MSNBC speaker confronts race

By Sofia Syed , Arts & Life Editor

April 15, 2015

Filed under News

Racial injustice has been an ongoing problem for centuries. Melissa Harris-Perry confronted the issues regarding race at E.J. Thomas Hall on April 12, which ended in a standing ovation.   Harris-Perry... Read more »

General education prices slashed

By Grant Morgan and Courtney Powell

April 15, 2015

Filed under News

A cheaper general education program, a free college program for junior high and high school students, new Learning Communities, changes to the USG constitution—such topics were discussed at yesterday’s Board of Trustees meeting. Ohio... Read more »

Ballroom dance team weekend results

By Grant Morgan , News Editor

April 14, 2015

Filed under News

The UA Ballroom Dance Competition Team returned from a tournament last weekend yielding impressive results. The team competed in the University of Michigan Ballroom Competition on Saturday, April 11. Each event in this tournament... Read more »

Knight Foundation announces $250,000 grant

By Spencer DeVeau , News Writer

April 13, 2015

Filed under News

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is at it again. Last Wednesday, April 8, the Knight Foundation announced a $250,000 grant to The University of Akron. UA can use the grant for whatever it needs; but, according... Read more »

School of Law hosts conference

By Spencer Skolnick , News Writer

April 13, 2015

Filed under News

Online companies might be the way of the future, and UA is at the helm of the movement.   NEXTOhio, a conference about online startups, took place at Quaker Station on Thursday, April 9.... Read more »

Black Male Summit

Black Male Summit

April 13, 2015

Health Services warns of flu

By Tyler Coventry, Copy Editor

April 9, 2015

Filed under News

Student Health Services has registered an increase in reports of flu cases this semester and has posted a list of advisements for students looking to protect themselves. The Center for Disease Control has also noticed an increase... Read more »

Undergraduate, graduate research symposium

By Kait Erdman, Writer

April 9, 2015

Filed under News

Every year, The University of Akron Student Innovation Symposium is held as a showcase event for undergraduate and graduate students to present their research to the UA community and industry leaders. This year, UASIS is on Thursday,... Read more »

Zips Pantry provides students with essentials

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

April 9, 2015

Filed under News

The Zips Assistance Pantry returned this semester to help UA students by supplying them with basic essentials. The pantry was held in Polsky room 483 on April 8. The pantry is sponsored by the University Safety Consortium and... Read more »

Running for a chance to win the battle

By Kaitlin Erdman, Writer

April 8, 2015

Filed under News

Whether directly or indirectly, cancer affects the lives of everyone. From Saturday, April 11 at 7 p.m. to Sunday, April 12 at 3 a.m., UA is hosting Relay for Life to celebrate those who have won their battle, remember those... Read more »

New positions posted

By Kelly Unger, Writer

April 8, 2015

Filed under News

Are you about to graduate in the spring, but unsure of how to find jobs? Career Link, a website advocated by the Career Center, recently posted 115 new co-op, internship, and full-time job positions during the week of March 30. This... Read more »

Armed robbery at downtown apartments

By Nicholas Summers, Copy Editor

April 6, 2015

Filed under Campus News, News

An armed robbery took place inside The Depot’s private apartments in downtown Akron on Tuesday, March 31. According to the police report, at about 6:30 p.m. a UA student  answered a knock at his apartment door and four black... Read more »

Starbucks: to renew or not to renew

By Spencer Skolnick , News Writer

April 1, 2015

Filed under Campus News

The end of The University of Akron’s contract with Starbucks is stirring debate on campus; students are concerned with whether it will stay or get replaced.  The contract between UA and... Read more »

Update on name-change considerations

By Grant Morgan , News Editor

April 1, 2015

Filed under Campus News

A name can tell a lot about a university. Or can it? What is now known as The University of Akron began as Buchtel College in 1870. Buchtel College and its assets were transferred to the City of Akron in 1913, when its name... Read more »

