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Several Changes to Campus Operations Announced in Response to Evolving COVID-19 Situation

Several Changes to Campus Operations Announced in Response to Evolving COVID-19 Situation

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

March 17, 2020

In response to estimates that cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) will peak in late April or early May, The University of Akron President Gary L. Miller announced several key decisions impacting campus operations. These key decisions come only one week after Ohio’s first confirmed cases of COV...

Campus Cupboard Provides Assistance for Students Facing Food Insecurity

Campus Cupboard Provides Assistance for Students Facing Food Insecurity

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor

March 13, 2020

According to a survey from The Hope Center for College, Community and Justice, 45% of 86,000 college students described themselves as “food insecure.” ZipAssist is helping students at The University of Akron facing food insecurity through its Campus Cupboard initiative. This program unofficially be...

First Instance of COVID-19 Community Spread Confirmed in Stark County

First Instance of COVID-19 Community Spread Confirmed in Stark County

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2020

One person is in isolation at Mercy Medical Center in Canton after testing positive for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of cases in Ohio to four. This is the first confirmed case of community spread as the patient, a 53-year-old male, did not travel outside of the ...

UA Suspends All Instruction Through March 29 in Response to Coronavirus

UA Suspends All Instruction Through March 29 in Response to Coronavirus

By Megan Parker and Kaitee Horstmann

March 10, 2020

In response to recommendations from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, The University of Akron Present Gary L. Miller announced that all face-to-face instruction has been suspended and will begin again in an online format on March 30. Several Ohio universities have started transitioning to full online instruction since the announcement of three confi...

Three Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus in Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Three Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus in Cuyahoga County, Ohio

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2020

Three confirmed cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) were announced on March 9, 2020 by Gov. Mike DeWine, just two days after testing for the virus became available in Ohio. Gov. DeWine first made the announcement of the three confirmed COVID-19 cases via Twitter, where he also declared a ...

Students Help Produce ‘The Forgotten Dead’ in EXL Unclass

Students Help Produce ‘The Forgotten Dead’ in EXL Unclass

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

March 9, 2020

Through one of the Experiential Learning (EXL) Center’s unclasses, students are gaining real world experience by helping Joshua Tree Productions create “The Forgotten Dead,” a documentary about Schneider Park. Offered each semester at The University of Akron, the EXL’s unclasses are aimed at ...

20-Year UAPD Veteran to Assume Duties as New UA Chief of Police

20-Year UAPD Veteran to Assume Duties as New UA Chief of Police

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

March 9, 2020

On July 1, University of Akron Police Major Dale E. Gooding Jr. will assume duties as the Chief of Police and Assistant Vice President of Campus Safety. Current UAPD chief James P. Weber is set to retire on June 30 after 30 years of service with UA. According to a UA press release, Gooding has been w...

‘Public Spaces, Early Learning Internship’ Open for Students

‘Public Spaces, Early Learning Internship’ Open for Students

By LeKesha Parkman, Special Editions Editor

March 9, 2020

For a second year, ArtsNow, Summit Education Initiative, First Serve and The Experiential Learning (EXL) Center will work with four interns to develop installations in the North Hill neighborhood to support children’s education. The paid internship, “Public Spaces and Early Learning” is pri...

Northeast Ohio Student Venture Fund Gives Students Real Experience in Investing

Northeast Ohio Student Venture Fund Gives Students Real Experience in Investing

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor

March 9, 2020

Have you ever watched the show “Shark Tank” and wondered how the five investors choose which idea to invest in and how much money to offer? The Northeast Ohio Student Venture Fund (NEOSVF) is a non-profit organization that gives students the opportunity to act as “Sharks” through listening ...

Kenyette Tisha Barnes Speaks About Oppression, Activism

Kenyette Tisha Barnes Speaks About Oppression, Activism

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor

March 9, 2020

In an event hosted by The University of Akron’s Women’s Studies Program, Kenyette Tisha Barnes spoke about the #MuteRKelly movement on Mar. 3 in the Jean Howard Taber Student Union. Barnes is a political strategist and CEO of Nia Vizyon, LLC., a social justice lobbying firm. She co-founded the...

Several UA Students, Faculty, Alumni Receive ADDYs at American Advertising Awards

Several UA Students, Faculty, Alumni Receive ADDYs at American Advertising Awards

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2020

Nearly 30 students, faculty and alumni from The University of Akron Myers School of Art received ADDY awards during the local round of the annual American Advertising Awards. Presented each year by the Akron Chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF-Akron), the local tier is the first of the three...

Turning Point USA Teaches Students Fiscal Responsibility, Activism On Campus

Turning Point USA Teaches Students Fiscal Responsibility, Activism On Campus

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor

March 8, 2020

Created in 2012, Turning Point USA (TPUSA) is a non-profit organization that aims at teaching students the importance of free markets, capitalism and financial responsibility. The University of Akron’s chapter of TPUSA, which meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Jean Hower Taber Student Union, is one of over 1,500 campus ...

College Democrats Engage UA Students in Politics through Several Events, Activities

College Democrats Engage UA Students in Politics through Several Events, Activities

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2020

Editor's Note: The Buchtelite previously provided coverage of the College Republicans organization at The University of Akron. Students have the opportunity to get involved with politics on a local and national level while networking with real people through the College Democrats at The University ...

UA Student Wins Fourth Annual RubberDucks Hot Dog Recipe Challenge

UA Student Wins Fourth Annual RubberDucks Hot Dog Recipe Challenge

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

February 27, 2020

For the fourth consecutive year, The University of Akron School of Nutrition and Dietetics partnered with the Akron RubberDucks baseball team for their annual RubberDucks Hot Dog Recipe Challenge. Four UA student finalists competed in the recipe challenge on Feb. 12, in hopes of having their hot dog recipe featured...

Akron Law Professor Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee on Modernizing Internet Copyright

Akron Law Professor Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee on Modernizing Internet Copyright

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2020

In the first of several hearings to modernize the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), Akron Law Professor Mark F. Schultz testified before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Intellectual Property. Schultz was one of eight internet copyright experts who testified on Feb. 11 during the hearing about two porti...

