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AU Student Senate adds Officer of Diversity and Inclusion

Reina Britt, Student Senate PR Officer

October 20, 2019

On Sept. 24, the Ashland University Student Senate passed a resolution that created a new position: an Officer of Diversity and Inclusion. This position’s purpose is to give a voice to the diverse student population of AU. With the help of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Student Senate came...

Why fall break should be longer

Why fall break should be longer

Grace Scarberry

October 18, 2019

Imagine waking up on a weekday. Your alarm didn’t go off and the light is streaming through the window like it does around noon. Your stomach is growling because you spent the last twelve hours catching up on sleep you’ve missed throughout the semester and you’re dying to go eat the pancakes you...

How to make extra money in college

Cass Tolliver

October 3, 2019

College is a time in our lives where we barely get any sleep, are constantly going to classes, and as you probably know, do not have much money. In other words, us college kids are broke. What else would you expect though with tuition costs, meal plans, and book prices? Colleges and universities...

Student job opportunities on campus

Student job opportunities on campus

Avaerie Fitzgerald, MANAGING EDITOR FOR AU LIVE

October 3, 2019

Ashland University seems to be notorious for having a lot of jobs open for students all-year-round. This being said, I have noticed many differences this year in regards to those jobs. It breaks down to this: students are simply not jumping at job opportunities (mainly work study) anymore. Why could...

The Unfairness of Student Meal Plans

The Unfairness of Student Meal Plans

Zach Read, MANAGING EDITOR OF THE COLLEGIAN

September 20, 2019

As far as meal options go around Ashland University, dining services offers very limited alternative options for meal plans. Specifically, student teachers and students with internships should be able to choose what meal plan fits best for them. They are gone for at least two meals every day, which...

The Positive Effects of Social Media

The Positive Effects of Social Media

Cass Tolliver

September 20, 2019

How many times a day do you think you get on a social media app, whether it be on your phone, laptop, etc.? I’m sure the answer varies for each individual person, but that doesn’t change the fact that we all get on social media for some reason. To some people, social media is a place for comparison,...

Offensive or Awareness?

Offensive or Awareness?

Sarah Yeaste, Contributor

September 12, 2019

OPINION September 11 is a day that will forever be remembered in American history. This is a day of loss and mourning for many people. On September 11, AU’s Convocation Center released a dessert to bring remembrance to this day of sadness and loss; however, it missed the mark completely. Convo created ...

Connection Conundrum

Connection Conundrum

Mason Jones

September 6, 2019

The start of the new semester is exciting for every student as there are a lot of new things happening all around campus. New classes, roommates, classmates, dorms, etc. Whether these changes are good or bad, it all depends on how the student handles it, but one change that is on every returning student’s...

Enjoy the weather and yourself

Enjoy the weather and yourself

Cass Tolliver

September 6, 2019

Recently we have been blessed with beautiful, fall-like, mid-70s weather in Ashland and in Ohio in general. As appealing as the air conditioner sounds, take advantage of the breeze and sunshine while it is still around. Fall will come sooner than you think, and the winters at AU are cold and bitter. When...

Memories of Dr. Ajwa

Professor Daniel McDonald

September 6, 2019

I first met Dr. Iyad Ajwa through his role as chair of the faculty development committee. He seemed then to be a thorough, thoughtful colleague, capable of navigating the unique complexities of diverse faculty interests against a backdrop of limited resources. Despite announcing policy changes that...

Tribute to Dr. Iyad Ajwa

Dr. David Aune

September 6, 2019

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Dr. Iyad Ajwa, a highly skilled, faithful, inspiring and dedicated member of the Ashland University faculty. In what follows, I will share some personal reflections of what he meant to me and to the larger AU community. Although we came...

Ajwa’s impact from a student’s perspective

Kelly Fullin

September 6, 2019

I met Dr. Ajwa when I was a senior in high school visiting potential colleges. At the time I was undecided but leaning towards majoring in digital art or math, and met with Dr. Ajwa because he was department chair for math and computer science. While I told him at the time I was unsure and leaning...