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Teaching About Race: An Educational Forum

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

October 17, 2017

Filed under Campus News

On Wednesday, Oct. 11, The University of Akron and The LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education held “Teaching About Racial Inequities in American Schools,” an educational forum. The purpose of the forum was to...

Alcohol Awareness Week at UA

By Erika Newcome and Celeste Houmard

October 17, 2017

Filed under Campus News, News

On Wednesday, Oct. 18, the Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils will be hosting the “Know Your Impact: Under the Influence” event from 6 . to 9 p.m. in the Student Union, Ballrooms A and B. A variety of fun activities ...

A Chance to Speak with President Wilson

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

October 17, 2017

Filed under Campus News

Students are encouraged to come and discuss recent changes at The University of Akron from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18. President Matthew Wilson and Undergraduate Student Government will be holding a town hall forum in...

Free STI Testing

Free STI Testing

October 2, 2017

Register Your Mocktails Team Today

By Celeste Houmard

September 27, 2017

Filed under Campus News

The Zips Programming Network (ZPN) is hosting “Mocktails” in the Student Union Ballroom on Oct. 16, at 6:00 p.m. Mocktails is an event set to bring together all student organizations at The University of Akron in attem...

Love Akron to Host Sixth Annual Awards Breakfast

By Emily Bower, Contributor

September 25, 2017

Filed under Akron News, Lifestyles

Love Akron will host their sixth annual awards breakfast at the John S. Knight Center on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at  6:45 a.m. The Love Akron Awards are held each September in memory of the late Brenda Burnham Unruh.   ...

Committed to The Cause

Committed to The Cause

September 25, 2017

AK-Rowdies to Host Inaugural Cornhole Tournament

By Celeste Houmard

September 25, 2017

Filed under Campus News, University Information

The AK-Rowdies are set to host an event for students at The University of Akron on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. in Lot 10 alongside Vine Street. The winner of the tournament will receive a free t-shirt and a $20 gift card. Registr...

Uniting UA is the Present and Future Movement of The University of Akron’s Undergraduate Student Government

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2017

Filed under Campus News, News

The purpose of the Undergraduate Student Government at The University of Akron is to provide a greater sense of community, Taylor Bennington, the president of USG said in an interview last Thursday. One way that the USG has set to achieve thi...

Lacklusterspace

Lacklusterspace

September 18, 2017

Suit Yourself!

Suit Yourself!

September 16, 2017

A New Illuminated Learning Tool

By Julian Curet, Contributor

September 1, 2017

Filed under Campus News, News

The University of Akron’s online learning management software formerly known as Springboard has now become Brightspace. This change will not mean anything to this year’s new students, however, for the returning student body ...

Exploring Greek Life

Exploring Greek Life

August 29, 2017

Good Health Equals Great Semester

By Rachana Asapu, Correspondent

August 29, 2017

Filed under Health & Safety, News, University Information

Kick starting this fall semester with some interesting courses, making new friends, and just starting to feel the cold slowly settle in can be very fun. You’d probably want to do all this hale and hearty, but while no one pl...

Know Your UAPD

By Meenakshi Kodati, Correspondent

August 29, 2017

Filed under Campus News, Health & Safety, News, University Information

It’s not uncommon to feel completely safe and at-home at The University of Akron, thanks to the warm and friendly environment on the campus. However, it won’t hurt to always be on your guard, because, let’s face it – we...

Travel Fast for Free

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

August 29, 2017

Filed under Akron News, Campus News, News, University Information

Students at The University of Akron can travel around Akron for free by using the Roo Express, the METRO Regional Transit Authority and a new bike share program. The Roo Express is a transportation service that can take studen...

Welcome Back to Fall

Welcome Back to Fall

August 28, 2017

The Buchtelite Returns

The Buchtelite Returns

August 25, 2017

Actions at yesterdays Board meeting

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

December 8, 2016

Filed under Campus News, News

In response to the release of an Ernst & Young financial report of UA which measured an $18-million deficit, the Board of Trustees discussed its new “Transformation Plan” during its meeting yesterday. The new plan, en...

EXL announces new ‘unclasses’

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

December 1, 2016

Filed under Campus News, News

The EXL Center is unveiling three new “unclasses” centered on community engagement for this upcoming spring semester. “Unclasses” are different from regular classes because they are created as interdisciplinary “special...

World AIDS Day

November 29, 2016

Financial report released

Financial report released

November 22, 2016

Changes coming to Gen Eds

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

November 22, 2016

Filed under Campus News, News

New general education requirements will come into effect at The University of Akron for incoming freshmen starting in the fall 2017 semester. The process began in 2011 when a General Education Revision Steering Committee beg...

Z-TV to host special election night broadcast

By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2016

Filed under News

For the third election in a row, The University of Akron’s Emmy-nominated Z-TV broadcasting network will provide election night coverage next Tuesday, Nov. 8. The three-hour special broadcasting session will start at 7 p.m....

Honors College launches involvement in 2017 Hult Prize competition

By Ben Holda, blj115@zips.uakron.edu

November 3, 2016

Filed under News

The University of Akron prepares to send its second team to the International Hult Prize competition. This marks the second year in which UA has sent a team to the worldwide contest. The competition features small teams fr...

University seeks to fill head diversity position

By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2016

Filed under News

In the print version of this article, it was wrongly stated that Carl Wallace, local pastor and community leader, is serving as interim chief diversity officer. Lakeesha Ransom, dean of the Honors College, has been in that pos...

