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Ashbrook Senior Thesis: The New World’s Republican Experiments

This month in the Ashbrook Center, seniors have been defending their theses. We interviewed two students whose work demonstrates the seriousness of this culminating project in the Ashbrook Scholar program. Today, we focus on Johanna Mateo, who came to Ashland … Continue reading »

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Alumni Reflect: If Not For Ashbrook…

Recently a group of highly successful Ashbrook alumni spoke with Executive Director Roger Beckett about the impact of the Ashbrook Scholar program on their lives. Some said that their career choices would have been entirely different had they not studied … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook MAHG Course Gives Teacher a Needed Boost

Brett Van Gaasbeek, a teacher working toward his has Master of Arts in American History and Government (MAHG) in Ashland, has known he wanted to teach history since he was in eighth grade. Though cautioned by relatives that he would … Continue reading »

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A Lively Discussion on Democracy in America

It takes a special skill and dedication to lead an Ashbrook seminar. Professor Jeff Sikkenga manages the task exceptionally well, say students in his freshman seminar, “Democracy in America.” A group of 35 Ashbrook Scholars gather in the central meeting … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Alumna Holds Her Own at Ohio Statehouse

Working as the legislative aide to Ohio State Representative Kristina Roegner (House District 37) is an exciting career opportunity for Ashbrook Scholar Alumna Jenna Beadle. She helps Roegner research problems needing legislative redress, contact interested constituents for input, draft initiatives, … Continue reading »

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Not Federal Stimulus, But Entrepreneurial Creativity

Top economic forecaster Brian Wesbury, speaking at Ashbrook’s Major Issues Lecture Series on March 25, assured listeners that the nation’s economy was making steady gains. But he challenged them to think about why it has not rebounded faster since the … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Colloquium to Feature Lecture by George Voinovich

The Ashbrook Center at Ashland University will sponsor a talk by former Ohio Governor George Voinovich on April 7 at 3 p.m. in the Ashbrook Center, located on the eighth floor of the library on the AU campus. Voinovich will … Continue reading »

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Gordon Lloyd to Speak at Ashbrook Colloquium

Author Dr. Gordon Lloyd will speak about his new book, titled “The New Deal and Modern Conservatism: A Defining Rivalry,” at an Ashbrook Center Colloquium on March 28 at 3 p.m. in the Ashbrook Center, located on the eighth floor … Continue reading »

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Teachers See the Founding through Washington’s Eyes

A weekend spent in Mount Vernon helped teachers from around the country grasp the unique challenges George Washington faced as he led a new nation. The Ashbrook Center and the Liberty Fund co-sponsored the colloquium, held February 28 – March … Continue reading »

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How Ashbrook Keeps Citizens Connected to the Founding

For several years, Professor Peter Schramm has paid a February visit to The Villages, a retirement community located one hour north of Orlando, Florida, bringing lectures on great American statesmen. One of those fascinated by Schramm’s talks is John Bridge, … Continue reading »

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