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The University of Akron Press, Leslie Harrison Go to Big Apple

November 15, 2017

Dr. Jon Miller and Dr. Mary Biddinger will be representing The University of Akron Press at the 2017 National Book Awards Ceremony in New York City on Wednesday, Nov. 15. The poetry book, “The Book of...

Indian Student Association Hosts Another Successful Diwali Celebration

Indian Student Association Hosts Another Successful Diwali Celebration

November 9, 2017

This past Sunday, Nov. 5, the Indian Student Association hosted a Diwali celebration that was open to all of campus. The event was a marathon of traditional Indian dances, traditional Indian songs, Bolly...

EX[L] Center, Environmental Conservation Club Recycle Shirts

EX[L] Center, Environmental Conservation Club Recycle Shirts

November 3, 2017

On Wednesday, Nov. 1, the EX[L] Center and the Environmental Conservation Club held an event where students from The University of Akron made reusable grocery bags out of shirts they no longer wear. ...

Students from around the World can Engage in Political Discussion in an Upcoming Global Classroom Course

Students from around the World can Engage in Political Discussion in an Upcoming Global Classroom Course

October 28, 2017

The Global Classroom, a political science course that will be taught simultaneously in four universities across four different continents in real time was announced Thursday morning by The University of Ak...

Police Give ‘All Clear’ Following Polsky Bomb Threat

Police Give ‘All Clear’ Following Polsky Bomb Threat

October 23, 2017

The University of Akron Police Department issued an ‘all clear’ after a bomb threat was called into the Polsky Building on Friday morning, confirming that there was no real threat to students or f...

UA Receives Largest Gift in its History

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2017

Filed under Campus News, News

President Matthew J. Wilson announced on Thursday the pending receipt of the largest gift in The University of Akron’s history and one of the largest gifts received in public higher education in 2017, the press release for the gift said. The gift was for more than $20 million from the estate of Jean Hower Taber, the press release said. The press release said that most of the gift, about two-thirds, will go to scholars...

President Wilson’s Contract Extended, Salary Raised

President Wilson’s Contract Extended, Salary Raised

October 21, 2017

The University of Akron’s Board of Trustees met on Wednesday, Oct. 11 and passed several resolutions, including the extension of President Matthew Wilson’s contract. The meeting began with a moment of silence d...

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 discuss how to talk about race-related issues in schools. The forum had a townhall format with a panel of a diverse group of educators and psychiatrists. The event was moderated by Dr. Brad Maguth, researc...

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 at the event are meant to simulate the effects of alcohol and how it impairs judgment. On Thursday, Oct. 19, UA’s Alcohol Awareness Trivia night will be taking place at 7 p.m. in the Union Market. Trivi...

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 the Student Union Starbucks Lounge. The town hall meeting is open to all students. During the meeting, students will be able to ask President Wilson questions about the University and discuss topics concerning UA. Wilson held his first town hall meeting wi...

Coalition Against Sexual Assault to Host Escape Room

Coalition Against Sexual Assault to Host Escape Room

October 16, 2017

This Friday, Oct. 20, the Coalition Against Sexual Assault will be hosting an escape room during the Rootbeer Kegger on the third floor of the Student Union from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Groups of eight to 1...

Sweater Weather in College of Arts and Sciences

Sweater Weather in College of Arts and Sciences

October 3, 2017

In recent weeks, students, faculty and staff have noticed cooler conditions in the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences building. The conditions are the cause of an aging heating and cooling system util...

Free STI Testing

Free STI Testing

October 2, 2017

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., the Student Health Services will be having free testing for sexually transmitted infections. Students who are enrolled at The University of Akron are able to...

UA Opens New International Center

UA Opens New International Center

October 2, 2017

On Wednesday Sept. 27, The University of Akron opened The International Center. The Center is brand new and is a one-stop-shop for international students and students who are interested in studying abro...

