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Teaching behind a mask

Dr. David Aune wearing a mask while teaching

Avaerie Fitzgerald and Grace Scarberry

September 18, 2020

Beyond the masks, six-foot distance and foggy glasses, the world of higher education has been witness to many changes in a short period of time. New mandates have plagued campuses as new school years begin, with administration on standby awaiting a signal that may shut universities down once agai...

Coburn Art Gallery celebrates 100 years of women’s suffrage with “Women of resilience” exhibition

Teresa Hahn

September 18, 2020

On Aug. 31, 2020, the Ashland University Coburn Art Gallery celebrated the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by opening their exhibition titled “Woman of Resilience.” The exhibition will be open until Oct. 1. The amendment was ratified on Aug. 18, 1920 and gave women in th...

AU correctional education program continues to add new sites

Graduated students from the correctional education program.


September 18, 2020

After postponing development over the summer due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Ashland University is expanding their Correctional Education department by implementing 24 new sites. The program now has an outreach of 100 sites in 11 different states and the District of Columbia Jail. One such sit...

Group X in full swing with face-to-face and online exercise classes

Emmalee Lamolinara

September 18, 2020

Group X classes are back in full swing this fall semester here at Ashland University. Classes officially started back up on Sept. 8. The exercise group offers 5-8 different classes that are free to all AU Rec Center members and students of Ashland University. Exercises take place in 30-person occu...

Ashland University ResLife revamps protocols and training for COVID-19

Taylor Kaye has a Friends inspired board on the second floor of Jacobs.

Chante Rutherford, Reporter

September 15, 2020

As Ashland University continues to navigate campus with new rules and regulations for COVID-19, the faculty and staff have taken action to make sure each student is prepared with the knowledge and precautions necessary. For many, the thought of coming back to campus was up in the air when considering ...

COVID-19 concerns prompt joint commencement ceremony in 2021

Students and faculty hope to have a normal commencement ceremony in May 2021.

Alayna Ross

September 14, 2020

Ashland University has decided to honor the Spring and Winter of 2020 classes with the Spring Class of 2021 in joint commencement exercises on the weekend of May 8, 2021. The decision comes in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic and concerns with the spread of the virus on campus.  According to...

Ashland Symphony Orchestra announces virtual season

The Ashland Symphony Orchestra in concert.

September 10, 2020

PRESS RELEASE The Ashland Symphony Orchestra will present a series of recorded concerts throughout the 2020-2021 concert season. These Pandemini Concerts and Living Room Concerts will be available on the Ashland Symphony Orchestra’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. Most videos will be public,...

Campus Shield: Monitoring COVID-19 at Ashland University

AU junior, Alex Whipple, prepares his campus shield badge before heading into the Rec Center

Lydia Bice

September 9, 2020

As Ashland University students have made their return to campus, they are required to complete a COVID-19 self-assessment every day before class, work or any other day-to-day activities.  This self-assessment tool is featured on the Campus Shield app, an application that was already being used b...

COVID-19 information and updates

Signs regarding masks and COVID-19 safety were placed outside of each building on campus.


September 4, 2020

COVID-19. It has been talked about for all of the summer, and we will continue to bring you updates throughout the semester to keep you informed so you can make the best health decision. Rick Ewing, vice president of operation and planning, has been preparing for the return of students by cleanin...

Freshman enrollment numbers drop, positivity remains


September 4, 2020

Over the course of a few months, Ashland University has undergone cuts, layoffs and furloughs while adjusting to the new rules and regulations regarding COVID-19. These cuts were partly brought on by the sunsetting of certain majors and minors, one of those being theatre. President Dr. Campo said th...

92 days of continued protest in downtown Ashland

Ashland artist Rafael Serrano posing with one of his BLM pieces.


September 4, 2020

As the Black Lives Matter movement continues to grow across the nation, the Ashland community marked their 92nd day of continued protesting today at the intersection of Main Street and Claremont Avenue. The protesting began informally by Keon Singleton on June 4, who took his first stand against police b...

Rec Center makes policy changes to keep Eagle Nation safe

All Rec Center users must present the COVID-19 self assessment badge from the Campus Shield app upon entering the building.


September 3, 2020

As students make their return to Ashland University this fall, they can expect to see changes made to combat the spread of coronavirus and the Rec Center is no exception as they take steps to make sure they are keeping their facility safe and sanitary.  “The Rec Center is going to look a lot d...