AU in the News

7/04/16The July 4 issue of Time Magazine has an article on Carlin Isles, who was an AU student athlete for two years and is now on the U.S. Olympic Rugby team. The article, titled "Rugby? Yes, Rugby," talks about the sport of rugby and how Carlin Isles and his "rocket shoes" are making the U.S. an unlikely contender in the Olympic sport. The article notes that Isles played football and ran track at Ashland University.


6/24/16Ashland University and John Dowdell, director of AU's Gill Center Outreach Program, were featured in a number of media following Ashland's inclusion as one of 67 colleges and universities nationwide selected to participate in the Second Chance Pell Pilot Program. 

The pilot program will allow eligible incarcerated Americans to receive Pell Grants and pursue post-secondary education with the goal of helping them get jobs and support their families when they are released. The article was picked up by a number of media, including the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Christian Science Monitor and the Higher Education Tribune.

6/06/16Dr. John Moser, professor of history and co-chair of the Master of Arts in American History and Government program, was quoted in a Politifact article regarding a speech in which Hillary Clinton attacked Donald Trump's foreign policy ideas.

4/01/16Professor of Chemistry ​Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer has been quoted in the publication, Chemistry World. Weidenhamer was quoted in an article titled, Cadmium and lead in costume jewelery prompt concern." Chemistry World is an effort of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK). The article can be seen at:

3/15/16Roger Beckett, executive director of the Ashbrook Center at AU, was featured on WOIO-TV 19 in Cleveland, on the morning of the Primary Election in Ohio. Beckett was asked about this thoughts regarding the primary election.



3/14/16David Tucker, senior fellow at the Ashbrook Center and associate director of the Master of Arts in American History and Government program, had an op-ed article, titled "Rule of Law is opposite of fascism," picked up by a syndicated news source this week. The first pickup was the Courier-Post in New Jersey (part of the USA Today network), while additional pickups have already occurred in the Burlington (VT) Free Press and the Vineland (NJ) Daily Journal with several more likely to occur over the next week.

See the article at -- "Rule of Law is opposite of fascism"

3/04/16Dr. Amy Klinger, associate professor of educational administration at AU, was featured in a number of media, including the Washington Post and NBC TV 4 in Washington D.C. A school safety expert, Klinger just 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.

“While incidents have been gradually increasing since 2012, so far this school year U.S. schools have experienced 745 bomb threats, an increase of 143 percent compared to that same time period in 2012-2013,” Klinger said. “While this report focuses on United States schools, our data indicates that this is an international phenomena as well, with school-related bomb incidents occurring at an increased rate in virtually every continent in more than 17 different countries this school year alone.”

3/01/16Roger Beckett, executive director of the Ashbrook Center at AU, was quoted in an article published by The News & Observer, based in Raleigh, N.C. Becket was quoted in an article titled "GOP groups race to stop Trump -- before he can clinch."