UA to Host 7th Annual Homecoming 5K

UA to Host 7th Annual Homecoming 5K

September 30, 2017

The University of Akron is hosting its seventh annual 5K run/walk to kick-off Homecoming Weekend on Oct. 7 at 8:00 a.m. The race will begin outside of InfoCision Stadium where the course follows a fi...

Her Campus Akron: A Student Organization that Gives Women an Outlet to Write

Her Campus Akron: A Student Organization that Gives Women an Outlet to Write

September 28, 2017

Her Campus Akron provides women with an outlet to write and a resource for college life, Abigail Bashor, the executive and editor-in-chief of The University of Akron’s chapter of Her Campus said. ...

Black Male Summit Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Black Male Summit Celebrates 10th Anniversary

September 28, 2017

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Black Male Summit. The two-day event will be held on Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30 at the John S. Knight Center and the Student Union at The Universi...

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 attempt to win money for their organizations. The top three teams will receive a monetary prize awarded to their account. First place will win $150, second place will receive $100, and third place will be...

HungerPerks: When Students with Strong Entrepreneurial Spirit Collaborate to Make Something Great

HungerPerks: When Students with Strong Entrepreneurial Spirit Collaborate to Make Something Great

September 26, 2017

The creators of HungerPerks, which consist of two students from The University of Akron and one recent alumni, talked about their entrepreneurial journey and vision for the app. HungerPerks is a pl...

Committed to The Cause

Committed to The Cause

September 25, 2017

If you’re looking for a life-changing experience that benefits the society as well as you, turn towards Circle K International. Not the gas station, but an extension of the high school organization Ke...

Fact or Fiction? Fighting Fake News Panel at Highland Square Library

Fact or Fiction? Fighting Fake News Panel at Highland Square Library

September 25, 2017

Highland Square Library is hosting an event that will dive into the topic of fake news on Monday, Sept. 25 at 6:00 p.m. Experts from The University of Akron and the Akron community will be panelists...

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. Registration will be open until Oct. 1 and all UA students are welcome to register. There are only 32 spots available, so be sure to register as soon as possible. Make sure to attend this fun ...

UA Students Travel to Le Mans, France With History Department

UA Students Travel to Le Mans, France With History Department

September 22, 2017

A group of students from The University of Akron had the unique opportunity to study in Le Mans, France alongside French college students this past June. The group consisting of 15 American students and 19 ...

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 this is an initiative called Uniting UA. Uniting UA, which started this year, is a movement that allows multiple student organizations to come together to create an event or program that wil...

UA Announces Potential Return of Baseball Program and Addition of Women’s Lacrosse

UA Announces Potential Return of Baseball Program and Addition of Women’s Lacrosse

September 19, 2017

The University of Akron President Matthew J. Wilson and Director of Athletics Larry Williams announced on Tuesday that they intend to recommend plans to restore UA’s baseball team and also to add a women’...

The University of Akron Begins Sorority Recruitment Week

The University of Akron Begins Sorority Recruitment Week

September 19, 2017

Every year, universities across the U.S. embark on a journey called sorority recruitment.  A tradition that has survived for centuries for one very important reason: sisterhood.   The women in the Panhelle...

Cardozo’s Julie Suk Spoke About an Image for an Equal Rights Amendment to Celebrate Constitution Day

Cardozo’s Julie Suk Spoke About an Image for an Equal Rights Amendment to Celebrate Constitution Day

September 19, 2017

Julie Suk, a professor of law at the Cardozo School of Law, spoke in a lecture at The University of Akron’s School of Law Monday afternoon about how constitutional equality should go beyond gender equalit...

Lacklusterspace

Lacklusterspace

September 18, 2017

  Brightspace, the online learning tool formerly known as Springboard, has been up and running for over three weeks now. However, the much-hailed, feared, and discussed switch has come and gone withou...

Myers School of Art Faculty Exhibit to Open to the Public

Myers School of Art Faculty Exhibit to Open to the Public

September 18, 2017

The Myers School of Art Faculty Exhibit is currently open to the public at Folk Hall until Wednesday, Sept. 20. The exhibit, which opened on Aug. 24 in the Emily Davis Gallery, features art from 26 full and p...

