AU in the News

12/27/16Former AU All-American defensive lineman Jamie Meder was featured in a number of articles after blocking a field goal attempt that led to the Cleveland Browns winning their first game this season. style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; outline: 0px; font-size: 13px; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; font-family: cabinregular, arial;">Meder just finished his second full National Football League season, and his first as a starter for the Cleveland Browns.

Media that featured articles on Meder included:  
Terry Pluto from the Cleveland Plain Dealer doing a feature on Meder, quoting AU coaches Lee Owens and Tim Rose -

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An Akron Beacon Journal article --

AU release on Meder getting AFC Special Teams Player of the Week -

Meder completed the 2016 season with 48 total tackles (26 solo) and one sack. He earned Week 16 AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors following a blocked field goal which helped Cleveland to its only win of the season on Dec. 24 at home against the San Diego Chargers.

In his first full NFL season in 2015, Meder came off the bench in all 16 regular-season games for the Browns as a key member of the defensive line rotation as both a nose tackle and a defensive end. He finished 2015 with 33 total tackles (16 solo) and a sack of Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota on Sept. 20.

Meder became the first former Eagle to play in a regular-season game for the Browns in Week 17 of the 2014 campaign at Baltimore, recording one solo tackle. He originally was an undrafted free agent with the Ravens two years ago, and spent more than two months on their practice squad before joining Cleveland.

Following in a long line of highly-decorated AU defensive linemen, Meder was a two-time All-American, Ashland's first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year (2010), a two-time GLIAC Defensive Lineman of the Year (2012-13) and a four-time All-GLIAC first-teamer.

His collegiate career totals include 247 total tackles (96 solo), 35 tackles for loss, 14 sacks and three forced fumbles.

Meder is the eighth former Eagle to play in an NFL regular-season game.




12/26/16The Akron Beacon Journal ran an op-ed piece written by Thomas Sudow, director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. The op-ed article was titled "Life After Chief Wahoo," and discussed the implications of the Cleveland Indians phasing out Chief Wahoo.

12/14/16Roger Beckett, executive director of the Ashbrook Center, wrote an op-ed article that was printed in the Washington Times. The article, titled "The Other 'First Amendment' - The original measure was intended to establish Congress as the voice of the people," dealt with the Bill of Rights and how December 15 is Bill of Rights Day.

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12/11/16Crain's Cleveland Business ran an op-ed article by Tom Sudow, director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Ashland University. The article is titled "Personal View: Five Areas for Entrepreneurs to Evaluate Post-Election."

12/07/16The Cleveland Plain Dealer and printed a guest column written by Dr. John Moser, AU history professor and co-chair of the master's program in American history and government at the University's Ashbrook Center. Moser's article, titled "Pearl Harbor at 75 -- Japan's pivotally mistaken views on how American would react" discusses why the Japanese made this fateful decision.



11/09/16AU Professor of Political Science Dr. Jeffrey Sikkenga was a featured guest on WOIO Cleveland 19 news election coverage on Nov. 8 and 9. style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 12px; outline: 0px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.25em; font-family: Cabin, sans-serif; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Sikkenga was featured in the WOIO Cleveland 19 studios for both pre- and post-election coverage. He shared his insights on regional ballot issues and hot button topics such as the city income tax increase and offered observations on trending election results throughout election night. He then shared his thoughts in the studio the day afer the election.

You can see some of these segments with Dr. Sikkenga at -- 



11/08/16Ashbrook Executive Director Roger Beckett was featured ​today on the Fox News ​Channel's highly rated "Happening Now" ​show    as he joined reporter Jon Scott to share insights on the Ohio election. The segment was filmed live in Columbus.


10/31/16The October issue of Campus Safety magazine featured an article on AU education associate professor Amy Klinger's research on School Bomb Threats. The article was titled "Study Reveals Sharp Increase in School Bomb Threats." A school safety expert, Klinger earlier this year released research that shows a dramatic increase in school-based bomb threat incidents both over the last few years and specifically during the 2015-16 academic year.       

10/23/16Crain's Cleveland Business featured an article on Ashland University and its enrollment growth this year. The article, titled "Second Chance is Beneficial for Ashland," discussed the increase in Ashland's enrollment numbers for this year and highlighted the Second Chance Pell Pilot program that has increased the numbers in AU's prison outreach program.




10/18/16AU President Dr. Carlos Campo was interviewed on the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) News as part of an article titled "Christian Colleges Reach Out to Recruit Hispanic Students." Dr. Campo is also founder of the NHCLC's Faith and Education Coalition.

In this interview, Dr. Campo says Hispanic students face financial obstacles, which often get in the way of college graduation. They also often struggle with the need for remedial course work in college that sets them back both academically and financially.

The good news, he noted, is that Hispanics value education. Learning Heroes reports that 90 percent of Hispanic parents want their children to go to college, a higher percentage than any other ethnic group measured.