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UA to open first National Museum of Psychology

By Brooke Griffin, Writer

March 16

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...

Faculty union, administration reach agreement

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

March 14

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...

EXL Launch Week

EXL Launch Week

February 29

Dance Marathon hosts Family Field Day

By Kelly Unger, Writer

February 29

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...

Low-cost legal services for students

By Nicholas Golina

February 24

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...

USG seeks student attitudes toward UA leadership

By Nick Peterman, News Writer

February 17

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...

Professionalism in the workplace

By MaTisha Steele, News Writer

February 10

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 “...

Speech team travels to Eastern Michigan, brings home awards

By Abby Zerull, Writer

February 8

Filed under News, Showcase

Last weekend, The University of Akron Speech and Debate team took on Eastern Michigan University’s two-day forensics tournament in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The hard work of both the students and coaching staff paid of...

Tragic tales of injustice

By Dylan Reynolds, Writer

February 3

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...

Charity event to honor Zak Husein

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

February 1

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...

Swider comes to campus to promote her new book

By Sara Syed, writer

February 1

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...

Ice Fest 2016

Ice Fest 2016

January 27

Student mows his way to success

By Israa Eddeb, Online editor

January 27

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...

Class conundrums

Class conundrums

January 25

Freshmen recount first semester of college

By Natalie Orr, News Editor

January 25

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...

What you might have missed

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

January 25

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...

In June, a ‘literal political campaign’ to change UA’s name by January 2016

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

December 7

Filed under News

It started early this year as a post on a zipsnation.org forum. Since, the topic of a UA name-change — a rebranding, a new slogan, a marketing tagline, whatever one might call it now — has been persistently in the news. ...

Protest scheduled for Wednesday’s Board of Trustees meeting

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

December 7

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...

Law debate on minimum wage

By Natalie Orr, Writer

November 18

Filed under News

Last Tuesday, Nov. 17, The University of Akron’s law school hosted a debate that posed the question of whether or not raising the minimum wage would be helpful or hurtful to the American public. The debate was between Curt...

Graduate assistantships on chopping block

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

November 16

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 ...

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

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

November 9

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...

Students demand free tuition, cancellation of debt

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor

November 9

Filed under News

A student-centered day of action will sweep across the United States on Thursday, Nov. 12. Students from The University of Akron plan to join the movement. Starting at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the James A. Rhodes Arena, the Ohio Studen...

Sexual assault survey responses released

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

November 4

Filed under News

Students received troubling, but important, news in a special edition of Zipmail yesterday. The letter was from President Scott Scarborough, and it highlighted some of the findings from the UA Sexual Assault and Violence Education...

Pot falls short, Horrigan wins mayoral election

By Logan Lane and Sofia Syed

November 4

Filed under News

A day after the Nov 3. ballot, the unofficial results are in After a long and expensive path to the ballot, a legal battle over ambiguous wording, and a slew of commercials, ResponsibleOhio’s ballot initiative to legalize recreati...

Students face off, civilly

By Dylan Reynolds, Writer

November 2

Filed under News

The College Republicans and the College Democrats met in Kolbe Hall last Thursday, Oct. 29, for their first annual debate. The event was hosted by No Labels of Akron and Pi Sigma Alpha.   The purpose of the event was to “foster ...

Legalizing marijuana, redistricting, barring monopolies

By Logan Lane and Paul Clifford

October 28

Filed under News

On Nov. 3, voters in the state of Ohio will decide whether to legalize marijuana (Issue 3), prevent future bills from encouraging monopolies (Issue 2), and make fairer, bipartisan redistricting (Issue 1).   What i...

Decisions made at Board meeting

By Nick Peterman, Writer

October 14

Filed under News

Many decisions were made by the UA Board of Trustees at its meeting yesterday in the Student Union. They voted to approve recommendations for the establishments of a Data Science, Analytics, and Information Technology Center, appoi...

First UA ‘Game-Changer’ awarded

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor

October 12

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...

Messina addresses USG senate

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

October 12

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 ...

ZPN enhances student life

By Stephanie Halle, Writer

October 5

Filed under News

The Zips Programming Network hosts events throughout the academic year to enhance student life on campus. ZPN plans a wide variety of activities for UA students to participate in, such as Friday Nights in the Union, movies...

USG adds 16 members, fills every position

By Michelle DeShon, News Writer

September 30

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...

UA students, alumni head east to see Pope Francis

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

September 28

Filed under News, Showcase

A group of more than 100 University of Akron students and alumni witnessed Pope Francis this past weekend on his first official visit to the United States in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The individuals that took part in the...

Faculty in disaccord with University leadership

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

September 28

Filed under News

Faculty are not happy with the way things are going at The University of Akron. Yesterday, the Akron chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) released results of a survey sent out to assess opinions about ...

UA Press hiring

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor

September 23

Filed under News

The UA Press, whose staff positions were eliminated as part of the administration’s sweeping summer cuts—then partly reinstated after weeks of community outrage—is now looking for another faculty member to join its editorial...

Akron HEEDs diversity

By Dylan Reynolds, Writer

September 23

Filed under News

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine recently announced that The University of Akron will receive its prestigious HEED Award.   The HEED Award stands for Higher Education Excellence in Diversity and is awarded to schools across the U...

Editor’s note and correction

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-chief

September 21

Filed under News

          On Sept. 17, we published a story on the Multicultural Center that stated “Elisha Swanson and John Turner will remain as associate directors of the Multicultural Center.” In the course of researching the story...

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