Suit Yourself!

Suit Yourself!

September 16, 2017

Are you suited up for the upcoming career fair? Are you in need of professional attire? While preparing for an interview, a well-written resume and experiences are not enough, you should dress the part to ge...

UA’s Bike Share Program Officially Launches

UA’s Bike Share Program Officially Launches

September 15, 2017

The University of Akron celebrated bikes Wednesday morning during the official kick-off event of the University’s bike share program. The event, which took place in front of the Student Recreation a...

UA Bike Share Program to Hold Kick Off Event

UA Bike Share Program to Hold Kick Off Event

September 12, 2017

The University of Akron’s bike share program will have a kick off event Wednesday, Sept. 13, to mark the official launch of the program. The event, which is free and open to all students, will start at...

Law School Gets Total Makeover

Law School Gets Total Makeover

September 11, 2017

On Friday, Sept. 8, The University of Akron held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open their newly renovated law school. A crowd of about 250 people, including state officials and judges, along ...

ASL Club to Host Variety of Events This Semester

ASL Club to Host Variety of Events This Semester

September 5, 2017

In the United States, American Sign Language is the third most widely-used language after English and Spanish. American Sign Language is taught at The University of Akron through several courses with a wi...

UAPD to Host Coffee With a Cop

UAPD to Host Coffee With a Cop

September 4, 2017

The University of Akron Police Department encourages students, faculty and employees to join them for a free cup of coffee as an opportunity to socialize with the University Police. UAPD’s main priori...

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 and current faculty, the new platform will require some getting used to. Springboard and Brightspace were both created by the software company D2L. The name change on campus reflects the company...

Butts in Seats, Not the Ground: UA Goes Tobacco Free

Butts in Seats, Not the Ground: UA Goes Tobacco Free

August 30, 2017

This summer, on July 1, The University of Akron became a smoke and tobacco-free campus making it one of almost 2,000 college campuses across the United States that have instituted the same or similar ...

Know Your UAPD

By Meenakshi Kodati, Correspondent

August 28, 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 all know it’s not a perfect world. Here’s The Buchtelite’s advice to all students: it’s always good to have this number on your speed dial – 330-972-2911. This is one of the quickest ways ...

Travel Fast for Free

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 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 students around campus and to neighborhoods near campus. The shuttle currently has eight routes to accommodate students with their transportation needs. The main weekday routes operate from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. T...

State of the University: Incredibly Optimistic

State of the University: Incredibly Optimistic

August 28, 2017

In 2013, President Luis M. Proenza gave his final address to The University of Akron saying the “state of the University in 2013 is strong.” President Proenza’s successor, President Scarborough, quickly ...

Welcome Back to Fall

Welcome Back to Fall

August 28, 2017

Jasmine Zogheib, a third-year mechanical engineering student, is busy stocking up on snacks and ordering her textbooks to get ready for the upcoming semester. Zogheib said she likes to order her textbook...

President Wilson Advises Students to Enjoy the Ride at New Student Convocation

President Wilson Advises Students to Enjoy the Ride at New Student Convocation

August 25, 2017

On Friday, Aug. 25, students along with faculty and alumni gathered in FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field to officially welcome The University of Akron’s incoming class. Attendees received a UA Zippy P...

The Buchtelite Returns

The Buchtelite Returns

August 25, 2017

The Buchtelite, The University of Akron’s 128-year-old student run newspaper, is back with a new model after a semester-long hiatus. The new model includes a primarily online format with the exception...

Buchtelite to suspend publishing

Buchtelite to suspend publishing

December 8, 2016

The Buchtelite, the 127-year-old independent student newspaper of The University of Akron, will suspend publication at the beginning of next semester, marking the second time in less than three years t...

Actions at yesterdays Board meeting

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

December 7, 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, entitled Stabilize-Invest-Grow, will attempt to solve UA’s falling revenues and deficit problems by implementing new initiatives. According to Board Chair Roland Bauer, the initiatives will requir...