Taking Care Week 2020 Promotes Physical, Mental Health During Midterms

Taking Care Week 2020 Promotes Physical, Mental Health During Midterms

By Megan Parker and Caitlin Heintz

February 20, 2020

The Counseling and Testing Center is sponsoring Taking Care Week 2020 with a variety of events across campus to help students engage in positive physical and mental health activities. Dr. Juanita Martin, the Executive Director of the Counseling and Testing Center, said the idea of Taking Care Week started ...

Black History Month at UA Features 14th Annual ‘Rethinking Race’ Event

Black History Month at UA Features 14th Annual ‘Rethinking Race’ Event

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

February 20, 2020

The University of Akron will be hosting its 14th annual ‘Rethinking Race: Black, White and Beyond’ event in the final week of Black History Month and into March, with a wide array of events spanning from Feb. 24 to March 7.  Rethinking Race aims to engage students and attendees in difficult conv...

Students Encouraged to Submit Research for Second Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium

Students Encouraged to Submit Research for Second Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2020

Both undergraduate and graduate students from all majors are invited to submit their research for the second-annual University of Akron Interdisciplinary Symposium (UA-IS) through Feb. 21. According to the UA-IS website, the symposium gives undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to subm...

Alpha Phi Hosting Annual Red Dress Gala for Women’s Heart Health

Alpha Phi Hosting Annual Red Dress Gala for Women’s Heart Health

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

February 18, 2020

The Eta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi at The University of Akron will be hosting its annual Red Dress Gala on Feb. 29 to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation in support of women’s heart health and cardiac care. Alpha Phi was originally established at Syracuse University in 1872 and was one of the first Greek societi...

UA Launches New Fundraising Campaign Celebrating 150 Years in Higher Education

UA Launches New Fundraising Campaign Celebrating 150 Years in Higher Education

By Elizabeth Heckler and Megan Parker

February 18, 2020

As part of honoring its 150 years in higher education, The University of Akron launched a new fundraising campaign celebrating the school’s sesquicentennial. The new campaign titled “We Rise Together – The Campaign for The University of Akron” aims to raise $150 million for the University in honor of its people, pl...

Students Enjoy Comedian Routine During RHPB 9:09 Event

Students Enjoy Comedian Routine During RHPB 9:09 Event

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor

February 18, 2020

Continuing their 7:17 and 9:09 series, the Residence Hall Program Board and Residence Hall Council had comedian Sammy Obeid perform on Jan. 29 in the Jean Hower Taber Student Union. According to his website, Obeid is best known for his streak of 1,001 days of consecutive comedy performances that started on Dec. ...

University Travel Restrictions Implemented Due to Coronavirus Despite No Cases in Ohio

University Travel Restrictions Implemented Due to Coronavirus Despite No Cases in Ohio

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2020

On Jan. 31, students at The University of Akron received an announcement through Zipmail with an update on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and new travel restrictions being enforced in the United States.  In the announcement, Dr. Joe Urgo, Executive Vice President and Provost, as well as Lisa Ritenour, Director of Student Health Services, said UA will be temporarily restricting University-sponsored travel to Ch...

MotherFood Bakery Fulfills Need for Vegan Option in Akron

MotherFood Bakery Fulfills Need for Vegan Option in Akron

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor

February 12, 2020

Taylor Dawson went vegan on the day before Thanksgiving in 2019. The sophomore English major says she always had an interest in going vegan, but she did not feel comfortable with making the change until recently. “There were others that didn't respect my idea to even go vegan, so when I did, it was very ...

City of Akron ‘Great Streets Initiative’ Partners with UA, First Energy

City of Akron ‘Great Streets Initiative’ Partners with UA, First Energy

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

February 12, 2020

A total of 252 LED streetlights are being installed by Ohio Edison, a subsidiary for FirstEnergy Corp., in the South Exchange Street Corridor neighborhood thanks to a partnership between the City of Akron and The University of Akron. The “Great Streets Initiative” aims at brightening the streets ...

‘Hair Love’ Wins Best Animated Short Film at 92nd Academy Awards

‘Hair Love’ Wins Best Animated Short Film at 92nd Academy Awards

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

February 10, 2020

The University of Akron alumni Matthew A. Cherry (2000-03) once tweeted in 2012 that he would be nominated for an Oscar one day. I'm gonna be nominated for an Oscar one day. Already claiming it — Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) June 2, 2012 Then, through a project that began as a Kickstart...

Alumnus Matthew Cherry Discusses ‘Hair Love’ Short Film, Book Award Nominations, UA Impact

Alumnus Matthew Cherry Discusses ‘Hair Love’ Short Film, Book Award Nominations, UA Impact

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2020

When he learned his seven-minute short film “Hair Love” was one of the five nominees for the Best Animated Short Film Academy Award, UA alumnus Matthew A. Cherry (2000-03) was filled with joy. “We actually took a video of it,” Cherry said. “Everybody came over to the house and it was rea...

Students Can Win Free 1-Year PRSSA Membership at First Pitch Contest

Students Can Win Free 1-Year PRSSA Membership at First Pitch Contest

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

February 5, 2020

The University of Akron’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will hold its first pitch contest in Kolbe Hall Room 103 on Feb. 6 from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Student participants will be given a public relations situation and an hour to come up with a ten-minute campaign ...

Basketball Fans Left in Shock After Kobe Bryant, 13-Year-Old Daughter Die in Helicopter Crash

Basketball Fans Left in Shock After Kobe Bryant, 13-Year-Old Daughter Die in Helicopter Crash

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

February 5, 2020

Basketball fans around the world were left in shock after NBA legend Kobe Bryant, 41, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna “GiGi” Bryant and seven others died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Jan. 26. According to an ESPN article, the helicopter departed from John Wayne Airport in Orange C...

UA’s Teacher Prep Program Ranked Top in Nation, Best in Ohio for Reading Instruction

UA’s Teacher Prep Program Ranked Top in Nation, Best in Ohio for Reading Instruction

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

February 4, 2020

The University of Akron’s undergraduate elementary teacher preparation program is one of the best in the United States for preparing educators to teach children reading. According to the January 2020 report by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a nonpartisan and not-for-profit research and policy organization, UA’s program is one of 15 in the nation and the only on...

