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Amidst campus-wide defecits, facilities still on budget

By Justine Ackerman

April 25, 2012

Ashland University’s Rick Ewing, vice president of facilities management, has a reputation for keeping his department and his spending on or underbudget. It seems to be a reputation that isn’t attached to a lot of departments here at AU, which is ironic; while other departments “earn and burn,...

AU lights up twitter

By Justine Ackerman

March 28, 2012

A public relations email glided into every student’s mailbox March 22 around 3:53 p.m. Instead of notifying students that parking lots were going to be closed or an emergency test system was being done, the email stated: The Ashland University women’s basketball team advanced to the NCAA Division II...

Memorable Moments: March 20 vs. Alaska-Anchorage and March 21 vs. Bentley

Memorable Moments: March 20 vs. Alaska-Anchorage and March 21 vs. Bentley

By Chris Bils

March 23, 2012

The 2011-12 Ashland women’s basketball season has been one to remember. The team has won 33 straight games and will play for the national championship 8 p.m. tonight in San Antonio. Over the last three weeks, the Eagles hosted and won the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and NCAA Mi...

The other team in San Antonio

The other team in San Antonio

By Justine Ackerman

March 22, 2012

SAN ANTONIO — As the two teams stood on the court, huddled together before the beginning of the Final Four game in San Antonio, the letters “A-U” already rang out from the crowd. Almost everyone in the stands was wearing purple and terrible towels with the Ashland University logo on them flapped w...

AU chapter of Phi Mu closes

By Justine Ackerman

March 22, 2012

Ashland University’s Phi Mu chapter will be shut down, effective May 5, after efforts to meet membership requirements failed. Phi Mu has been on AU’s campus for 44 years. “The decision to suspend operations is never easy,” National President Kris Bridges said in a press release March 14. “We ca...

US Under Secretary of Education speaks at Ashland

By Justine Ackerman

March 22, 2012

United States Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter stood in Jack and Deb Miller Chapel February 29, and spoke about how Ashland University was an “island of excellence” among American universities and colleges. “How can we do more to get students to graduate faster and on time?” Kanter...

#PackKates

By Justine Ackerman

March 22, 2012

Purple and gold streamers snapped against the trees they were tied to as gusts of wind and gossip blew citizens and students alike into Ashland University’s Kates Gymnasium the night of March 12. For some, it was the first time they had stepped foot in the gym, while others automatically climbed the bl...

Income, experience offered at RentAStudent

By Justine Ackerman

March 1, 2012

Many students are more than just scholars; they are also waiters, librarians, clerks, resident assistants, cooks, bus boys; anything that helps bring in a little money. And with the economy, finding a job can be difficult. Morgan Dierstein, a native of Paris, France, was painfully aware of this as he...

Not only enchanted, completely swept away

By Justine Ackerman

February 23, 2012

When the lights go down after a scene has been performed, the audience’s normal behavior is to applaud – applaud for what they have already seen, and to express their excitement to see more.    Sunday afternoon, the audience in Hugo Young Theatre was unusually quiet for most of the show, only clapping onc...

‘Change only comes with challenge’

By Justine Ackerman

February 16, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden patted the media on the back when he spoke at the Ohio Newspaper Association Annual Conference Feb. 9. "The American people need facts, no matter how inconvenient they can be," Biden said, referring to how media relations and constant questions help keep politicians and gove...

A Vigil for Mitch

By Justine Ackerman

November 17, 2011

Ashland University sophomore Mitch Ramsey is in stable condition in the intensive care unit at Grant Medical Center in Columbus after suffering severe head trauma around 4 p.m. last Saturday while on a field trip with the AU geology club. Dr. Michael Hudson, who has been Ramsey's advisor since he arri...

“Paranormal Activity 3” is fun but lacks exposition

By Justine Ackerman

October 26, 2011

When I walked into the Cinemark Theater in Mansfield to watch "Paranormal Activity 3," I instantly knew that it wasn't going to be the most enjoyable experience. And unfortunately, that had nothing to do with the movie. The theater was swarming with bodies, most of them under the age of 18, so when th...