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Zips must take a stand against sexual assault

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

April 6, 2016

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This month is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Campus sexual assault has long been an issue and in 2016, it is more visible than ever. Many groups -from student activists, dean of students, and Greek life to the White Hou... Read more »

Who we’re voting for

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

March 31, 2016

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The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) held a first-rate debate yesterday in which the characters, opinions and platforms of its presidential and vice presidential candidates were well illumined. Both pairs of candidates ar... Read more »

USG should take action after survey

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

March 17, 2016

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Several weeks ago, at a time when tension ran high on campus after the Faculty Senate’s overwhelming no-confidence vote in President Scott Scarborough, UA’s Undergraduate Student Government issued a comprehensive survey t... Read more »

Sanders should have your vote

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

March 9, 2016

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No other presidential candidate has done more to inspire millennials than the oldest presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. Sander’s proposal for free public college education and his intent to finance the program... Read more »

Spoiled second attempt to raise tuition

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

March 5, 2016

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The University of Akron will be refunding students up to $4.1 million for an improperly increased facilities fee included in UA’s 2015 - 2016 budget. This marks the second time state officials have caught and shut down UA’s... Read more »

Professionalism beyond the pitch

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

February 24, 2016

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Professionalism is more than a suit, a firm handshake, and a résumé. Actions might speak louder than words, and for many students this holds true no matter how grand they are at articulating their sentences; however, authentic... Read more »

Now in right direction, USG must use its voice

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

February 17, 2016

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On Monday, the Undergraduate Student Government emailed a survey to all undergraduate students. The questionnaire is meant to collect student opinion on the University’s leadership. In the past, USG has voiced little support o... Read more »

Half a century later, King’s dream lives on

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

February 10, 2016

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During this brisk season, the country trembled with the shouts of civil rights activists who fought for the right to realize their dream: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. America now stands in the symbolic shadow of... Read more »

Welcome back, Zips

Welcome back, Zips

January 27, 2016

Happy holidays from The Buchtelite

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

December 9, 2015

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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 Buchtelite Editorial Board

December 3, 2015

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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 Buchtelite Editorial Board

November 18, 2015

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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 »

Students as ‘customers’

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

November 11, 2015

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  UA President Scott Scarborough recently appeared on the cover of the November issue of the Akron/Canton SmartBusiness magazine. A business magazine? Figures. But “smart” business? That’s questionable. Regar... Read more »

Disability awareness week

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

November 4, 2015

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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 Buchtelite Editorial Board

October 28, 2015

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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 Buchtelite Editorial Board

October 21, 2015

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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 Buchtelite Editorial Board

October 10, 2015

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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 Buchtelite Editorial Board

October 7, 2015

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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 »