Career Services Hosting Internship & Career Fair for Students, Alumni

Career Services Hosting Internship & Career Fair for Students, Alumni

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

January 29, 2020

The University of Akron’s Career Services will be hosting an Internship and Career Fair for students and alumni on Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Jean Hower Taber Student Union.  All majors are welcome to attend the fair for the chance to interact with potential employers looking for...

New Leadership Rebuilding UA’s Campus Habitat for Humanity

New Leadership Rebuilding UA’s Campus Habitat for Humanity

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2020

Throughout its history, Campus Habitat for Humanity has participated in a variety of activities on and off campus to improve the surrounding community and get students involved with those improvements. According to Dr. Carolyn Behrman, campus advisor for Campus Habitat, the student organization has...

LGBTUA Advocates for Equality, Inclusivity on Campus

LGBTUA Advocates for Equality, Inclusivity on Campus

By Emily West, Guest Writer

December 11, 2019

On April 30, 2019, members of The University of Akron’s largest LGBTQ club gathered to paint the rock on campus in bright rainbow colors. Painting the rock has been a campus tradition since the 1960’s, according to UA’s website. The rainbow colors of the rock celebrated inclusivity and equal...

‘Planned Parenthood: Generation Action’ Student Organization Looks Forward Despite Challenges

‘Planned Parenthood: Generation Action’ Student Organization Looks Forward Despite Challenges

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor

December 11, 2019

A small group of young women gathered in Student Union Room 310 on a Friday morning for a meeting and an educational presentation titled “Vaginas and Pleasure.” The University of Akron chapter of Planned Parenthood: Generation Action, also known as PPGenUA, was founded during the Spring 2019 semes...

‘Educate to Elevate’ Helps FirstEnergy Employees Get Degrees

‘Educate to Elevate’ Helps FirstEnergy Employees Get Degrees

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

December 11, 2019

The University of Akron, Stark State College and FirstEnergy Corp. are partnering on the new program ‘Educate to Elevate’ to assist FirstEnergy employees in getting higher education degrees starting in January 2020.  According to a UA press release, this program will give FirstEnergy customer service employees the chance to take classes in hop...

Annual Wild Lights Open at Akron Zoo

Annual Wild Lights Open at Akron Zoo

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

December 11, 2019

Throughout the month of December, animal and holiday enthusiasts alike can attend the Akron Zoo’s annual Wild Lights. Taking place every weekend from Nov. 29 through Dec. 30, Wild Lights features lighting displays as well as various forms of entertainment, including ice carvers, local choral per...

UA Students Network With Professionals at PRSA Student Day 2019

UA Students Network With Professionals at PRSA Student Day 2019

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

December 10, 2019

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) hosted their annual Student Day at Eaton Corporation on Nov. 15, where students from several universities could first hand advice from professionals in the field.  With over 100 chapters nationwide, PRSA also oversees over 300 Public Relations Stude...

Yvette Nicole Brown Inspires Communication, Media Students Before Receiving UA Alumni Honor Award

Yvette Nicole Brown Inspires Communication, Media Students Before Receiving UA Alumni Honor Award

By Megan Parker and Kaitee Horstmann

November 19, 2019

Cleveland native Yvette Nicole Brown is well-known for her role as Helen in the hit series “Drake & Josh” and her role as Shirley Bennett on NBC’s comedy series “Community.” One thing people may not know about Brown is that she graduated from The University of Akron in 1994 with a degre...

Students Split Over Decision to End Five Star Fridays

Students Split Over Decision to End Five Star Fridays

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

November 19, 2019

Students at The University of Akron are left with mixed opinions as several campus leaders announced that Five Star Fridays will be gradually coming to an end in the coming semesters. Five Star Fridays utilizes a four-day schedule where students must schedule their classes for Monday through Thursda...

Zippython Raising Money, Creating Support, Showing Love for Akron Children’s Hospital

Zippython Raising Money, Creating Support, Showing Love for Akron Children’s Hospital

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

November 18, 2019

Founded in 2013, Zippython is The University of Akron’s miracle network dance marathon chapter dedicated to raising money for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospitals. The first dance marathon chapter started in 1991 at Indiana University in the memory of a fellow student who passed away fro...

ZPN Root Beer Kegger Inspires Student Safety

ZPN Root Beer Kegger Inspires Student Safety

By Enrique Antonio, News & Opinion Contributor

November 18, 2019

On Oct. 29, the Zips Program Network (ZPN) at The University of Akron hosted a root beer kegger in the Jean Hower Taber Student Union in honor of alcohol awareness week. The kegger took place from 8 to 11 p.m. and was open to all current UA students interested in root beer and activities with peers a...

College Republicans Give Students Opportunities to Engage in Politics

College Republicans Give Students Opportunities to Engage in Politics

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor

November 18, 2019

Editors Note: The Buchtelite will also be providing coverage of the College Democrats organization at The University of Akron. Students at UA have the opportunity to get involved and learn about right-wing politics, while networking and developing real-life leadership skills on campus through th...

Students at UA Determined to ‘Make a Difference’ Despite Transportation Issues

Students at UA Determined to ‘Make a Difference’ Despite Transportation Issues

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports Editor

November 6, 2019

On Oct. 25, students from The University of Akron filled the Jean Hower Taber Student Union at 9 a.m. ready to volunteer for Make A Difference Day. Two different shifts were available for students to complete service projects. One from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and another from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Students we...

School of Nutrition, Dietetics Offering New Minor in Nutrition

School of Nutrition, Dietetics Offering New Minor in Nutrition

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2019

Interested in the field of nutrition but don’t want to major in it? The University of Akron School of Nutrition and Dietetics is now offering a minor in nutrition. According to the school’s website, UA students who are “majoring in a wide variety of disciplines can benefit from the minor f...