Remembering Duncan Unternaher

Remembering Duncan Unternaher

December 6, 2016

This weekend, University of Akron student Duncan Unternaher passed away after being stabbed by his roommate during an argument early Saturday morning. UA student Kendal Scheid will face charges of felonious assault ...

UA to offer course on Trump win

UA to offer course on Trump win

December 1, 2016

Students might be used to taking a class, learning information, then going out into the world to see how well it lines up with what they’ve been taught. Not often does it happen the other way around....

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 topics” courses. The EXL Center works with faculty from different departments to design classes that bring together various subjects in an experiential learning atmosphere. “[‘Unclasses’]...

Wilson names chief of staff

Wilson names chief of staff

December 1, 2016

President Matthew Wilson named Barbara Weinzierl chief of staff for the Office of the President on Nov. 28. Before her new appointment, Weinzierl served as the assistant dean of admissions and strategic in...

American Legion Post 808 gives Christmas trees to veterans

American Legion Post 808 gives Christmas trees to veterans

November 29, 2016

The University of Akron division of the American Legion, a nonprofit veterans organization, has 10 Christmas trees to give to student-veterans or their families this holiday season. American Legion Post...

Appy now to be in USG spring 2017

Appy now to be in USG spring 2017

November 29, 2016

Till tomorrow, students can apply to be part of UA’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) for the spring 2017 semester. There are two associate justice positions opening up in the judicial branch;...

World AIDS Day

November 29, 2016

In recognition of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, The University of Akron will host an event to raise awareness and educate students about the disease. Each year beginning in 1988, people around the world observe...

Financial report released

Financial report released

November 22, 2016

University of Akron President Matthew Wilson yesterday released the outline of a plan meant to stabilize and reverse falling revenues, following the completion of an analysis on University finances by manag...

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 began revisions. Their program was finalized in April 2014. The committee consisted of representatives from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, Summit College, Wayne Coll...

Anti-Trump protestors march through Akron

Anti-Trump protestors march through Akron

November 17, 2016

Hundreds of people, including University of Akron students, gathered in Highland Square Tuesday night to protest against President-elect Donald Trump. After meeting at Chipotle at 11 p.m., demonstrators began walkin...

Theater program returns to UA

Theater program returns to UA

November 9, 2016

After a two-year hiatus, the theater arts degree program is back at The University of Akron for this upcoming spring semester, following approval from the Board of Trustees and the Ohio Department of High...

Choose your adventure

Choose your adventure

October 31, 2016

Point to a country on a globe, and chances are the Study Abroad department can get you there. So what are you waiting for? At the Study Abroad Fair last Thursday, UA students displayed the differe...

Diwali Night 2016

Diwali Night 2016

October 31, 2016

In the print version of this article, it was wrongly stated that President Matthew Wilson will be signing certificates for students of Akron's India Sunday School. Rather, he will be signing certificates for...

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 donation makes a momentous impact not only on an area of the University, but on the greater Akron community as well,” the notice says. The benefactor is not known, although he bears the name of a...

President, provost named

President, provost named

October 19, 2016

Last evening the Board of Trustees named former Interim President Matthew Wilson the permanent president of UA despite concerns from faculty. The Board approved the removal of the term “interim” from th...

HAkron dominates hackathon

HAkron dominates hackathon

October 19, 2016

In the print version of this article, "HAkron" is incorrectly spelled as "Hakron" (with a lowercase "a") everywhere it appears. We're sorry about that.  There is a new group gaining popularity on cam...

Orange is the new blue

Orange is the new blue

October 17, 2016

Last Friday, Oct. 14, The University of Akron brought two stars from the hit Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” to the Student Union Starbucks for a talk on politics and the 2016 presidential elect...

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 secured. Gooding explains that a rash of thefts happens every few years, where bicycles and unsecured vehicles become the main targets south of UA’s main campus. UA’s Police Department also listed o...

Life of a drag queen

Life of a drag queen

October 13, 2016

For UA employee Josh Fenstermaker, a typical day only consists of two things: work and drag. Usually performing six to eight times per week, he spends eight hours serving food to UA students at the Unio...