USG election results: Swift and Angeletti

By Tyler Coventry , Copy Editor

April 1, 2015

Filed under Campus News

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) elections have concluded with the appointment of Taylor Swift as president and Ricky Angeletti as his vice president. Swift, a junior political science major and Phi Delta Theta fraternity... Read more »

Cloudy with a chance of emails

By Michelle DeShon , News Writer

April 1, 2015

Filed under Campus News

UA’s email system is changing; however, those affected might not even notice. The current “on-premise” system, Microsoft Exchange 2007, will change to a new “cloud-based” system, Exchange Online. The current system... Read more »

Student opinions on Dining Services, administrative response

By Grant Morgan , News Writer

March 18, 2015

Filed under Campus News

Numerous students were asked about their opinions on UA Dining Services. Though their meal plans differ, their opinions often coincide. After each question and its student responses is the response from Gary Goldberg, director... Read more »

Current student ambassadors graduating; Positions open

By Jason Hemperly , News Writer

March 12, 2015

Filed under News

  Student ambassadors are central to the progress of UA; however, 17 current ambassadors are graduating this spring, and other students must step in to fill their spots. UA’s Student Ambassadors program... Read more »

Women’s History Month events attract students

By Spencer Skolnick , News Writer

March 11, 2015

Filed under News, Showcase

With March comes the beginning of spring and the arrival of warmer weather; but also the start of Women’s History Month, which celebrates women’s past and current impacts on the world.   UA... Read more »

Open spot for student trustee position

By Ian Vanek , News Writer

March 9, 2015

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  Applications are now being accepted for a student trustee position on UA’s Board of Trustees. Student trustees hold critical positions at UA.   “The primary goals... Read more »

Fair helps students get involved on campus

By Paula Ramsey , News Writer

March 9, 2015

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The spring involvement fair transformed the Student Union into a hub of extracurricular opportunity last Thursday, March 5.   UA holds four involvement fairs a year to promote organizations’... Read more »

New survey assessing sexual misconduct, behavior

By Michelle DeShon , News Writer

March 9, 2015

Filed under News

UA recently released a survey that aims to assess the state of sexual misconduct on campus.   “I believe the survey is a powerful first step in understanding sexual misconduct at The... Read more »

Tenants rights when being evicted

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2015

Filed under Housing Guide, News

Being evicted from a rental property can be a stressful process. It is important for a renter to get a written agreement signed by both parties, and to know what type of lease—whether house or apartment—is being signed. Arne... Read more »

Students’ input on off-campus abodes

By Nicholas Summers, copy-editor@buchtelite.com

March 5, 2015

Filed under Housing Guide, News

Numerous students were interviewed from different off-campus residences to find out what some of the pros and cons were about their current living quarters. Residents of 401 Lofts, The Depot, 22 Exchange, south of E. Exchange... Read more »

Women taught self-defense

By Sofia Syed , Arts & Life Editor

February 25, 2015

Filed under News

A women’s self-defense class was offered in UA’s Student Recreation and Wellness Center on Tuesday, Feb. 24 to teach women various ways to protect themselves if a situation ever arises. The demonstration was led by Lt.... Read more »

Airborne virus threatens students

By Spencer Skolnick , News Writer

February 25, 2015

Filed under News

With the many recent measles outbreaks in the U.S., UA Student Health Services advises students to take precautions.   Typically uncommon in the U.S., measles is a disease still found in... Read more »

Survey: People OK with talking, driving; not texting

By Aubrey Barto

February 25, 2015

Filed under News, Showcase

TheNewsOutlet.org is a collaborative effort among the Yougnstown State University journalism program, The University of Akron, Cuyahoga Community College and professional media outlets including, WYSU-FM Radio and The Vindicator... Read more »

ZipCon

ZipCon

February 23, 2015

Ally to support LGBTQ community

By Ian Vanek , News Writer

February 18, 2015

Filed under News

A new school program is having a presentation on Feb. 26 about making connections and supporting the LGBTQ community at UA.   According to Michael Cadaret, doctoral psychology intern,... Read more »

