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Ashland University Starts New Academic Year

Story By: Greg Heindel



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  Original Published: 8/19/2013

Summer vacation is over, and it's time to get back to work for students at Ashland University. Monday was the first day of classes, following a weekend of getting moved in. And, A-U President Dr. Fred finks says the new school year brings an 11% increase in Freshman enrollment. Student retention is at 75%, compared to 71% last year. Students also arrived to find Charles Kates Gymnasium was renovated over the summer, with the project paid for entirely with donated money. The project includes a new floor, new purple seating, and new lighting. Dr. Finks says Ashland University is on firm financial footing after undergoing a budget re-allocation which included the elmination of the men's soccer team. But he says A-U still has nineteen varsity sports, which is more than most colleges. Finks also says steps have been taken to increase four-year graduation rates, with twenty degrees attainable in three years.

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