How clear-cut are right and wrong?

How clear-cut are right and wrong?

October 13, 2016

Though it sounds forbidding, “scalar consequentialism” might not be so difficult of a concept. This is what Neil Sinhababu, philosophy professor at the National University of Singapore, came to ...

World-champ Zip ingests cocaine from kiss

World-champ Zip ingests cocaine from kiss

October 10, 2016

Former University of Akron pole vaulter Shawn Barber competed in the Rio Olympics for Canada this summer despite testing positive for cocaine. Barber was still able to compete because The Sport Dispute Resol...

Meet the new student trustee: Zachary Michel

October 10, 2016

There are two student trustees at The University of Akron. They are non-voting members of the Board of Trustees, and are supposed to give input on pertinent issues from a student’s perspective at Board...

What is ‘oneness’?

What is ‘oneness’?

October 4, 2016

One may be surprised that such an abstract concept as “oneness” can have such practical effects on one’s life, both personal and professional. That is the concept which four distinguished speakers came to di...

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 September. Behrman has previously been appointed to the EXL Center as faculty coordination adviser. As a doctor of anthropology, she has worked with a focus on women’s health, family dynamics in low...

University of Akron welcomes new sorority

University of Akron welcomes new sorority

October 3, 2016

With the fall recruitment coming to an end for Greek life chapters, the newest sorority on campus, Delta Zeta, is only beginning the search for potential members. Founded in 1902, the sorority’s mission is...

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 visit is routine, typically held once every two years. This visit, scheduled for Feb. 12-15, will judge the University across five categories. Mission: The University’s mission must be clear an...

Play the president

Play the president

September 28, 2016

This Monday, Oct. 3, University of Akron Interim President Matthew Wilson will be challenging anyone who thinks they can beat him in basketball. A court will be set up outside the Student Union entrance near S...

Ask an atheist

Ask an atheist

September 28, 2016

  “Although [atheists] don’t believe in a religious force or deity, we are still considered people,” said Vivian Tran, the communications chair of UA’s Secular Student Alliance. The organ...

Oneness for prosperity and peace

September 28, 2016

  As part of the commemoration of the life of Gandhi, Akron’s Peace Week is a celebration of diversity. In the spirit of bringing people of all backgrounds closer together, the organizatio...

What you need to know to vote

September 26, 2016

Are you a U.S. citizen? Will you be at least 18 years old by Election Day on Nov. 8?  Have you been an Ohio resident for at least 30 days? If you answered yes to all these questions, you can register to ...

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 a poet with a new and compelling voice. Each year, a prominent national writer is selected to judge the competition. The winning poet receives $1,500 and the publication of their book. All...

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 — titled “Making a Difference Moving Forward”  — is asking potential donors to contribute money toward establishing new scholarships at the University. No time frame has been established for the initiati...

Founder, a director resign; EXL continues

Founder, a director resign; EXL continues

September 21, 2016

Ian Schwarber, the resource director at UA’s year-old Experiential Learning Center (EXL), announced his resignation from that position on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Schwarber’s last day is on Oct. 21, but, a...

Diversity Week 2016

Diversity Week 2016

September 19, 2016

The University of Akron will celebrate Diversity Week from Sept. 19 to Sept. 23 with events to raise awareness of student diversity. Organized by Campus Programs, the festivities include events that aim to teac...

The dig on campus construction

The dig on campus construction

September 19, 2016

If, in these first few weeks of the semester, you have for any reason had to go through the center of campus, you cannot have failed to notice the large construction project happening there. It began a...

Enrollment down, hopes up

Enrollment down, hopes up

September 14, 2016

This year, enrollment at The University of Akron has fallen by 8 percent — 2,025 students — from that of fall 2015, according to an official report. In a letter sent by interim President Matthe...

The scoop on dining services

The scoop on dining services

September 14, 2016

Last summer, The University of Akron outsourced its dining services to the Aramark Corporation, a large company that provides many similar services to organizations and companies across the globe. ...

