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Ashbrook Scholar Interns for Ohio Congressman

Kate Brickner, a senior Ashbrook Scholar from Cleveland, interned in the DC office of Representative Bob Gibbs (Ohio district 7) for three months this summer. A philosophy and political science major, Brickner brought a combination of political experience and thoughtfulness … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Scholar Interns for U.S. Senator

Ashbrook Scholar Mariah Halleck spent six weeks this summer interning in the Capitol Hill office of Ohio Senator Rob Portman. A senior from Salem, Ohio, Halleck will graduate in December — having completed her degree requirements in only three and … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Senior Fellow Writes on Intelligence, National Security, and Civil Liberties

Part of what distinguishes the Ashbrook Center as a leader in civic education is the quality of the scholars it attracts. The work that theses scholars do has a tremendous amount of variety and is pertinent to Ashbrook’s mission to … Continue reading »

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Senior Ashbrook Leader Nominated by President Obama to Serve on Federal Agency Board

The White House announced on Thursday that President Obama has nominated Victoria Hughes, Director of Development at the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, to serve on the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Senate confirmation is required … Continue reading »

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Summer Internship Gives Ashbrook Teacher Insight into Congress

“Although Congress’s approval rating is at an all-time low, the members and their staffs are working tirelessly to address constituents’ concerns,” observes high school teacher Michelle Holowicki.  “Perhaps our expectations of what government should do have simply grown too big.” … Continue reading »

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An Ashbrook Teacher for the Community

Most of those enrolled in Ashbrook’s Master of American History and Government (MAHG) program teach social studies in secondary schools. Others pursuing the degree have found creative ways to promote civic education outside of the classroom. Before her retirement, Janice … Continue reading »

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Reenacting the Past: Ashbrook Teachers Learn How Democratic Deliberations Shape History

What if the Kentucky legislature had decided to secede from the Union in early 1861? Abraham Lincoln believed — and subsequent historians generally agree — that Kentucky’s secession might have changed the Civil War’s outcome. While it is necessary to … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Teacher Named Ohio History Teacher of the Year

When eighth grade social studies teacher Melanie Stuthard saw Ashbrook’s Master of Arts in American History and Government (MAHG) on a list of professional development opportunities circulated by the Ohio Department of Education, she realized it was exactly what she … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Receives $2.5 Million Seed Grant to Expand Teacher Education Programs

The Ashbrook Center at Ashland University has received a $2.5 million seed grant from the Ariel Corporation to expand its teacher education programs. This gift, given over 2 years, will enable Ashbrook to address civic illiteracy – the serious national … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Teacher Helps Students Discover American Identity

Social studies teachers in Ashbrook’s Master of Arts in American History and Government (MAHG) program value its solid emphasis on core American principles. As Americans forget their history and principles, teachers must work hard to hand on those vital elements … Continue reading »

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