More support from Knight Foundation

By Sara Syed , News Writer

February 18, 2015

Filed under News

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is supporting The University of Akron with its newest $20,000 grant for service-learning projects and other initiatives in the Akron area. One of the goals of the Knight Foundation... Read more »

Students’ chance to critique union

By Spencer Skolnick , News Writer

February 18, 2015

Filed under News

An online survey allows students to comment on possible areas the Student Union can improve upon.   Students taking the survey are asked whether they like the dining options in the union and if the hours of operation... Read more »

Kasich proposes changes for Ohio higher education system

By Grant Morgan , News Editor

February 11, 2015

Filed under News

Governor John Kasich’s recent budget proposal and executive order will change Ohio’s higher education system, and UA will not be excluded. On Tuesday, Feb. 10, Kasich signed an executive order to create a nine-member Task... Read more »

Research journal accepting submissions

By Spencer Skolnick , News Writer

February 11, 2015

Filed under News

UA’s IdeaWork is now accepting undergraduate student research articles to be a part of The Journal of Akron’s Undergraduate Research.   “Research-based articles in history are just... Read more »

Knight Foundation funds free tickets

By Grant Morgan , Arts & Life Editor

February 9, 2015

Filed under News, Showcase

There is an old venue using new means to promote art and culture near downtown Akron. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation recently awarded EJ Thomas Hall with $120,000. This money will be used for this season and next... Read more »

Bracing for the elements

Bracing for the elements

February 4, 2015

UA student named ‘New Face of Civil Engineering’

By Nick Jordan, Writer

February 4, 2015

Filed under News

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has just named Andrew Kustec, a junior at UA, as one of their 10 “New Faces of Civil Engineering” in their collegiate edition. ASCE’s list is a way to recognize the achievements... Read more »

Ballroom with a Twist

Ballroom with a Twist

January 26, 2015

Knight Challenge update

Knight Challenge update

January 22, 2015

‘RooNited’ spurs local charity

By Spencer Skolnick, Writer

November 24, 2014

Filed under News

This fall, United Way encouraged students to contribute to bettering their city and university. The United Way in Summit County raises awareness and funds for different branches of their organization in the Akron area, asking... Read more »

Affordable emergency management program shines in national rankings

By William Singer, News Editor

November 24, 2014

Filed under News

The Emergency Management (EM) and Homeland Security bachelor’s degree program has been ranked as one of the best and most affordable programs in the country by the Emergency Management Degree Program Guide. The website, which... Read more »

Nutrition Center gives with holiday health tips

By William Singer, News Editor

November 20, 2014

Filed under News

The holiday season is a time for giving, family gatherings and general goodwill. The holidays are also a time for enjoying decadent meals that are larger and possibly more fattening than the typical family dinner. According... Read more »

Students to vote on constitutional changes

By William Singer, News Editor

November 12, 2014

Filed under News

  Voting takes place the week of November 17 through 19 to make changes to the constitution of Undergraduate Student Government at The University of Akron. “Undergraduate Student Government represents the collective... Read more »

Flash mob serenades students at Starbucks

By Spencer Skolnick, Writer

November 12, 2014

Filed under News

The University of Akron’s student Opera Lyric Theater workshop ensemble presents a series of flash mobs on campus to display their musical talents and abilities this month at Starbucks in the Student Union. The Akron ensemble... Read more »

College of Business Administration joins entrepreneurial program

By Spencer Skolnick

November 11, 2014

Filed under News

The University of Akron is now a contributing part of Young Entrepreneurs Consortium, a group that specializes in teaching educational tools and skills to other teachers, preparing them to educate a range of students about their... Read more »

Simulation teaches difficulties of poverty

By Michelle DeShon, Writer

November 11, 2014

Filed under News

The College of Health Professions and the Akron-Region Interprofessional Area Health Education Center are co-sponsoring the Community Action Poverty Simulation to give participants an understanding of what it is like to live in... Read more »

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