How we got here

How we got here

September 13, 2016

The original online headline of this article, "What you missed," was incorrect.  Over the summer, The University of Akron’s 16th president, Scott Scarborough, resigned after almost two controversial ...

Welcome, freshmen

Welcome, freshmen

September 12, 2016

Various speakers welcomed the incoming freshman class to The University of Akron last Friday at the New Student Convocation in EJ Thomas Hall. The annual event began with a faculty procession in traditional ...

Grad students unsatisfied with leadership

Grad students unsatisfied with leadership

May 4, 2016

University of Akron graduate students are not confident in President Scott Scarborough’s leadership, new survey results say. The Graduate Student Government (GSG) sent out the survey to 4,019 graduat...

UA School of Law gets $100k from federal program

UA School of Law gets $100k from federal program

May 4, 2016

After receiving a $100,000 grant, The University of Akron School of Law is partnering with the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA) to help youths with criminal records find jobs and affordable housin...

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 Conflict Management in 2000. He also has led such campus programs as Rethinking Race and the Color Line Project.   In his role as chief of staff, effective next Monday, May 9, Lyons will do the “o...

ZR16 unveiled

ZR16 unveiled

May 2, 2016

Zips Racing unveiled its latest formula style racecar on Wednesday evening, April 27 to a crowded Student Union Ballroom. Friends, family, faculty, alumni and students attended the event to catch a glimpse of...

Akron students to take first ride on record-breaking coaster at Cedar Point

Akron students to take first ride on record-breaking coaster at Cedar Point

May 2, 2016

A lucky group of students from The University of Akron will get to experience the very first ride on Cedar Point’s new record-breaking roller coaster thanks to the LeBron James Family Foundation. On...

Less confidence than before

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

May 2, 2016

Filed under Campus News

The results of a survey released yesterday show that UA faculty have even less confidence in University leadership and direction than they did fall semester. “Approximately 9 out of every 10 faculty believe that the university is worse off than it was two years ago, that the public sees the University more negatively, that shared governance is not working well on our campus, and that they have little confidence in th...

‘Unclass’ unanounced

By Kaitlin Erdman

May 2, 2016

Filed under Campus News

If you are looking for a change of pace from the typical classroom setting, UA’s newest “Unclass” might be just what you need. Next semester, The University of Akron will be offering Reinventing Place, a course designed to break down barriers between academic disciplines and develop new ideas to improve the relationship between the University and downtown Akron. All majors are welcomed. This course will feature ...

Students use crowdfunding to pay for research

By Dylan Reynolds

May 2, 2016

Filed under Campus News

Two innovative University of Akron graduate students recently decided to skip the typical methods of research funding, opting instead for a more modern approach: crowdfunding. The students, Angela M. Alicea-Serrano and Bor-Kai “Bill” Hsiung, took advantage of crowdfunding to pay for the fees associated with the biology-related research that they conduct.  Crowdfunding is a relatively new method of fundraising in w...

Fewer visiting, more full-time faculty

Fewer visiting, more full-time faculty

April 27, 2016

For next fall, The University of Akron administration is trying to cut back the number of visiting lecturers to make room for more full-time, bargaining-unit (union) faculty. There are about 100 tempora...

New interim chief diversity officer

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

April 27, 2016

Filed under Campus News

The University of Akron has appointed Carl Wallace as its interim chief diversity officer, a press release announced yesterday, April 27. UA’s chief diversity officer directs outreach programs for minority students and promotes cultural awareness on campus. Wallace, a pastor and community leader, will take the position that former Chief Diversity Officer Lee Gill held for eight years, who has just accepted a positio...

Akron group wants to change election coverage

By Dylan Reynolds

April 27, 2016

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With $174,990 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute is collaborating with the Jefferson Center and the Akron Beacon Journal to help newsrooms better understand and respond to the preferences of Ohio voters in a new project called Informed Citizen Akron (ICAkron). Through in-depth voter polls and non-partisan civic engagement events, the goal of the project is t...

