The Buchtelite

Making college more affordable with no tuition increase for the 2021-22 academic year, on-campus housing rates reduced by 30% and the ZAS, available to new students beginning fall 2021.
UA to Offer Free Tuition to Pell Grant Eligible New Students, Fall 2021
By Stephanie Fairchild, Social Media Editor • September 24, 2021

The University of Akron announced the creation of a scholarship that will enable Pell Grant-eligible students to receive four years of free tuition. The Zips Affordability Scholarship will cover the entire cost of tuition and the general fee after federal and state grants have been applied. New students enrolling in the fall 2021 semester or later will only need to file a Free Application for Federal...

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UA Student Turns Passion Into Pocket Change During COVID-19
By Summer Torok, Managing Editor • September 24, 2021

2020 was a year of quarantine and boredom. Kristina Hrnjak is a fourth-year student at the University of Akron. She is majoring in history with a minor in philosophy and has been into astrology from a young age.   Many people have had an increasing interest in astrology since the start of the pandemic. People have been talking about their “big three” which refers to their astrological sun,...

A Moment, Please
Naomi Boyer, oil painting.
Lost & Gained
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief • May 28, 2021

March 10, 2020 was a day filled with disbelief and confusion. The rumor mill was rife with speculation at UA’s Myers School of Art of an eminent shut down because of the coronavirus(COVID-19). While a pandemic wasn’t unprecedented, it certainly wasn’t anything I thought I would actually live through or be affected by. This feeling was echoed by fellow graphic design major Kohl Spieker.   Spieker...

A Word From President Miller:
A Word From President Miller:
By President Gary L. Miller May 28, 2021

While 2020 was a year of hardship, it was also, for those of us at The University of Akron, a year of hope. What I have seen over the past year from our students, faculty and staff has given me tremendous confidence about our future.  One evening last October, my wife, Georgia, and I stood on the lawn of Buchtel Hall and led a toast to commemorate the 150th anniversary of this beloved institution....

A Faculty Perspective: So Much Change
By Linda Marie Saliga, Professor of Mathematics and Faculty Senate Chair • May 28, 2021

As I think back to the beginning of the pandemic, I marvel at just how naïve I can be. Anyone who knows me well knows that I do not follow the news closely and have no social media accounts. I like to avoid the stress it can bring and focus on my students, friends, and family. I read headlines and will watch brief segments of news reports so I did know that a new virus had been discovered in China...

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‘Minari Review’: A Much-Needed Perspective on the American Dream
‘Minari Review’: A Much-Needed Perspective on the American Dream
By Jaina Gedeon, Film Critic • September 24, 2021

With the Oscars less than a week away, The Buchtelite is reviewing its final Oscar-nominated film before the award show. The last movie in the series is “Minari,” directed by Lee Isaac Chung. “Minari”...

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UA Student Turns Passion Into Pocket Change During COVID-19
By Summer Torok, Managing Editor • September 24, 2021

2020 was a year of quarantine and boredom. Kristina Hrnjak is a fourth-year student at the University of Akron. She is majoring in history with a minor in philosophy and has been into astrology from a...

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Many members of the Women’s Swimming and Diving team broke pool records during the 2020 Mid-American Conference championship.
Women’s Swimming, Diving Wins Seventh Consecutive MAC Title
By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief • March 9, 2020

The University of Akron Women’s Swimming and Diving team, ranked No. 25 in the nation, won its seventh consecutive Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship title on Feb. 29. This year, the Zips...

The Akron Vulcans defeated Cadence on Feb. 22 with a final score of seven to four.
Akron Vulcans Futsal Offers Fast-Paced, Exciting Entertainment
By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief • March 9, 2020

Looking for a new sport to follow with a local team and affordable ticket prices? Look no further, as the Akron Vulcans Futsal team, an affiliation of the FIFA National Futsal Premier League (NFPL),...

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A Moment, Please
Naomi Boyer, oil painting.
Lost & Gained
By LeKesha Parkman, Editor-in-Chief • May 28, 2021

March 10, 2020 was a day filled with disbelief and confusion. The rumor mill was rife with speculation at UA’s Myers School of Art of an eminent shut down because of the coronavirus(COVID-19). While...

A Word From President Miller:
A Word From President Miller:
By President Gary L. Miller May 28, 2021

While 2020 was a year of hardship, it was also, for those of us at The University of Akron, a year of hope. What I have seen over the past year from our students, faculty and staff has given me tremendous...

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