Akron Law Offering New Blended Online J.D. Program in Fall 2020

Akron Law Offering New Blended Online J.D. Program in Fall 2020

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2019

Beginning in the fall 2020 semester, The University of Akron School of Law will offer a new Blended Online Juris Doctor (J.D.) program to make law school more accessible to part-time students. The new program allows part-time students to attend classes in person only two nights a week, while completing ...

‘Finding a Better U’ Developed to Help Improve Local Heart Health

‘Finding a Better U’ Developed to Help Improve Local Heart Health

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

November 5, 2019

Sponsored by The University of Akron Foundation and the College of Health Professions, faculty have developed the free program “Finding a Better U” (FABU) to help local residents improve their heart health starting in November 2019.  With heart disease as the No. 1 cause of death in Summit Co...

UA Student Team Wins Third Consecutive Insurance Collegiate Challenge

UA Student Team Wins Third Consecutive Insurance Collegiate Challenge

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2019

For the third straight year, students from The University of Akron Risk Management and Insurance degree program won the Insurance Collegiate Challenge. This challenge introduces students to different roles in the insurance industry and simulates obstacles found in the real-world of the industry. Ad...

President Gary L. Miller Announces Interim UA Executive Vice President, Provost

President Gary L. Miller Announces Interim UA Executive Vice President, Provost

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2019

President Gary Miller recently announced Dr. Joe Urgo as Interim Executive Vice President and Provost, pending approval from the Board of Trustees (BOT). This announcement comes two weeks after President Miller proposed the plan to begin a national search to fill the position at The University of Akro...

Office of Accessibility Sponsors Disabilities Awareness Week with New Events, Activities

Office of Accessibility Sponsors Disabilities Awareness Week with New Events, Activities

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2019

Sponsored by the Office of Accessibility, Disabilities Awareness Week is returning to The University of Akron with a variety of events from Oct. 30 to Nov. 7 to promote inclusiveness and education about disabilities. Disabilities Awareness Week originally began at UA in 2006. Since the first year, eleven o...

Western Fruit Basket: Innovative American-Greek Fusion Food

Western Fruit Basket: Innovative American-Greek Fusion Food

By Katie Shuber, News Contributor

October 29, 2019

In the heart of downtown Akron, near the Akron Art Museum, there’s a 100-year-old Greek-American Fusion food restaurant run by a father and daughter duo. Western Fruit Basket is located at 115 E Market St. and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  Greg Megois, the owner of ...

Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing Holds Career Fair for Marketing Students

Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing Holds Career Fair for Marketing Students

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports Editor

October 29, 2019

On Friday Oct. 18, The University of Akron Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing held a career fair specifically for marketing students. Within the Taylor Institute, 20 companies attended the career fair, including PR 20/20, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Union Home Mortgage and ESPN Clevelan...

Summit County Probate Court Partners with Jockey Being Family Foundation

Summit County Probate Court Partners with Jockey Being Family Foundation

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2019

In supporting adoption in Summit County, the Jockey Being Family Foundation will provide adoptees and their siblings a monogrammed backpack with a blanket and teddy bear inside. In addition to the backpacks for the children, the foundation will also provide a Parent Resource Tote that has resources for post adoption...

Humane Society of Summit County Hosting BARKtoberfest to Advocate for Adoptable Animals

Humane Society of Summit County Hosting BARKtoberfest to Advocate for Adoptable Animals

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

October 23, 2019

The Humane Society of Summit County (HSSC) is hosting BARKtoberfest, a craft beer tasting event sponsored by Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. as a fun fall event for prospective supporters and adopters from 4 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 26. Featuring craft beer tasting, food from local vendors, games and a basket raffle, prospect...

Public Listening Sessions Set as Beginning of National Search for New UA Provost

Public Listening Sessions Set as Beginning of National Search for New UA Provost

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2019

During his first Board of Trustees meeting on Oct. 9, President Gary Miller proposed a plan to begin a confidential national search for a new Executive Vice President and Provost at The University of Akron. This proposal, which was approved by the BOT, would combine the currently split structure wi...

Parsons Dance Visits UA to Teach Master Classes, New Techniques

Parsons Dance Visits UA to Teach Master Classes, New Techniques

By Fabiana Mosquera, Arts & Entertainment Contributor

October 22, 2019

In association with DANCECleveland, The University of Akron invited Parsons Dance to teach master classes ranging from modern and hip-hop to contemporary from Oct. 7 to 11. Each semester, UA’s dance, theatre and arts administrations bring a dance company to campus to give students a week full of n...

President Gary L. Miller Discusses Future of UA With Student Media Representatives

President Gary L. Miller Discusses Future of UA With Student Media Representatives

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

October 15, 2019

On Oct. 11, The University of Akron’s new president, Gary L. Miller, sat down with representatives of the student media groups on campus for a press conference to answer questions from students and discuss his plans for the future of the university. President Miller was invited by ZTV, WZIP and The Buchte...

Akron Law Accepting GRE Scores From Applicants as Alternative to LSAT

Akron Law Accepting GRE Scores From Applicants as Alternative to LSAT

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2019

After a unanimous vote by faculty, The University of Akron School of Law will immediately start to accept GRE scores as an alternative to the LSAT scores from applicants. Christopher J. Peters, dean of Akron Law, said law schools exclusively used the LSAT as the sole admission test in order to analyze the capabil...

UA Financial Planning Program Ranked 11th in Nation

UA Financial Planning Program Ranked 11th in Nation

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2019

In their 2019 rankings released last week, Wealth Management ranked The University of Akron’s Financial Planning Program as 11th in the United States. For this ranking, a total of 67 on-campus, full-time, four-year programs were compared based on several factors, such as degrees granted, number of facul...

Several Study Abroad Opportunities Available to UA Students

Several Study Abroad Opportunities Available to UA Students

By Connor VanMaele, Guest Writer

October 14, 2019

Studying in another country doesn’t have to be just a dream at The University of Akron, with the Education Abroad Office. Education Abroad is a service that allows students to spend time in a foreign country of their choice while also earning credits for their degree. This gives students the ability to learn ...

