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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

Enrollment down, hopes up

Enrollment down, hopes up

September 14, 2016

How we got here

How we got here

September 13, 2016

Welcome, freshmen

Welcome, freshmen

September 12, 2016

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 »

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 »

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 »

UA to open first National Museum of Psychology

By Brooke Griffin, Writer

March 16, 2016

Filed under Campus News

The University of Akron plans on launching the first ever National Museum of Psychology in the spring of 2017. “The museum will be the first one of its kind in the world dedicated solely to telling the story of psychology... Read more »

Faculty union, administration reach agreement

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

March 14, 2016

Filed under Campus News, News

Last Friday, just before releasing the results of its strike-authorization vote, UA’s faculty union reached a tentative agreement with University administration over difficult contract negotiations that have lasted more than a ye... Read more »

EXL Launch Week

EXL Launch Week

February 29, 2016

Dance Marathon hosts Family Field Day

By Kelly Unger, Writer

February 29, 2016

Filed under Campus News

Dance Marathon is hosting its first Family Field Day on Saturday, March 5 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Central Hower Gym. Dance Marathon is a nationwide movement across 250 schools. Its goal is to raise money for the Childr... Read more »

Low-cost legal services for students

By Nicholas Golina

February 24, 2016

Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Students in UA's Undergraduate Student Government are currently working to give students access to affordable legal counsel through a non-profit organization called Student Legal Services. USG requires its members to partake in proje... Read more »

USG seeks student attitudes toward UA leadership

By Nick Peterman, News Writer

February 17, 2016

Filed under Campus News

At the Undergraduate Student Government senate meeting on Feb. 11, USG President Taylor Swift announced plans to issue a campus-wide survey to all students in order to gather student sentiment toward campus leadership. The surve... Read more »

Professionalism in the workplace

By MaTisha Steele, News Writer

February 10, 2016

Filed under Campus News

“Strive to be your best, most professional self when you are in your working life,” stated Tony Alexander, executive-in-residence of UA’s College of Business Administration (CBA), during his Tuesday presentation titled “... Read more »

Key issues on the table

Key issues on the table

February 8, 2016

Big gift, new name

Big gift, new name

February 3, 2016

Tragic tales of injustice

By Dylan Reynolds, Writer

February 3, 2016

Filed under Campus News

Professor Marge Koosed of the UA School of Law hosted a panel to discuss race and the death penalty this past Tuesday.  The event, titled “The Death Lottery: How Race Impacts the Ohio Death Penalty,” featured four speakers who have... Read more »

Fewer headed to UA?

Fewer headed to UA?

February 1, 2016

Charity event to honor Zak Husein

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2016

Filed under Campus News, City News, Showcase

Students are taking the initiative to honor Zak Husein — the UA International Business student who was killed over a month ago in an armed robbery — by planning a charity event to commemorate his life and friendships. Th... Read more »

Swider comes to campus to promote her new book

By Sara Syed, writer

February 1, 2016

Filed under Campus News

Within 24 hours of her book’s release, Sarah Swider, an alumna and assistant professor of Wayne State University, came to UA on Jan. 29 to discuss the conditions that millions of informal workers and laborers endure due to auth... Read more »

Ice Fest 2016

Ice Fest 2016

January 27, 2016

Student mows his way to success

By Israa Eddeb, Online editor

January 27, 2016

Filed under Campus News

William Armstrong, a UA freshman business student, started a company called “Yaardvark” last fall and entered it in the Student Startup Madness (SSM) competition. Now he’s one of 32 finalists.  SSM is a nationwide digital media startup to... Read more »

Class conundrums

Class conundrums

January 25, 2016

Freshmen recount first semester of college

By Natalie Orr, News Editor

January 25, 2016

Filed under Campus News

Think back to when you first started out in college. What are some of the things you remember? Dorms? Rob’s Dining Hall? New Roo Weekend? With their first semester out of the way and their second just begun, a few freshmen stud... Read more »

What you might have missed

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

January 25, 2016

Filed under Campus News

Finals week is demanding, and it’s often difficult for students to keep up with anything other than studying, finishing final projects, and taking tests. Then, when winter break comes, many take full advantage of the respite f... Read more »

Protest scheduled for Wednesday’s Board of Trustees meeting

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

December 7, 2015

Filed under Campus News

Undeterred, relentless, and ready to make their voices heard yet again—students from the Ohio Student Association (OSA) are holding another protest outside of the Board of Trustees meeting this Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The meeting will be... Read more »

American Legion Post 808

American Legion Post 808

November 18, 2015

Graduate assistantships on chopping block

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

November 16, 2015

Filed under Campus News, Showcase

  The headline of the print version of this article incorrectly implied that graduate assistantships will be cut; however, the elimination of some, not all, graduate assistantships is not assured, but is being discussed at ... Read more »

Faculty Senate committee formed to consider lack of confidence vote on Scarborough

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

November 9, 2015

Filed under Campus News

University President Scott Scarborough might soon receive a formal “lack of confidence” expression from the UA Faculty Senate. A resolution “to create an ad hoc committee to consider proposing a resolution expressin... Read more »

First UA ‘Game-Changer’ awarded

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor

October 12, 2015

Filed under Campus News

Last week, UA introduced the first of eight recipients of The University of Akron Game-Changer Award. The award is presented to UA students who embody the “I-won’t-take-no-for-an-answer, roll-up-my-sleeves-and-make-it-hap... Read more »

Messina addresses USG senate

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

October 12, 2015

Filed under Campus News

A special guest came to last week’s Undergraduate Student Government senate meeting to talk about, and perhaps clarify, recent changes at The University of Akron. The guest was John Messina, associate vice president of student ... Read more »

Remembering first Zippy

October 12, 2015

Scarborough responds

October 5, 2015

Homecoming recap

Homecoming recap

October 5, 2015

New faculty, recalled staff

New faculty, recalled staff

September 30, 2015

USG adds 16 members, fills every position

By Michelle DeShon, News Writer

September 30, 2015

Filed under Campus News

“In the four years I’ve been here, I’ve never seen the room this full,” said USG President Taylor Swift while addressing the audience at last week's student government senate meeting. Sixteen new members of USG were sworn in on Thu... 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 Starbucks ends in August. Though ... 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 »

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