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January 27, 2016

Happy holidays from The Buchtelite

By Staff

December 9, 2015

Filed under Editorials

Tomorrow marks the last day of fall classes. After the weekend, finals will try to claim our sanity. But once finals are over, the much-anticipated winter break begins. Before we know it, spring semester will be upon us, and t... Read more »

How many times must we ask for transparency?

By Staff

December 3, 2015

Filed under Editorials

Last Sunday the Akron Beacon Journal ran a full-page ad signed by seven of Akron’s prominent business executives, which exhorted readers to put faith in the changes at UA and “come together” to support it. Near the bot... Read more »

A ‘normal meeting’

By Staff

November 18, 2015

Filed under Editorials

UA President Scott Scarborough began his Akron Press Club speech yesterday by pulling out the dry erase markers and telling the audience he was going to run it like he does “normal meetings” with “faculty, staff, or students.” He as... Read more »

Disability awareness week

By Staff

November 4, 2015

Filed under Editorials

Have you ever questioned whether you should open the door for someone ahead of you who is in a wheelchair? Or have you felt uncomfortable sitting next to someone with an apparent physical disability in class? These are just a ... Read more »

The issue with Issue 3

By Staff

October 28, 2015

Filed under Editorials

Marijuana prohibition will not last, but the monopoly that issue 3 creates certainly will. Call it a monopoly, oligopoly, or cartel— the principal problem with issue 3 is that it puts 10 wealthy investors into the constitution... Read more »

Defining ‘courage’ in light of UA’s plight

By Staff

October 21, 2015

Filed under Editorials

UA President Scott Scarborough’s penultimate slide from Tuesday’s “State of the University” address showed the stoic face of Theodore Roosevelt, one of American history’s most resilient men, along with a quotation of ... Read more »

An apology is in order

By Staff

October 10, 2015

Filed under Editorials

Admitting wrongdoing is difficult—and apparently too difficult, especially for The University of Akron’s administrators. The tenderest consolation UA’s constituents have so far received is the passive statement, “Mi... Read more »

Town Hall meeting leaves something to be desired

By Staff

October 7, 2015

Filed under Editorials

Monday’s USG Town Hall meeting with Scott Scarborough held great promises, but left something to be desired. The idea of a town hall meeting carries a strong connotation of intimacy: guests openly presenting ideas, voic... Read more »