UA School of Communication Hosting Fall 2019 Advising Fair

UA School of Communication Hosting Fall 2019 Advising Fair

By Kaitee Horstmann and Megan Parker

October 8, 2019

To help students prepare for the spring semester, The University of Akron School of Communication is hosting a fall advising fair in room 110 of Kolbe Hall on Oct. 29 and 30. Only for students in a communication program, this walk-in style event just started this past spring semester from the idea that faculty are better suited to assist with making program specific plans and decisions. McKenna Vietm...

Akron Army ROTC Celebrates 101st Year with New Alumni Lecture Series

Akron Army ROTC Celebrates 101st Year with New Alumni Lecture Series

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2019

To mark its 101st year on The University of Akron Campus, the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps is launching a new alumni lecture series. This new series titled the “Army ROTC Legacy of Leadership Lecture Series” was created in cooperation with several alumni from the program as a way to ackno...

Annual Adopt-a-Thon Weekend Expanded to Month Long ‘Dogtober’

Annual Adopt-a-Thon Weekend Expanded to Month Long ‘Dogtober’

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2019

“Dogtober,” a special adoption event hosted by Summit County, will run through Nov. 2 at the Summit County Animal Control Facility as an expansion of the annual fall adopt-a-thon event. Throughout Dogtober, families will have the opportunity to adopt fully vetted animals; meaning blood work, flea trea...

Counseling, Testing Center Sponsoring National Depression Screening Day on Campus

Counseling, Testing Center Sponsoring National Depression Screening Day on Campus

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports Editor

October 2, 2019

The Counseling & Testing Center will be providing free screenings for depression and other mood disorders in the Jean Hower Taber Student Union and the Polsky Building on Oct. 3. In honor of National Depression Screening Day, which isn’t until Oct. 10 this year, the free mental health tests will...

Akron Early College Recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School

Akron Early College Recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

October 1, 2019

The Akron Early College High School (AECHS), a program located in the Polsky Building at The University of Akron, was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education on Sept. 26. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and non-public schools for t...

County Officials Cut Ribbon on Summit Liberty House for Homeless Female Veterans

County Officials Cut Ribbon on Summit Liberty House for Homeless Female Veterans

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2019

County entities worked together to open the Summit Liberty House, located at Arch Street. City of Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan, Larry Moore; director of the Summit County Veterans Service Commission, Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro and several others cut the ribbon on the four-unit apartment bui...

3 UA Colleagues Among Winners of Knight Arts Challenge Akron

3 UA Colleagues Among Winners of Knight Arts Challenge Akron

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2019

Among the 16 winning ideas and projects from the 2019 Knight Arts Challenge Akron are three created by colleagues at The University of Akron. Victoria Rogers, vice president for arts at the Knight Foundation, said the projects and ideas in Akron went far beyond their expectations for inspiring the c...

West Campus Parking Deck Construction Set to Complete in Early November

West Campus Parking Deck Construction Set to Complete in Early November

By Katie Shuber, News Contributor

September 30, 2019

As construction on the West Campus Parking Deck continues into the sixth week of the semester, Capital Planning at The University of Akron may have a completion date set. With 1,493 spaces in the deck, including 30 handicap accessible spaces and 12 metered spaces, the parking deck is located on 27...

National Museum of Psychology Features Historical Artifacts, Interactive Exhibits

National Museum of Psychology Features Historical Artifacts, Interactive Exhibits

By Enrique Antonio, News & Opinion Contributor

September 30, 2019

As an affiliate of the Smithsonian institution since 2002, the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology offered free admission to the National Museum of Psychology all day Sept. 21. Featuring permanent exhibits with unique items on the history of psychology as a science, agents of social chang...

Several Resources Available on Campus, in Community For Those in Need of Support

Several Resources Available on Campus, in Community For Those in Need of Support

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2019

All members of The Buchtelite would like to offer their condolences to the friends and family of the student and fellow Zip we all lost too soon. In light of this tragedy, The Buchtelite would like to remind members of the community that they do not have to face struggles in life alone. If you or...

Students Share Hopes, Wishes for Campus in Response to New President

Students Share Hopes, Wishes for Campus in Response to New President

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2019

In response to the Board of Trustees selecting Gary L. Miller as the 18th President of The University of Akron on Aug. 14, several students share their hopes and visions for the future of UA. Prior to assuming his duties on Oct. 1, President Miller was the Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay fr...

Roo Express Riders at UA Adjust to Fall 2019 Changes

Roo Express Riders at UA Adjust to Fall 2019 Changes

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

September 26, 2019

Students at The University of Akron are adjusting to the recent changes made to the Roo Express, a free shuttle around campus, and the route in which it operates. Since the Spring 2019 semester, Parking and Transportation Services at UA has combined the old three-route system around campus into the no...

Student Accessibility Group at Akron Acts as Social Networking, Advocacy Organization

Student Accessibility Group at Akron Acts as Social Networking, Advocacy Organization

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2019

Editor’s Note: Megan Parker was elected President of the Student Accessibility Group at Akron. This article was written strictly based on information from other group members. The Office of Accessibility created the Student Accessibility Group at Akron (S.A.G.A.) in response to a previous campus i...

15th Annual Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop Focuses on Activism, Advocacy

15th Annual Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop Focuses on Activism, Advocacy

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

September 26, 2019

Journalism and media professionals joined with students from The University of Akron and Kent State University for the 15th annual Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop on Sept. 19 for discussions on ethics in activism and advocacy. Hosted by the Poynter Institute in partnership with KSU, the all-day worksho...

‘Make Campus Great Again’ Initiative Launched at UA

‘Make Campus Great Again’ Initiative Launched at UA

By Jennifer Hockman, Social Media Editor

September 26, 2019

Focused on increasing voter registration and supporting the re-election of President Donald Trump, the Republican National Committee and the Trump Victory Committee launched the Make Campus Great Again (MCGA) program. The first MCGA program launched at The University of Akron on Sept. 16 in the Jea...

New Anthony J. Alexander Professional Development Center Opens on Campus

New Anthony J. Alexander Professional Development Center Opens on Campus

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports

September 17, 2019

Built to help students in the College of Business Administration develop their skills through a one-stop training spot, The University of Akron opened the new Anthony J. Alexander Professional Development Center on Sept. 9 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Named after Anthony J. Alexander, a UA gradua...

