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  • Female Sexuality in 21st Century Horror Movies: Info Film Enthusiasts Should Know

    Female Sexuality in 21st Century Horror Movies: Info Film Enthusiasts Should Know

    By Amanda Piekarz, Arts and Entertainment Editor

    September 19, 2018

    Editor's Note: All information is preliminary research belonging to Dr. Kara Kvaran of The University of Akron. Any questions or comments regarding the information in the story should be directed to Dr. Kvaran via email, kkvaran@uakron.edu. Dr. Kara Kvaran, a Women’s Studies professor at The University of Akron, studied a sample of horror films in order to understand female sexuality in the horror genre. The parameters of her research were American...

    Common elements of horror films include skulls, potions or poisons, bats and night. (Photo courtesy of Pexels)

  • Underdogs No More: Zips Secure First Big Ten Victory Since 1894

    Underdogs No More: Zips Secure First Big Ten Victory Since 1894

    By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

    September 18, 2018

    The Akron Zips football team played Big 10 team Northwestern on Sept. 15, 2018, at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill. Leading up to the game, several online sources gave predictions that said Akron would lose to the Big 10 team. Most of the time by at least a fifteen to twenty-point difference. Prediction websites and passing fans could come together in the belief that Northwestern would have a relatively easy win. However, the Zips had other plans...

    Zips players celebrating the big win over Northwestern. (Photo courtesy of Akron Athletics)

  • Humor, Law Interact in Several Ways: Parodies, Funny Laws, Unnecessary Censorship

    Humor, Law Interact in Several Ways: Parodies, Funny Laws, Unnecessary Censorship

    By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

    September 18, 2018

    Professor Laura Little explained various ways humor and the law interact with one another based on the three main sections of her new book, “Guilty Pleasures: Comedy and Law in America.” The lecture “Humor and the Law” took place on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in the McDowell Law Center Brennan Courtroom 180 and was free to the public. Matthew Wilson, Professor of Law and former President of The University of Akron, be...

    Professor Laura Little discusses her new book, “Guilty Pleasures: Comedy and Law in America.”

    Megan Parker

  • Editorial: UA Board of Trustees Making Decisions Based on Their Own Interests, Not the Students’

    Editorial: UA Board of Trustees Making Decisions Based on Their Own Interests, Not the Students’

    By The Buchtelite Editorial Board

    September 17, 2018

    The Board of Trustees is not making decisions based on the interests of the students and faculty, but instead on trends that will ultimately destroy the credibility of The University of Akron. On Aug. 15, the board decided to phase out 80 “underperforming” academic programs, which were taken from recommendations of an academic program review. The APR was said to have been a faculty-led exercise used to improve UA’s ability to educate stude...

    The University of Akron Board of Trustees reviews a chart presented by Interim President John Green during their Aug. 15, 2018 meeting.

    Jake Herron

  • Analysis: Digging Deeper into the Report Behind the Cuts

    Analysis: Digging Deeper into the Report Behind the Cuts

    By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

    September 17, 2018

      Since The University of Akron stated plans to phase out 80 programs based on the results of a year-long Academic Program Review, several questions have been raised regarding the results of the APR and their correlation with the programs cut. In attempts to answer those questions and bring attention to the true nature of how the APR Report was used in deciding which programs were to be cut, The Buchtelite conducted an objective ana...

    This graph shows that more Master’s and Bachelor’s programs were cut than any other degree type. For the purpose of this graph, all 80 programs cut were categorized.

    Megan Parker

  • John Green Talks Program Review, Interim Presidency

    John Green Talks Program Review, Interim Presidency

    By Jake Herron, Online Editor

    September 17, 2018

    Amid mixed reactions regarding a recent restructuring of UA’s academic programs from the University community and beyond, Interim President John Green spoke out. Reflecting on the “painful” decisions leading to the loss of 19 percent of degree programs at The University of Akron and sharing hope for new areas of focus, Green described the process of the Academic Program Review and explained why it was done in the first place. Typically,...

    Interim President John Green. (Photo courtesy of The University of Akron Office of The President)

  • UA History Department Shows Disapproval of Academic Eliminations

    UA History Department Shows Disapproval of Academic Eliminations

    By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

    September 17, 2018

    Students and faculty members from The University of Akron’s History department, which was subject to recent program cuts, show disapproval of the Board of Trustees’ decision. Using recommendations from an academic program review, UA plans to phase out 80 underperforming degrees after the board of trustees meeting on Aug. 15. Along with History, some other departments that faced cuts were Physics, Math and Sociology. Deniz Demir, a graduat...

    Various books written by UA History professors on display on the second floor of the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences.

    Brooklyn Dennison

  • Letter to the Editor: Degree Cuts at UA

    Letter to the Editor: Degree Cuts at UA

    By Sharon Marquart, B.A. in French, Minor in Studio Art The University of Akron, Class of 2000

    September 17, 2018

    Dear President Green, Provost Ramsier and Members of the Board of Trustees, I am writing in response to the recent cuts that have been made to 19% of degree programs at the University of Akron. I graduated from Akron in May 2000 with a B.A. in French and a Minor in Studio Art, and I am currently an Associate Professor of French and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota. I attended Akron from 1997 to 2000...

  • LGBTQ+ Terms to Know for Diversity Week

    LGBTQ+ Terms to Know for Diversity Week

    By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

    September 17, 2018

    Happy Diversity Week at The University of Akron! This week is about celebrating and learning about minorities, so in the spirit of that, I am going to teach you about LGBTQIA+ terminology. As a queer person, I find that many people, especially non-queer people, do not know the meaning of words relating to the LGBTQIA+ community. If this applies to you, stick around and learn with your peers! Please Note: The author uses “queer” and “LGB...

    (Photo courtesy of Creative Commons)

Humor, Law Interact in Several Ways: Parodies, Funny Laws, Unnecessary Censorship
Analysis: Digging Deeper into the Report Behind the Cuts
John Green Talks Program Review, Interim Presidency
UA History Department Shows Disapproval of Academic Eliminations
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