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Ashbrook Scholars Learn about Sparta from an Expert

  Ashbrook Scholars attend six colloquia a year as part of the Ashbrook Scholar Program.  Colloquia are informal discussions with academics who discuss a recent book or article that they have published.  The subject matter for these colloquia cover a … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Alumnus Teaches the Importance of Space Exploration

On the evening of July 20, 1969, nearly all Americans gathered around their television sets to watch Neil Armstrong take “One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” President John F. Kennedy had declared eight years earlier … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Scholars Win Award at National Model Arab League

The Ashbrook Scholar Program’s delegation to the National Model Arab League Competition, freshmen Katheryn Wickberg and Kaitlyn Clark and sophomore Sean Quigley, won a distinguished delegation award – the first time a delegation from Ashland University has received this honor … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Scholar Discovers the Big Picture in the Details of D.C.

Senior Ashbrook Scholar Tyler MacQueen spent the summer of 2018 in Washington D.C., interning for Senator Rob Portman of Ohio. This was Tyler’s first political internship, and he gained from it a deeper appreciation for America’s unique form of government. … Continue reading »

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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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