Several Universities Team Up with JCPenney For 2019 “Suit-Up” Event

Several Universities Team Up with JCPenney For 2019 “Suit-Up” Event

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

September 16, 2019

Career Services at The University of Akron and JCPenney are teaming up for another “Suit-Up” Event on Sept. 22, where UA and Stark State faculty, students and alumni will get exclusive deals on professional attire. Students with a valid Zip Card will have a unique opportunity to receive up to ...

USG President, Vice President Working Toward Campus Sustainability, Student Wellness

USG President, Vice President Working Toward Campus Sustainability, Student Wellness

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 16, 2019

Undergraduate Student Government President Mark Okocha and Vice President Morgan Booker have been working hard on campus toward several goals of sustainability, student wellness and improved campus relations. Currently, Okocha and Booker are seniors. Okocha is majoring in supply chain management and ...

Interim President Green Announces Continued Academic Investments

Interim President Green Announces Continued Academic Investments

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 13, 2019

Interim President John Green announced The University of Akron is looking to hire 17 new faculty members and begin national searches for five administrative positions in order to continue its focus on superior academic programs. All of the searches are planned to start this academic year in hopes o...

Faculty Senate, Akron-AAUP Leaders Share Response to New President, Search Process

Faculty Senate, Akron-AAUP Leaders Share Response to New President, Search Process

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 9, 2019

Editors Note: The Buchtelite will provide an additional article on students’ response to these topics. Leaders from two key constituency groups on campus, Faculty Senate and the Akron-AAUP, share their responses to the recent changes at The University of Akron. According to the online Merriam-Webster dic...

Changes Made to Roo Express Shuttle Routes for Fall Semester

Changes Made to Roo Express Shuttle Routes for Fall Semester

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

September 8, 2019

Parking and Transportation Services at The University of Akron has changed the route of the Roo Express, a free shuttle for students on campus, from several routes to one circulatory route for the Fall 2019 semester. In past semesters, the Roo Express had three routes: the Polsky Express, East Route...

Research by UA Professor Shows How Companies Use ‘Selfie-Marketing’

Research by UA Professor Shows How Companies Use ‘Selfie-Marketing’

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

September 8, 2019

Think twice before sharing those selfies on social media, as companies are now starting to use those self-portraits for marketing efforts. As defined by the online Merriam-Webster dictionary, a selfie is “an image that includes oneself (often with another person or as part of a group) and is take...

Celebration of the 19th Amendment Anniversary at UA

Celebration of the 19th Amendment Anniversary at UA

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports Editor

September 8, 2019

The University of Akron School of Law will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment by bringing together national experts to discuss how the effects of women’s suffrage have changed America’s present and future. These experts will be at this year’s annual Center for Constitutiona...

Students Share Experiences, Advice after Start of New Semester

Students Share Experiences, Advice after Start of New Semester

By Katie Shuber, News Contributor

September 8, 2019

With two weeks of the Fall 2019 semester complete, students at UA are sharing their advice for new students based on a variety of different experiences during these first weeks of classes. Jaquie McAninch, a junior business administration major, said while her first week did not go as planned, the sec...

UA Engineering Professor Studies Mars Terrain for 2020 NASA Mission

UA Engineering Professor Studies Mars Terrain for 2020 NASA Mission

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

September 3, 2019

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is currently counting down the days until another trip to Mars in 2020 with plans to send a new and improved rover to collect soil samples. Space travel is often related back to astronauts and spaceships, but people often forget all of the l...

City of Akron Sponsors First Pizza Fest at Lock 3

City of Akron Sponsors First Pizza Fest at Lock 3

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 3, 2019

Sponsored by the City of Akron, Akron’s first ever Pizza Fest showcased eight local pizza vendors, cornhole, inflatables and live music performances at Lock 3 throughout Labor Day weekend. According to the Pizza Fest website, the three-day food and music festival featured several different pizza parlors from the Akron area that so...

Goodyear CEO Set as 2019 Goodyear Executive Leadership Forum Keynote Speaker

Goodyear CEO Set as 2019 Goodyear Executive Leadership Forum Keynote Speaker

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

August 30, 2019

Richard J. Kramer, chairman, CEO and president of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will be speaking at The University of Akron’s annual Goodyear Executive Leadership Forum on Sept. 17. Kramer’s portion of the leadership forum will take place at 1:15 p.m. in the Jean Hower Taber Student Unio...

President-Elect Names Wayne Hill as New UA Chief of Staff

President-Elect Names Wayne Hill as New UA Chief of Staff

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

August 26, 2019

On Aug. 21, President-elect Gary Miller and Interim President John Green named Wayne Hill as chief of staff and vice president of The University of Akron. With a bachelor’s degree in sociology, Hill first joined the Department of University Communications and Marketing in 2011 as associate vice president for marketing. Curre...

UA Dining Services Makes Several Changes to Different Campus Locations

UA Dining Services Makes Several Changes to Different Campus Locations

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

August 22, 2019

The University of Akron’s Dining Services, which is controlled by Aramark, has announced changes were made to the dining locations across campus. According to a UA press release, the Steak ‘n Shake and Starbucks in the Exchange Residence Hall will not be reopening this fall semester. Tom George, th...

UA Board of Trustees Select Gary L. Miller as New President

UA Board of Trustees Select Gary L. Miller as New President

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

August 14, 2019

After a unanimous decision at the Aug. 14 Board of Trustees meeting, Gary L. Miller, Ph.D., has been named the 18th President of The University of Akron. President-elect Miller, 65, is currently Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay and will assume his duties at UA on Oct. 1, 2019. Along ...

Swensons Celebrates 85th Anniversary, Offers Special Customer Promotion

Swensons Celebrates 85th Anniversary, Offers Special Customer Promotion

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

August 5, 2019

Swensons’ story began when Wesley T. “Pop” Swenson started selling fresh-ground hamburgers from the back of his station wagon in 1934. Now, the drive-in restaurant chain is celebrating 85 years of service committed to Pop’s ideals of serving fresh food, milkshakes and crispy sides with a special c...

