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President pulls controversial recommendations

By Chris Bils

May 2, 2014

Recommendations made by Ashland University President Fred Finks and Provost Frank Pettigrew have been pulled from Board of Trustees consideration following a statement to all faculty by Finks on Friday afternoon.Finks and Pettigrew presented a list of recommendations to the Board of Trustees Executive Committee o...

More budget cuts

By Teresa Williams

August 15, 2013

Every year, the schedule for Orientation Weekend includes a picnic and involvement fair on the Founders Hall lawn Sunday afternoon before classes begin for the semester. However, this school year features a change from this tradition. Rather than taking place outside Founders, the picnic was cancelled ...

A closer look at the cutting of AU men’s soccer

By Chris Bils

August 15, 2013

Ashland University expects to save $382,558 by next year by cutting the men’s soccer program, according to university President Frederick Finks.Many changes were made this summer due to difficulties regarding Ashland University’s budget. One of the largest and most talked about changes was the decision...

Letter to the Editor: Finks urges students to use crosswalk

February 21, 2013

Dear Students, Ashland University’s administration cares about the safety of its students and they have done much recently to protect its students who are crossing a number of streets on campus, including College Avenue, Claremont Avenue, King Road and Broad Street. The University has worked with ...

Editorial: November 15, 2012

November 15, 2012

During the all institution meeting on Nov. 13 Ashland University President Dr. Fred Finks discussed the budgetary issues the university has been experiencing and the steps they are taking to rectify the problem. Finks discussed similar information less than two weeks ago at a faculty senate meeting on Nov. ...

Pres. Finks addresses budget cuts

By Melanie Sudar

November 15, 2012

Beginning in January, Ashland Univeristy will cut around $850,000 in budget cuts. These cuts will include 12 -15 staff and faculty positions and programs that are yet to be determined. “Our goal in all of this is that we will be able to maintain the quality of our work with fewer people in certain...

Budget cuts again

By Teresa Williams

November 8, 2012

Ashland University will experience additional budget cuts once again this year. Despite these cuts, the university remains confident about the future and hopes to limit the impact of the changes. At a recent faculty senate meeting, President Fred Finks discussed two main reasons behind the budget defi...

AU among top 200 US universities

By Andrea Stevenson

October 4, 2012

The U.S News & World Report ranked Ashland University in the top 200 national universities in their 2013 rankings. This is the second consecutive year in which AU has been recognized in these rankings. “I am extremely proud,” President Dr. Fred Finks said. “This is significant in that we are only one of...

“You can’t buy tradition”

By Chris Bils

October 4, 2012

This season, the crowds for football games at Jack Miller Stadium have been unlike anything Ashland University has ever seen. Average attendance has skyrocketed to over 4,500 per game, and head coach Lee Owens has expressed how much of a factor the home crowd has been in his team’s great start. Durin...

Religious Life Retreat and the President’s Convocation receive good feedback

By Chris Moseley

September 20, 2012

The Religious Life at Ashland isn’t what you might have thought it to be. So often when one hears the word “religion,” sentiments of ceremonious rites, solemn gestures and conservative reflection are evoked. People immediately think of grave, or in juxtaposition, charismatic figures that seem to ...

A new Mr. University crowned

By Marin Haba

March 11, 2012

On March 1, Ashland University’s Alpha Phi sponsored their annual, “Mr. University,” in Hugo Young Theater. Male students represented various organizations on AU’s campus. Those students participated in three rounds of competition in attempts to “wow” the judges. The judging panel consis...

AU back on financial track

By Glenn Battishill

February 23, 2012

After hearing stories of budget cuts and hiring freezes, students can sleep soundly knowing that their university is once again safe and financially sound. President Dr. Fred Finks explained that several factors lead to the school’s financial trouble.“I could attribute the deficit to three things,...