Choose your adventure

Choose your adventure

October 31, 2016

Diwali Night 2016

Diwali Night 2016

October 31, 2016

Major gift to be announced

By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2016

Filed under Campus News

At noon today The University of Akron will be announcing a major gift that will “advance research and attract top talent,” according to a media advisory sent out yesterday, Oct. 31. “Occasionally the size and scope of a dona...

Blue, red debate

Blue, red debate

October 27, 2016

Remembering Joe Benes

October 26, 2016

Faculty respond with survey

By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2016

Filed under News

Yesterday afternoon UA’s faculty union released the results of a survey regarding the Board of Trustees’ recent decision to make Matthew Wilson permanent president and Rex Ramsier permanent provost of the University. ...

President, provost named

President, provost named

October 19, 2016

Orange is the new blue

Orange is the new blue

October 18, 2016

UAPD response to thefts and break-ins

By Adam Fox, amf109@zips.uakron.edu

October 17, 2016

Filed under Campus News, News

In response to a recent increase of thefts and vehicle break-ins, UA police officer Major Dale Gooding recommends students use common sense by ensuring that all vehicles, homes, and other personal properties are locked and secur...

Life of a drag queen

Life of a drag queen

October 13, 2016

Front line of the Kent State Shooting

By Ben Holda, bjh115@zips.uakron.edu

October 12, 2016

Filed under News

Yesterday, Alan Canfora, a former Kent State University student who was wounded in the Kent State shootings of May 4, 1970, spoke at the UA Honors Common room to give his perspective as a protester in the front lines of the confl...

Dinner with the president

By Kristinia Aiad-Toss, News Editor

October 5, 2016

Filed under News

Students who share stories of their experience at The University of Akron with interim President Matthew Wilson will have a chance to attend a dinner at his house in November. Wilson is asking students to send him their success stories at U...

Exercise your English

By Kate Tasseff, kit4@zips.uakron.edu

October 5, 2016

Filed under News

Are you an international student looking to meet new friends, play games, and have fun while practicing your English at the same time? The Office of International Programs presents the perfect opportunity with its weekly event: English ...

What is ‘oneness’?

What is ‘oneness’?

October 4, 2016

EXL Center names two new co-directors

By Benjamin Holda, bjh115@zips.uakron.edu

October 3, 2016

Filed under Campus News, News

The EXL Center named two new co-directors last week, Carolyn Behrman and Annal Vyas. These new directors will take the place of Founding Director Jeff Hoffman and Resource Director Ian Schwarber, both of whom resigned in Septembe...

University Prepares for review

By Benjamin Holda, bjh115@zips.uakron.edu

September 29, 2016

Filed under Campus News, News

The University of Akron has begun preparation for a comprehensive review done on it by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), which is the regional body that grants federal accreditation to higher learning institutions. This vis...

Play the president

Play the president

September 29, 2016

Ask an atheist

Ask an atheist

September 29, 2016

Ohio state senator visits UA

Ohio state senator visits UA

September 27, 2016

Poetry collection resurrects the lost

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor

September 21, 2016

Filed under Campus News, News

Last week, The University of Akron Press awarded its 2016 Akron Poetry Prize to Aimée Baker, a lecturer at the State University of New York (SUNY) Plattsburgh in New York. The Akron Poetry Prize is an annual award that the Press gives to ...

Scholarship campaign to raise $20 million

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

September 21, 2016

Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

Following an uptick in donations to The University of Akron after his appointment in July, Interim President Matthew Wilson is now spearheading a $20-million scholarship campaign. Launched on Labor Day, the campaign — titl...

Diversity Week 2016

Diversity Week 2016

September 19, 2016

Zombie event to break world record

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

September 19, 2016

Filed under News

In an attempt to break a world record, a large scale Zombie Nerf Attack will take place on Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. at Firestone Metro Park. The event is an attempt to appear in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest z...

‘Thank-A-Donor Day’ at UA

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

September 15, 2016

Filed under News

The tradition of donating, starting with John R. Buchtel and his wife’s donation of $500,000 to the founding of Buchtel College in 1870, has continued over the years and allowed UA to grow and expand into the University we k...

Enrollment down, hopes up

Enrollment down, hopes up

September 14, 2016

The scoop on dining services

The scoop on dining services

September 14, 2016

Pick up at the Amazon store

Pick up at the Amazon store

September 14, 2016

How we got here

How we got here

September 13, 2016

Welcome, freshmen

Welcome, freshmen

September 12, 2016

New Student Convocation

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

September 7, 2016

Filed under News

New Student Convocation, the annual event welcoming the freshmen class, will be held tomorrow in EJ Thomas Hall at 4:30 p.m., with doors opening at 4 p.m. After a faculty procession, Interim President Matthew Wilson will address th...

In with the new

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

September 7, 2016

Filed under News

The University of Akron Board of Trustees named Matthew Wilson, former dean of UA's law school, interim president of the University on July 11, after former president Scott Scarborough resigned in May. In an interview with t...

Out with the old

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor

September 7, 2016

Filed under News

Over the summer, Scott Scarborough ended a short but controversial tenure as The University of Akron’s president. The Board of Trustees, the governing body of the University, announced Scarborough’s resignation on its May 31 board...

Scarborough resigns

Scarborough resigns

May 31, 2016

President names new chief of staff

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

May 4, 2016

Filed under Campus News

On Tuesday, May 3, University of Akron President Scott Scarborough appointed William Lyons as his interim chief of staff. Lyons has been a political science professor at UA since 1996, becoming director of the Center for Confli...

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