UA Students Increase Child’s Mobility with Modified Toy Truck

UA Students Increase Child’s Mobility with Modified Toy Truck

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

May 1, 2019

Since September 2016, 4-year-old Nathan Ramey has attended occupational, physical and speech therapy at Akron Children’s Hospital.   Nathan has Down syndrome and is currently in remission from leukemia, after taking his last dosage of chemotherapy on Jan. 18, according to a University press rele...

University of Akron Student Petitions for Campus Community Garden

University of Akron Student Petitions for Campus Community Garden

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2019

Inspired by a project in her English composition class, University of Akron student Valerie Rado sought out to start a community garden on campus.   On a sunny Spring morning, Rado, along with several other UA students, handed out goodies such as fresh fruits while promoting the project.   ...

Interim President Green Discusses Plans for ‘Brighter’ UA Future

Interim President Green Discusses Plans for ‘Brighter’ UA Future

By Brooklyn Dennison and Megan Parker

April 24, 2019

With the spring semester ending soon and growing questions about the plans moving forward, Interim President John Green spoke with The Buchtelite about the future budget and faculty buyouts at The University of Akron.   Shortly after he began his position as interim president, Green said he learn...

Former UA President Recounts Contributions Before Transition to New University

Former UA President Recounts Contributions Before Transition to New University

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 23, 2019

As The University of Akron currently searches for its fourth leader since 2014, a former UA president has been chosen as the fifth president for Missouri Western State University.   Through a 5-0 vote by MWSU’s Board of Governors on March 12, Matthew Wilson will begin his new journey as pres...

Changes Coming to 2019 SpringFest

Changes Coming to 2019 SpringFest

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 23, 2019

The University of Akron is hosting a newly-imagined SpringFest on May 3, 2019, with several changes announced, including making it a student-based festival.   The changes to SpringFest were announced around the same time as the news of more budget cuts at UA surfaced. However, there is no definite co...

Akron Against Cancer to Host Annual Relay For Life

Akron Against Cancer to Host Annual Relay For Life

By Abigail Schreiner, Guest Writer

April 22, 2019

As a crowd holding glow sticks sits and listens to an Akron Against Cancer representative speak on stage, relationships between immediate family, extended family and friends are read.   Each time the representative reads a different title, such as mother, father or friend, another glow stick crack...

NASA Selects UA Engineers to Test Technology for Astronauts

NASA Selects UA Engineers to Test Technology for Astronauts

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 19, 2019

For the second year in a row, NASA has invited a team of students from the College of Engineering and Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences to travel to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, from April 15 to 19.   The University of Akron’s “Virtual Environments for Space Travel” (VEST...

Akron Zoo to Celebrate Earth Day

Akron Zoo to Celebrate Earth Day

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 16, 2019

The Akron Zoo is celebrating Earth Day on April 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 25 vendors throughout the park sharing information on conservation, green energy and sustainable living efforts in the Akron community.   Doug Piekarz, President and CEO of the Akron Zoo, said that “Party for the ...

UA Hosts First Annual Student-Led Research Symposium

UA Hosts First Annual Student-Led Research Symposium

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 16, 2019

The first-ever University of Akron Interdisciplinary Symposium (UA-IS), an event for students to showcase their research, took place in the ballroom of the  Taber Student Union on April 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Two doctoral students at UA, Scott Swiatek and Matt Williamson, created the sympo...

University of Akron Employee, Alum to Appear on ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’

University of Akron Employee, Alum to Appear on ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 10, 2019

An employee and alumnus from The University of Akron will appear as a contestant on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” hosted by Chris Harrison Thursday, April 11, 2019.   Derek Daily is currently one of the UA Career Services coordinators and also serves as a liaison for the LeBron James Family Foundat...

Multiple UA Departments Respond to Disabled Student Evacuation Incident

Multiple UA Departments Respond to Disabled Student Evacuation Incident

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2019

This article is part two of a two-part series.  Part two covers the response from different departments at The University of Akron. Part one covers the incident from the perspective of the student.   After an incident where a University of Akron student with disabilities, Hannah Laudo, was left in her dorm...

Rape Crisis Center to Host Annual Walk of Heroes

Rape Crisis Center to Host Annual Walk of Heroes

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 8, 2019

The Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties is hosting their annual Walk of Heroes this year on April 26, from 6-8 p.m.   In the past, there have been delays due to the weather, so this year the Rape Crisis Center decided to have an indoor event, utilizing the Stile Athletics Field H...

Akron Law Students Competing for Cash Prize at Intramural Trial Competition

Akron Law Students Competing for Cash Prize at Intramural Trial Competition

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 3, 2019

Eight teams from The University of Akron School of Law will be competing for a cash prize in the school’s 10th annual intramural trial competition on Saturday, April 6.   This competition is sponsored by Tzangas Plakas Mannos Ltd., an award-winning law firm originally founded in 1957 with offices in Ca...

University of Akron Seeking Book Donations for Local Youth

University of Akron Seeking Book Donations for Local Youth

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

April 1, 2019

Through April 5, ZipAssist and serveAkron are hosting a book drive asking for new and gently used children’s books in support of Bright Star Books, a local nonprofit working to increase the access to and ownership of books in Akron and surrounding areas.   Bright Star Books was founded in 20...

Stan Hywet to Open for 2019 Season on April 2

Stan Hywet to Open for 2019 Season on April 2

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

April 1, 2019

“Lasting Impressions” aims to celebrate Gertrude Seiberling's passion for painting through having her paintings on display in the Manor House of Stan Hywet during the 2019 season starting on April 2.   Gertrude Seiberling (1866-1946) was married to F.A. Seiberling (1859-1855), who would later beco...

UA Student Rocket Design Team Heading to NASA Competition

UA Student Rocket Design Team Heading to NASA Competition

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

April 1, 2019

The University of Akron’s student rocket-design team, the Akronauts, will be competing in NASA’s 2019 Student Launch Competition in Huntsville, Alabama from April 4-6.   Founded in 2014, the Akronauts are comprised of students from the College of Engineering. Through hands-on experience, the students ...