Exceptional people honored with LIFE awards

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

April 25, 2016

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Many exceptional students, staff and faculty members were recognized with 2016 UA LIFE awards last Wednesday evening, April 20, at a large ceremony in the Student Union ballrooms. LIFE stands for legacy, integrity, fellowship and excellence; multiple awards with different titles and meanings were given out under each of these four categories throughout the evening. (Check out the full list of recipients here.) The awa...

The Sweet Swan of Avon; alive on the day of his death

The Sweet Swan of Avon; alive on the day of his death

April 25, 2016

William Shakespeare was quite alive last week when The University of Akron celebrated the 400th anniversary of his death. Last Friday, April 22, UA’s English and Archival Services departments tea...

Scarborough looks to round out his team

Scarborough looks to round out his team

April 25, 2016

“There’s still a few more pieces of the puzzle that I have left to place,” said University of Akron President Scott Scarborough regarding the seven vacant positions on his management team for next...

$2 million to attract new students

$2 million to attract new students

April 25, 2016

The University of Akron administration budgeted $3 million for marketing during the 2015-2016 school year. Approved by the Board of Trustees in June 2015, the annual budget of $480 million included a...

Honoring Zak Husein by giving back

Honoring Zak Husein by giving back

April 20, 2016

“Do not forget your loved ones. Please remember…. tell everybody all the good things you feel about them. Get straight to the point, because sometimes you will not have a chance.” These words...

Panel helps students become tech savvy

By Dylan Reynolds

April 20, 2016

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As a part of “Tech Week,” a panel discussion was held in the College of Business Administration (CBA) yesterday to inform students about current trends and corporate culture in information technology (IT). The panelists included three northeast Ohio chief information officers (CIOs): Sandy Rapp from Timken; Sherry Neubert from Goodyear; and Kathy Golden from OEConnection. The three CIOs answered questions about th...

Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare in Bierce

Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare in Bierce

April 20, 2016

This Friday, April 22, UA will host “Shakespeare in the Spring” to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. From 1:30 p.m. till 5:00 p.m. in Bierce Library, UA’s English Department ...

Ballroom Dance Club hosts Masquerade Ball

Ballroom Dance Club hosts Masquerade Ball

April 18, 2016

The Ballroom Dance Club hosted a Masquerade Ball last Saturday in the gym of Central Hower High School at 7 p.m. During the event, club members and other Akron students wore masks and put on old prom dresses...

More to the Equestrian team than horseplay

More to the Equestrian team than horseplay

April 18, 2016

You may not have heard about The University of Akron’s English Equestrian team, but there’s a bit more to them than horseplay. The club, which was created in 2002, started this semester with only four ...

The race to break down barriers of education

By Zaina Salem, Editor in Chief

April 18, 2016

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A brand new 5k race, organized by DreamAKRON, is raising money in order to establish scholarships for high school students on May 7. The race is a community event that involves people from the Akron community and beyond to raise awareness of the high school students involved in the DreamAKRON program. DreamAKRON is a new organization founded in 2015 dedicated to changing the culture in Kenmore High School (KHS) into a ...

Survivors celebrated at Relay for Life event

Survivors celebrated at Relay for Life event

April 13, 2016

This past weekend, The University of Akron held its annual Relay for Life event in The Louis and Freda Stile Athletics Field House. This event is held to celebrate cancer survivors and remember those wh...

Marketing dinner features female speakers

Marketing dinner features female speakers

April 13, 2016

The National Sales and Marketing Executives (NSME) Akron-Canton chapter held their monthly dinner meeting at The Tangier in Akron on Tuesday, April 12. Three female members of NSME Norma Rist, Jan...

Students attend largest marketing competition

Students attend largest marketing competition

April 11, 2016

This past weekend, The University of Akron’s Fisher Institute for Professional Selling sent four students to the largest sales competition in existence. The National Collegiate Sales competition (N...

