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The ten dollar founding father leaves a mark on 2020

Lin-Manuel Miranda is the mind behind


September 18, 2020

They say, “history has its eyes on you” and that couldn’t be closer to the truth. History has certainly been keeping its eyes on us and 2020 will surely be one that reigns prominent in the minds of everyone for years to come. In the midst of everything 2020 has thrown at the world, the release of Ha...

May we never forget to remember

The AU community pays their respects to all who were lost on September 11, 2001.


September 11, 2020

Maybe I don’t have a lot of room to talk because I was only a year and a half old. Maybe it doesn’t matter what I say since I don’t actually remember anything about that day. Or, maybe four simple words make it mean something to me. “May we never forget.” We hear it every year, and we shou...

AU theatre alumni collect 102 signatures to display career success

Theatre Alumni

September 4, 2020

Letter to the editor This letter is written and sent on behalf of the undersigned alumni of the Ashland University Theatre Department in response to President Carlos Campo’s quote in the news article regarding the phasing out of twenty academic programs.  In the article published on July 27, 2020 ...

Building conditions may explain sudden sunset

Samantha Eron

September 4, 2020

Letter to the editor On July 22nd, Ashland University announced its intention to build an athletic center whose estimated cost is $9.98 million. Three days later, the same institution announced the sunsetting of 20 academic programs, gutting the foreign language and theatre departments. My question...

Sunsetting of majors reflects “no confidence vote”

Julia Hines

September 4, 2020

Letter to the editor On Friday, May 15, AU’s Faculty Senate almost unanimously approved a vote of “no confidence” in Dr. Campo’s abilities as president of the university. Faculty Senate President, Dr. Bonfiglio, wrote that Dr. Campo has “repeatedly demonstrated an inability or unwillingness ...

Student speaks out for accountability

Cincere Freeman-Jones

September 4, 2020

Letter to the editor  In the midst of all the events that have taken place this summer and the creation of the “dearashland” Instagram account, I have taken a deep look into my own experiences while attending Ashland University through a different lens. As I look back at my time spent at Ashlan...

Applegate’s time cut short at AU

Tricia Applegate

September 4, 2020

Letter to the editor If you haven't heard, my position was one of the four eliminated within the department of theatre last spring. Personally, I am grateful for many reasons, but my heart aches deeply for my former colleagues, the students and especially the alumni. I have worked for Ashland Unive...

Cards “stacked against the theatre department”

Nik Demers

September 4, 2020

Letter to the editor The “sunsetting” of the Ashland University Theatre major is something that deeply saddens me, but unfortunately does not surprise me given the way that the Theatre Department has been treated by the Administration over the years. I am a recent graduate of the Theatre program ...

Ashland’s misplaced priorities

Owen McManus

September 4, 2020

Letter to the editor             Ashland University is currently dealing with a severe case of misplaced priorities. Announcing the construction of a $10 million athletics complex the same week as they announce the sunsetting of 20 academic programs is laughable. The fact that our board can d...

How to stay social during a pandemic

People are using outdoor spaces to chill out with friends while remaining socially distanced.

Cass Tolliver

September 3, 2020

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has made life, and in turn, college completely different from normal. In order to have a safe and healthy school year on campus, it is crucial to follow the Health Department’s guidelines. Students lacked in person contact for several month...

Academics vs. sports: a constant fight

The Niss Athletic Center is a 125,000-square-foot indoor athletic and activity center adjacent to the Dwight Schar Athletic Complex. It is scheduled for completion in late Spring 2021.


September 3, 2020

The war between academics and sports starts in high school. Every year at my high school when the time rolled around for varsity letters to be handed out, there would be a fight between music groups such as marching band and various sports teams. People would say “You don’t deserve a letter,” ...

Op-Ed: Corporate social responsibility panel discussion

The corporate social responsibility panel discussion was held on Feb. 12 and was hosted by the Ashland University Political Economy Program as a part of the College of Arts and Sciences' biennial Symposium Against Indifference.

Deborah Fleming

April 28, 2020

OP-ED One purpose of a liberal arts education is to inspire students to question assumptions, but the College of Arts and Sciences Symposium event on February 12 titled “Corporate Social Responsibility” was one-sided and did not inspire critical thinking.  Jon L. Pritchett, CEO of Mississi...