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Actions at yesterdays Board meeting

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

December 7, 2016

Filed under Campus News, News

In response to the release of an Ernst & Young financial report of UA which measured an $18-million deficit, the Board of Trustees discussed its new “Transformation Plan” during its meeting yesterday. The new plan, en... Read more »

EXL announces new ‘unclasses’

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

December 1, 2016

Filed under Campus News, News

The EXL Center is unveiling three new “unclasses” centered on community engagement for this upcoming spring semester. “Unclasses” are different from regular classes because they are created as interdisciplinary “special... Read more »

World AIDS Day

November 29, 2016

Financial report released

Financial report released

November 22, 2016

Changes coming to Gen Eds

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

November 22, 2016

Filed under Campus News, News

New general education requirements will come into effect at The University of Akron for incoming freshmen starting in the fall 2017 semester. The process began in 2011 when a General Education Revision Steering Committee beg... Read more »

Z-TV to host special election night broadcast

By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2016

Filed under News

For the third election in a row, The University of Akron’s Emmy-nominated Z-TV broadcasting network will provide election night coverage next Tuesday, Nov. 8. The three-hour special broadcasting session will start at 7 p.m.... Read more »

Honors College launches involvement in 2017 Hult Prize competition

By Ben Holda, blj115@zips.uakron.edu

November 3, 2016

Filed under News

The University of Akron prepares to send its second team to the International Hult Prize competition. This marks the second year in which UA has sent a team to the worldwide contest. The competition features small teams fr... Read more »

University seeks to fill head diversity position

By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2016

Filed under News

In the print version of this article, it was wrongly stated that Carl Wallace, local pastor and community leader, is serving as interim chief diversity officer. Lakeesha Ransom, dean of the Honors College, has been in that pos... Read more »

Choose your adventure

Choose your adventure

October 31, 2016

Diwali Night 2016

Diwali Night 2016

October 31, 2016

Major gift to be announced

By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2016

Filed under Campus News

At noon today The University of Akron will be announcing a major gift that will “advance research and attract top talent,” according to a media advisory sent out yesterday, Oct. 31. “Occasionally the size and scope of a dona... Read more »

Blue, red debate

Blue, red debate

October 27, 2016

Remembering Joe Benes

October 26, 2016

Faculty respond with survey

By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2016

Filed under News

Yesterday afternoon UA’s faculty union released the results of a survey regarding the Board of Trustees’ recent decision to make Matthew Wilson permanent president and Rex Ramsier permanent provost of the University. ... Read more »

President, provost named

President, provost named

October 19, 2016

Orange is the new blue

Orange is the new blue

October 18, 2016

UAPD response to thefts and break-ins

By Adam Fox, amf109@zips.uakron.edu

October 17, 2016

Filed under Campus News, News

In response to a recent increase of thefts and vehicle break-ins, UA police officer Major Dale Gooding recommends students use common sense by ensuring that all vehicles, homes, and other personal properties are locked and secur... Read more »

Life of a drag queen

Life of a drag queen

October 13, 2016

Front line of the Kent State Shooting

By Ben Holda, bjh115@zips.uakron.edu

October 12, 2016

Filed under News

Yesterday, Alan Canfora, a former Kent State University student who was wounded in the Kent State shootings of May 4, 1970, spoke at the UA Honors Common room to give his perspective as a protester in the front lines of the confl... Read more »

Dinner with the president

By Kristinia Aiad-Toss, News Editor

October 5, 2016

Filed under News

Students who share stories of their experience at The University of Akron with interim President Matthew Wilson will have a chance to attend a dinner at his house in November. Wilson is asking students to send him their success stories at U... Read more »

Exercise your English

By Kate Tasseff, kit4@zips.uakron.edu

October 5, 2016

Filed under News

Are you an international student looking to meet new friends, play games, and have fun while practicing your English at the same time? The Office of International Programs presents the perfect opportunity with its weekly event: English ... Read more »

What is ‘oneness’?

What is ‘oneness’?

