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Get Ready for SpringFest Part Two

Get Ready for SpringFest Part Two

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

April 27, 2018

On Friday, May 4, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., The University of Akron tradition of closing out another academic year with SpringFest will continue on the Coleman Common. There will be music, food trucks, different attractions, and the Ultimate SpringFest Challenge. Music will be provided by DJ Smo...

Campus Cupboard Gives Relief to Students in Need

Campus Cupboard Gives Relief to Students in Need

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2018

The Campus Cupboard provides a temporary solution to the ongoing problem of food insecurity among students at The University of Akron. Campus Cupboard is a pop-up food pantry located on the first floor of the Student Union. Students in need of food can pick up goods from the station at any time during ...

Five-Star Fridays Benefits Some, Troubles Others

Five-Star Fridays Benefits Some, Troubles Others

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2018

About 56 percent of students feel positive about Five-Star Fridays, a recent anonymous survey of 52 participants conducted by The Buchtelite showed. Five-Star Fridays is one of the recent initiatives implemented by The University of Akron earlier this year. The initiative will eliminate Friday class...

Late Night Fire Damages Former UA Ballet Center

Late Night Fire Damages Former UA Ballet Center

By Jake Herron and Megan Parker

April 23, 2018

  One of The University of Akron’s historic buildings went up into flames late Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in a fire that caused a building nearby to close due to poor air quality and took hours for emergency responders to put out. Around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, the University of Akron Police and ...

Dean John Green Named Interim President

Dean John Green Named Interim President

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

April 19, 2018

On Tuesday, April 18, The University of Akron Board of Trustees named Dr. John C. Green as the interim president of the University. This decision will take effect on May 1, 2018. The decision came as the Board voted unanimously on Dr. Green, who was the dean of the Buchtel College of Arts and Scie...

A Survivor’s Movement

A Survivor’s Movement

By Emily Bower, Special Editions Editor

April 18, 2018

On Tuesday, April 17th Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement spoke at The University of Akron. Burke began the lecture by dispelling some of the rumors she had heard and seen about herself on the internet by stating in a joking manner that she was indeed from the Bronx, New York and not Que...

Senior Week Activities Filling Up

Senior Week Activities Filling Up

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

April 18, 2018

About a week after an announcement from the Department of Student Life, many senior week activities are filling up quickly. Students who intend on partaking in these events should ensure they have signed up ahead of time. Senior week kicks off on Saturday, April 28 and concludes with SpringFest on ...

UA Sociology Club Enlightens Students with Open Discussions of Current Social Issues

UA Sociology Club Enlightens Students with Open Discussions of Current Social Issues

By Ciara Davis, Student Voice

April 18, 2018

The way we see our world can seem irrefutable. Like a puzzle of only black and white pieces, all put in their place. How could they fit any other way? Until someone comes along and pulls it apart, arguing just the opposite of what you thought was nearly fact. Suddenly, they introduce shades of gray t...

#MeToo: Hearing From a Silence Breaker

#MeToo: Hearing From a Silence Breaker

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

April 12, 2018

Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, will be speaking in the Student Union Ballroom at 7 p.m. on April 17, as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Women’s Studies program speaker series. The event is free to attend and open to the public. There will be a 20-minute question a...

President Wilson Talks about His Decision to Step Down

President Wilson Talks about His Decision to Step Down

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 11, 2018

President Matthew Wilson said in a recent interview that students should not feel let down or discouraged by his decision to step down because they have the full and complete support of The University of Akron. On Friday, The Buchtelite published a survey which showed over 50 percent of UA students feel Pr...

Rape Crisis Center to Host 13th Annual Walk of Heroes

Rape Crisis Center to Host 13th Annual Walk of Heroes

By Emily Bower, Special Editions Editor

April 10, 2018

On Friday, April 27, the Rape Crisis Center will be hosting their 13th annual Walk of Heroes at Lock 3 in Downtown Akron at 5:00 pm. The event is meant to honor all of the heroes within the Akron community. “We are encouraging everyone to come dressed as superheroes,” Megan Vermillion, a member of the Rape Cr...

Sophomore Celebration Week Includes Multiple Events, Activities

Sophomore Celebration Week Includes Multiple Events, Activities

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

April 8, 2018

Hosted by ZipAssist, Sophomore Celebration Week will include multiple events and activities to remind students of on-campus resources, to celebrate the halfway point of college and allow students to connect with one another. Sophomore Hannah Crawford, a Political Science major, was excited to hear about ...

