chairman of the Counter-Proliferation Working Group at the John Hay Initiative. Her writing on national security strategy has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the , National … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Scholar Tests Career Goal Through Internship

It takes discipline to power through the rigorous coursework of an Ashbrook Scholar, especially for those who add on extracurricular activities and work as an intern in the Ashbrook Center. Kayla Toth, an Ashbrook Scholar and intern, exemplifies determination combined with … Continue reading »

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Ben Carson Highlights 29th Annual Memorial Dinner

Pediatric neurosurgeon and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Ben Carson spoke at the 29th annual John M. Ashbrook Memorial Dinner on Thursday, August 21. Over 700 guests attended the dinner, including all 120 Ashbrook Scholars, which makes it one of the best-attended … Continue reading »

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From Humility to Confidence: Lessons from a Semester in Italy

What happens to two Ashbrook Scholars from small towns in Ohio who spend a semester in Florence, Italy? Walking daily in the city that gave birth to the Renaissance, do these students become cultural sophisticates, dropping references to such notable … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Scholars Retrace the Allied Defeat of Nazi Europe

It’s one thing for a student to read the history of World War II and imagine the struggles of those who fought. It’s quite another when a student has the opportunity to visit the difficult terrain they dealt with. This … Continue reading »

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Passing Along the Ashbrook Experience

Recently, two alumni spoke of trying to give their students an educational experience like they received as Ashbrook Scholars. Joseph Postell (2001) completed his Ph.D. at the University of Dallas in 2010 and now teaches Political Science at the University of Colorado … Continue reading »

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