October 4, 2016

EXL Center names two new co-directors

By Benjamin Holda, bjh115@zips.uakron.edu

October 3, 2016

Filed under Campus News, News

The EXL Center named two new co-directors last week, Carolyn Behrman and Annal Vyas. These new directors will take the place of Founding Director Jeff Hoffman and Resource Director Ian Schwarber, both of whom resigned in Septembe... Read more »

University Prepares for review

By Benjamin Holda, bjh115@zips.uakron.edu

September 29, 2016

Filed under Campus News, News

The University of Akron has begun preparation for a comprehensive review done on it by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), which is the regional body that grants federal accreditation to higher learning institutions. This vis... Read more »

Play the president

Play the president

September 29, 2016

Ask an atheist

Ask an atheist

September 29, 2016

Poetry collection resurrects the lost

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor

September 21, 2016

Filed under Campus News, News

Last week, The University of Akron Press awarded its 2016 Akron Poetry Prize to Aimée Baker, a lecturer at the State University of New York (SUNY) Plattsburgh in New York. The Akron Poetry Prize is an annual award that the Press gives to ... Read more »

Scholarship campaign to raise $20 million

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

September 21, 2016

Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Following an uptick in donations to The University of Akron after his appointment in July, Interim President Matthew Wilson is now spearheading a $20-million scholarship campaign. Launched on Labor Day, the campaign — titl... Read more »

Diversity Week 2016

Diversity Week 2016

September 19, 2016

Zombie event to break world record

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

September 19, 2016

Filed under News

In an attempt to break a world record, a large scale Zombie Nerf Attack will take place on Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. at Firestone Metro Park. The event is an attempt to appear in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest z... Read more »

‘Thank-A-Donor Day’ at UA

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

September 15, 2016

Filed under News

The tradition of donating, starting with John R. Buchtel and his wife’s donation of $500,000 to the founding of Buchtel College in 1870, has continued over the years and allowed UA to grow and expand into the University we k... Read more »

Enrollment down, hopes up

Enrollment down, hopes up

September 14, 2016

Pick up at the Amazon store

Pick up at the Amazon store

September 14, 2016

How we got here

How we got here

September 13, 2016

Welcome, freshmen

Welcome, freshmen

September 12, 2016

New Student Convocation

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

September 7, 2016

Filed under News

New Student Convocation, the annual event welcoming the freshmen class, will be held tomorrow in EJ Thomas Hall at 4:30 p.m., with doors opening at 4 p.m. After a faculty procession, Interim President Matthew Wilson will address th... Read more »

In with the new

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

September 7, 2016

Filed under News

The University of Akron Board of Trustees named Matthew Wilson, former dean of UA's law school, interim president of the University on July 11, after former president Scott Scarborough resigned in May. In an interview with t... Read more »

Out with the old

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor

September 7, 2016

Filed under News

Over the summer, Scott Scarborough ended a short but controversial tenure as The University of Akron’s president. The Board of Trustees, the governing body of the University, announced Scarborough’s resignation on its May 31 board... Read more »

President names new chief of staff

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

May 4, 2016

Filed under Campus News

On Tuesday, May 3, University of Akron President Scott Scarborough appointed William Lyons as his interim chief of staff. Lyons has been a political science professor at UA since 1996, becoming director of the Center for Confli... Read more »

ZR16 unveiled

ZR16 unveiled

May 2, 2016

Less confidence than before

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

May 2, 2016

Filed under Campus News

The results of a survey released yesterday show that UA faculty have even less confidence in University leadership and direction than they did fall semester. “Approximately 9 out of every 10 faculty believe that the univ... Read more »

‘Unclass’ unanounced

By Kaitlin Erdman

May 2, 2016

Filed under Campus News

If you are looking for a change of pace from the typical classroom setting, UA’s newest “Unclass” might be just what you need. Next semester, The University of Akron will be offering Reinventing Place, a course desig... Read more »

Students use crowdfunding to pay for research

By Dylan Reynolds

May 2, 2016

Filed under Campus News

Two innovative University of Akron graduate students recently decided to skip the typical methods of research funding, opting instead for a more modern approach: crowdfunding. The students, Angela M. Alicea-Serrano and Bor-Kai “Bill” Hs... Read more »