Students State their Opinion about President Wilson Stepping Down

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 6, 2018

Approximately 53 percent of students disagree that President Wilson stepping down is a good decision, a recent anonymous survey of 76 participants done by The Buchtelite showed. On March 22, The University of Akron board of trustees chair, Roland Bauer, announced that President Wilson will rejoin the f...

Following Florida School Shooting, Students Unite to Say ‘Enough’

Following Florida School Shooting, Students Unite to Say ‘Enough’

By Pam Duncan, Guest Writer

April 6, 2018

One month after a gunman took the lives of 17 students and faculty members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Florida, a nationwide school walkout took place on March 14, to memorialize the lost and advocate for legislative action to limit access to automatic weapons. UA freshm...

Eleventh Black Male Summit Encourages, Celebrates Black Success

Eleventh Black Male Summit Encourages, Celebrates Black Success

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

April 6, 2018

Hosted by UA’s Office of Inclusion and Equity, the Black Male Summit will not only celebrate the accomplishments and experiences within the African-American community but also discuss the challenges still faced by African-American males. Jolene Lane, Vice President for Inclusion and Equity, UA’s Chi...

A Look at Athletic Spending in Higher Education

A Look at Athletic Spending in Higher Education

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

April 6, 2018

On Monday, April 2, Dr. B. David Ridpath visited The University of Akron to present his lecture on university spending on intercollegiate athletics and alternate models for spending. Dr. Ridpath is an associate professor and Kahandas Nandola Professor of Sports Business at Ohio University. His lecture ...

President Wilson to Step Down

President Wilson to Step Down

By Robert Barrett Jr., Copy Editor

March 22, 2018

On Thursday, March 22, The University of Akron Board of Trustees Chair, Roland Bauer, announced that President Wilson will be stepping down as president of UA and will remain at as a faculty member of the School of Law. This will be effective July 31, 2018, the press release said. The news arrive...

Moody’s Upgrades University of Akron’s Outlook

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

March 22, 2018

On Tuesday, March 20, Moody’s Investors Service revised The University of Akron’s outlook from “negative” to “stable” and they affirmed the debt rating as A1. An A1 rating signifies that an institution has a stable financial backing and ample cash reserves, according to Fidelity.com. Nath...

UA Students Protest for Change During Walkout

UA Students Protest for Change During Walkout

By Brooklyn Dennison and Megan Parker

March 15, 2018

The University of Akron students, faculty and staff participated in a walkout on Wednesday in front of Bierce Library in remembrance of the 17 lives lost during the Parkland school shooting and to protest for anti-gun violence legislation. The UA walkout coincided with the national walkout sponsored by ...

“I Am Not My Hair” Offers Space for Black Women to Discuss Struggles

“I Am Not My Hair” Offers Space for Black Women to Discuss Struggles

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

March 12, 2018

The discussion event “I Am Not My Hair” gave black women a chance to share experiences and beliefs on how their hairstyle, skin tone, body image and more impact their lives and black culture. “Our purpose in this discussion was creating a space, particularly for black women on this campus, whe...

Fire Reported at Knight Chemical Laboratory

Fire Reported at Knight Chemical Laboratory

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

March 9, 2018

While many students were leaving campus for the day on Wednesday, a convoy of fire trucks was heading the opposite direction towards the Knight Chemical Laboratory where a small fire was reported in a chemical waste room located on the first floor adjacent to the building’s loading dock. There were...

Women’s History Month Self-Defense Class Set for Friday

Women’s History Month Self-Defense Class Set for Friday

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

March 8, 2018

As a part of Women’s History Month, Detective Angela Paonessa and Officer Kevin Kabellar, of The University of Akron Police Department, will be leading a self-defense class to teach others simple techniques and increase awareness of what dangerous situations are. Sponsored by the Student Wellness Recreation...

Delta Zeta Gives Gift of Hearing to All

Delta Zeta Gives Gift of Hearing to All

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

March 7, 2018

The University of Akron sorority, Delta Zeta, hosted a Saint Patrick’s Day themed philanthropy event on Sunday to benefit people suffering from hearing disabilities. The event, held in the Ballroom at the Jean Hower Taber Student Union, was organized to raise money for the Starkey Hearing Foundation, a glob...

Taking Care Week Offers Students, Faculty, Staff Ways to De-stress

Taking Care Week Offers Students, Faculty, Staff Ways to De-stress

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

March 5, 2018

Hosted by the Counseling and Testing Center, this year’s Taking Care Week included several activities; such as informational workshops where students, faculty and staff learned ways to de-stress and relax during midterms. Dr. Matthew Altiere, Senior Associate Director of the Counseling and Testing Cent...