Black Male Summit empowers young men

By Dylan Reynolds

April 11, 2016

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Empowerment, enrichment, engagement, and encouragement. Those were four goals of the ninth annual Black Male Summit, which was held this past weekend at the John S. Knight Convention Center and the Student Union. Over the course of two days – Friday and Saturday – participants attended a series of sessions, speeches, and workshops conducted by respected figures in the African-American community. Workshops were designed ...

24-hour Hackathon planned for Bierce Library

By Dylan Reynolds

April 6, 2016

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Registration is currently open for the EXL Center’s first hackathon, set begin Friday, April 15, and continue until Saturday. The event, which will take place in Bierce Library, is formally known as the “FAIL SAFE 24-hour Hackathon.” A hackathon is a collaborative event between computer programmers, graphic designers, and others in software and hardware development. EXL Center’s event is advertised as “a probl...

Bridging STEM fields

By Kaitlin Erdman

April 6, 2016

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Over the weekend, The National Inventor’s Hall of Fame STEM Middle School hosted its sixth BEST (Bridging Engineering, Science, and Technology) Medicine Engineering Fair. This event, orchestrated by the Biomedical Engineering Department of The University of Akron, is designed to promote interest in biomedical technologies and research by engaging middle and high school students in the STEM fields. The BEST Medic...

Be the next Zippy: tryouts Wednesday

Be the next Zippy: tryouts Wednesday

April 4, 2016

On Wednesday, April 6, The University of Akron is hosting Zippy tryouts at 2 p.m. in the James A. Rhodes Arena (Lab 4). To qualify for the position, one must be a full-time UA student and have registered ...

Students plan historical exhibition

By Dylan Reynolds

April 4, 2016

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Students in The University of Akron’s new Museums and Archives certification program is planning to exhibit a collection of artifacts related to old buildings that the University has purchased and refurbished. Some of these buildings include the Polsky building, Quaker Square, The Cummings Center, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The Museums and Archives program is a three-semester undergraduate certification program th...

Megan Bodenschatz for president, Sterling Galehouse for vice president

Megan Bodenschatz for president, Sterling Galehouse for vice president

March 31, 2016

Why do you want to be president?  P: I want to be a part of the process that helps make the changes students want and deserve by listening to my peers’ needs and accurately advocating for them...

Isaac Lampner for president, Cassaundra Spaeder for vice president

Isaac Lampner for president, Cassaundra Spaeder for vice president

March 31, 2016

  Why do you want to be president?  P: I love Akron and I think I can make it better. I have a connection with this school that a lot of our students never make [and] I want others to hav...

Choose your leadership

Choose your leadership

March 31, 2016

UA’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is now holding elections for next year’s president, vice president, and senate members. If you are an undergraduate, you should have received an email this...

UA Alternative Spring Break

By Samantha Hickey, Assistant Editor

March 30, 2016

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A group of University of Akron students ditched the beach and traded in their swimsuits for shovels and work gloves last week. Over spring break, nearly 100 students spent a combined 3,056 hours volunteering in UA’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. The Florida team volunteered in Silver Springs at the Forest Animal Rescue by Peace River Refuge & Ranch, a lifetime care sanctuary fo...

Football player injured in shooting

By Dylan Reynolds

March 30, 2016

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Akron wide receiver Andrew Pratt is currently recovering after his housemate mistook him for a burglar and shot him in the stomach on March 19. Although he is taking time off from classes, the senior sports studies major recently said that he has recovered enough to go about his day-to-day life. “My recovery is going great,” Pratt said. “Physically I'm doing just about as good as you can be. Mentally I'll have ...

Hult Prize team makes final round in Dubai

Hult Prize team makes final round in Dubai

March 28, 2016

Fighting urban poverty with foam bricks, four University of Akron students formed one of the six teams that made it to the final round in the regional Hult Prize competition in Dubai on March 11 and 12. ...

What you missed over spring break

What you missed over spring break

March 28, 2016

Kristina Aiad-Toss and Logan Lane contributed reporting  While you were away on spring break, an update came about when and how students will be getting their fee refunds, UA’s faculty union and ad...

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