New interim chief diversity officer

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

April 27, 2016

Filed under Campus News

The University of Akron has appointed Carl Wallace as its interim chief diversity officer, a press release announced yesterday, April 27. UA’s chief diversity officer directs outreach programs for minority students and ... Read more »

Akron group wants to change election coverage

By Dylan Reynolds

April 27, 2016

Filed under Campus News

With $174,990 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute is collaborating with the Jefferson Center and the Akron Beacon Journal to help newsrooms better understand and... Read more »

Exceptional people honored with LIFE awards

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

April 25, 2016

Filed under Campus News

Many exceptional students, staff and faculty members were recognized with 2016 UA LIFE awards last Wednesday evening, April 20, at a large ceremony in the Student Union ballrooms. LIFE stands for legacy, integrity, fellowshi... Read more »

Panel helps students become tech savvy

By Dylan Reynolds

April 20, 2016

Filed under Campus News

As a part of “Tech Week,” a panel discussion was held in the College of Business Administration (CBA) yesterday to inform students about current trends and corporate culture in information technology (IT). The panelists included th... Read more »

New GenEd Core off to rough start

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

April 19, 2016

Filed under News

In the original version of this article, it was incorrectly reported that 16 percent of fall 2015 students in a GenEd Core course decided not to take an additional GenEd Core course in the spring. In fact, 16 percent of these stu... Read more »

The race to break down barriers of education

By Zaina Salem, Editor in Chief

April 18, 2016

Filed under Campus News

A brand new 5k race, organized by DreamAKRON, is raising money in order to establish scholarships for high school students on May 7. The race is a community event that involves people from the Akron community and beyond to rais... Read more »

Black Male Summit empowers young men

By Dylan Reynolds

April 11, 2016

Filed under Campus News

Empowerment, enrichment, engagement, and encouragement. Those were four goals of the ninth annual Black Male Summit, which was held this past weekend at the John S. Knight Convention Center and the Student Union. Over the c... Read more »

Away from the main

Away from the main

April 11, 2016

Slacklining pro to appear on campus

By Kristina Aiad-Toss

April 6, 2016

Filed under News

Famed for flipping, twisting, and tricking in the air—all on a two inch thick rope—Red Bull sponsored slackliner Alex Mason will visit UA’s campus this Monday, April 11, at 12 p.m. If weather permits, Mason will perform his s... Read more »

Black Male Summit scheduled for this weekend

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

April 6, 2016

Filed under News

The University of Akron will host its 9th annual Black Male Summit this Friday and Saturday, focusing on how media affects black male identity. The two-day event features more than 60 panel discussions, breakout sessions, and ... Read more »

24-hour Hackathon planned for Bierce Library

By Dylan Reynolds

April 6, 2016

Filed under Campus News

Registration is currently open for the EXL Center’s first hackathon, set begin Friday, April 15, and continue until Saturday. The event, which will take place in Bierce Library, is formally known as the “FAIL SAFE 24-hour Hac... Read more »

Bridging STEM fields

By Kaitlin Erdman

April 6, 2016

Filed under Campus News

Over the weekend, The National Inventor’s Hall of Fame STEM Middle School hosted its sixth BEST (Bridging Engineering, Science, and Technology) Medicine Engineering Fair. This event, orchestrated by the Biomedical Engineering Departmen... Read more »

Students plan historical exhibition

By Dylan Reynolds

April 4, 2016

Filed under Campus News

Students in The University of Akron’s new Museums and Archives certification program is planning to exhibit a collection of artifacts related to old buildings that the University has purchased and refurbished. Some of these ... Read more »

UA Alternative Spring Break

By Samantha Hickey, Assistant Editor

March 30, 2016

Filed under Campus News

A group of University of Akron students ditched the beach and traded in their swimsuits for shovels and work gloves last week. Over spring break, nearly 100 students spent a combined 3,056 hours volunteering in UA’s Alter... Read more »

Football player injured in shooting

By Dylan Reynolds

March 30, 2016

Filed under Campus News

Akron wide receiver Andrew Pratt is currently recovering after his housemate mistook him for a burglar and shot him in the stomach on March 19. Although he is taking time off from classes, the senior sports studies major re... Read more »

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