Designing Independence: UA Students Modify Power Wheels for Children with Disabilities

Designing Independence: UA Students Modify Power Wheels for Children with Disabilities

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

March 24, 2019

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once asked, “Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”   Students from the Biomedical Engineering Design and NASA Robotics teams at The University of Akron answered this question through customizing electric toy cars for local children ...

Fifth Annual Zippython Raising Money for Akron Children’s Hospital

Fifth Annual Zippython Raising Money for Akron Children’s Hospital

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 24, 2019

The fifth annual Zippython, a dance marathon held to raise money for Akron Children’s Hospital, will take place in Central-Hower High School's gymnasium on April 13 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.   Zippython is a small chapter of a student-run organization called Miracle Network Dance Marathon (MNDM) that spa...

A Q&A With the USG Presidential, Vice Presidential Candidates

A Q&A With the USG Presidential, Vice Presidential Candidates

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

March 18, 2019

Voting for the Spring 2019 Undergraduate Student Government Elections is currently underway.   According to USG Election Rules, the general elections are held within the first 11 weeks of the spring semester and the first-year elections are held within the first six weeks of the fall semester.   “The President, V...

UA Chemistry Professor Receives $1.9 Million Grant for Asthma Research

UA Chemistry Professor Receives $1.9 Million Grant for Asthma Research

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

March 18, 2019

As a respiratory condition that impacts several people on a daily basis, asthma is an important topic within research. One professor at The University of Akron understands its importance through her research.   Dr. Sailaja Paruchuri received a $1.9 million Research Project Grant (R01) from the National Ins...

Police Search for Suspects, Offer Solutions Following Off-campus Robbery

Police Search for Suspects, Offer Solutions Following Off-campus Robbery

By Amanda Piekarz, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 18, 2019

An armed robbery took place off campus on March 5, around 10:30 p.m. The three victims were students at The University of Akron, two 20-year-old men and one 21-year-old man. The robbery took place in the 300 block of Sumner Street at the University Edge apartment complex.   Three men allegedly...

Great Lakes Science Center Exhibits Cars from Zips Racing

Great Lakes Science Center Exhibits Cars from Zips Racing

By José Suárez, Reporter

March 13, 2019

Three open-wheel race cars designed and built by members of Zips Racing will be featured in an exhibit focusing on Formula One racing at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland starting on March 15 through Labor Day weekend. This exhibit titled, Vroom! A Car Adventure is also set to include more inf...

Akron Ph.D. Student Receives Research Grant, Fellowship Award for Eye Research

Akron Ph.D. Student Receives Research Grant, Fellowship Award for Eye Research

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

March 13, 2019

As one of the most important organs in the human body, the eye helps people navigate the environment around them through seeing objects color, form and shape.   Katelyn Sondereker is a fourth-year integrated bioscience Ph.D. candidate at The University of Akron whose research revolves around ...

2nd Annual Dodgeball Charity Tournament Sign-Ups Open

2nd Annual Dodgeball Charity Tournament Sign-Ups Open

By José Suárez, Reporter

March 13, 2019

The University of Akron Residence Hall Council is hosting Zippy’s Let’s Dodge Cancer Classic on Sunday, April 7 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, courts four and five.   In its second year, the tournament will raise money for Relay For Life, a community-based fundra...

Disabled UA Student Left in Dorm Room During Fire Alarm

Disabled UA Student Left in Dorm Room During Fire Alarm

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

March 12, 2019

This article is part one of a two-part series. Part one covers the incident from the perspective of the student. Part two covers the response from different departments at The University of Akron.   A University of Akron student with disabilities was left in her dorm room despite yelling for he...

ZipCon 2019 Brings More Than 2000 Attendees

ZipCon 2019 Brings More Than 2000 Attendees

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

March 4, 2019

The Akron Anime Club recently hosted its sixth annual ZipCon at The University of Akron on Feb. 23 and are already starting preparations for next year’s event. ZipCon is a one-day convention primarily for fans and cosplayers of the popular  Japanese media forms anime and manga but does not exclude fan...

Rethinking Race Conversation Tackles Heroes, Race

Rethinking Race Conversation Tackles Heroes, Race

By José Suárez, Reporter

March 4, 2019

As the events of Rethinking Race seek to inspire discussion about the roles given to a race in society, various subjects about how the different races are viewed also come up. On March 4 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., a law professor from The University of Akron will address the topic of “non-traditional c...

UA Speech & Debate Team Secures Fourth Consecutive State Championship

UA Speech & Debate Team Secures Fourth Consecutive State Championship

By Megan Parker and José Suárez

February 25, 2019

Editor’s Note: The Buchtelite would like to apologize to The University of Akron’s Speech and Debate team for the original story “Speech, Debate Renaissance Sweeps Across UA, Rivals.” The story was unbalanced and did not appropriately capture the hard work that UA’s Speech and Debate students ...

Graduation Can Be Confusing; Academic Advisers Are Here to Help

Graduation Can Be Confusing; Academic Advisers Are Here to Help

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2019

Graduating can be a difficult task as it is a transition from the academic world to the professional world. However, advisers from the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Akron have some advice on how to graduate smoothly and avoid barriers. For students beginning to prepare...

Medical Marijuana Expo Heading to Akron

Medical Marijuana Expo Heading to Akron

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

February 25, 2019

With the success of the Ohio Marijuana Expo in Cleveland on Jan. 26, Ohio Marijuana is expanding its cannabis event series to the John S. Knight Center in Akron on March 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. In June of 2016, a law allowing the use of medical marijuana, House Bill 523, was passed by Gov. John...

A Closer Look At UA’s Free Speech Policy

A Closer Look At UA’s Free Speech Policy

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2019

In recent months, Kaitlin Bennett, a figure known for her strong and sometimes controversial stance on Second Amendment rights, has twice visited The University of Akron. During both of her visits, Bennett was greeted by supporters and opponents alike. This is not the first time an individual or group has...

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