A Smoke-Free Campus Follow-Up

A Smoke-Free Campus Follow-Up

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

March 2, 2018

On July 1, 2017, The University of Akron became a smoke and tobacco-free campus. This ban goes beyond just prohibiting cigarettes. It also means that all forms of tobacco and nicotine, including vapes, are not allowed to be used on campus, including campus parking lots. The University of Akron was one of the many ...

Rape Crisis Center Upcoming Events

Rape Crisis Center Upcoming Events

By Meenakshi Kodati, Correspondent

March 2, 2018

Operating from an office located in Suite 246 of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, the Rape Crisis Center offers support to students who are victims of sexual violence. As a part of the Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties, whose mission is “to end sexual violence through ed...

Women’s Studies Program Holding “Rethinking Gender” Series

Women’s Studies Program Holding “Rethinking Gender” Series

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

March 2, 2018

The University of Akron Women’s Studies program is holding a “Rethinking Gender” series this Spring. The series serves a forum for presenting research by the feminist faculty at nearby or at The University of Akron. “It’s important to attend Rethinking Gender talks to broaden our understandi...

Digital Edition Has Arrived, Subscribe Online

Digital Edition Has Arrived, Subscribe Online

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

March 2, 2018

The Buchtelite’s digital subscription is up and running. Launched in February, the free Digital Edition contains a weekly digest of stories covered by the paper’s reporting staff. “Launching the Digital Edition is an important part of the plan we have to revitalize The Buchtelite,” Julie Cajiga...

The Hunt for School Spirit at The University of Akron

The Hunt for School Spirit at The University of Akron

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2018

If you have spent some time at The University of Akron, you may have noticed that sporting events may not have the highest attendance rates. For instance, in 2016, The Zips, who play at the 30,000-seat InfoCision Stadium had an average of 10,337 attendees according to NCAA’s national college footb...

The University of Akron Takes Stance on Student Protests

The University of Akron Takes Stance on Student Protests

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

March 1, 2018

On February 27, 2018, The University of Akron's official Twitter account shared a graphic stating, “If high school students participate in peaceful protests and/or civil action and receive a disciplinary action at their high school, it will not impact their consideration for admission or scholarship at The Un...

Rebecca Traister to Talk About History of Single Women, Social Change

Rebecca Traister to Talk About History of Single Women, Social Change

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2018

Rebecca Traister, a New York Times best-selling author, will speak at The University of Akron about the history of single women in America and how their history has shaped people’s experiences today. The talk is titled “All the Single Ladies: A History of Women and Social Change in America.”...

Spring Adventure Trips with Student Recreation and Wellness Center

Spring Adventure Trips with Student Recreation and Wellness Center

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

March 1, 2018

This spring, the Student Recreation and Wellness Center at The University of Akron is offering adventure trips open to members and nonmembers, with activities ranging from horseback riding to whitewater rafting. There are two programs being held in March. On Saturday, March 10 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. there...

Calling All Local Poets

Calling All Local Poets

By Emily Bower, Special Editions Editor

March 1, 2018

This April will mark the beginning of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In honor of this month, the Coalition Against Sexual Assault, CASA, will be hosting a poetry reading to raise awareness about sexual assault. According to the Sexual Assault Awareness Month website, SAAM has its roots in England ...

Akron With Purpose Gives UA Student Organizations a Chance to Win $100

Akron With Purpose Gives UA Student Organizations a Chance to Win $100

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

March 1, 2018

Looking for a chance to win your student organization an extra $100? Join Akron With Purpose, Wednesday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. in room 335 of the Student Union. This event is the ultimate planning challenge, as With Purpose challenges UA students and their student organizations to plan a fundraising even...

University of Akron Accepting Achievement Award Nominations

University of Akron Accepting Achievement Award Nominations

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

February 20, 2018

The University of Akron is accepting nominations for The University of Akron Achievement Awards. There are nine different awards that are open to nominees. The categories are: Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member, Outstanding Researcher, Outstanding Mentor, Supporting the Student Exp...

UA’s Speech and Debate Team are State Champs for Third Consecutive Year

UA’s Speech and Debate Team are State Champs for Third Consecutive Year

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

February 20, 2018

The Speech and Debate team was led by Director and Coach, Mark Rittenour, and ended the tournament with an impressive score of 412, 300+ points above the teams who won second and third place. Cedarville University earned second place with 89 points, and Bowling Green State University won third with 86 po...

Rape Crisis Center to Host Open House

Rape Crisis Center to Host Open House

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

February 20, 2018

On Feb. 21, the Rape Crisis Center at The University of Akron will be hosting an Open House. This event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, Suite 246. During the open house, students can meet the campus staff and learn more about the services and program...

Fighting Cancer With Purpose

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

February 19, 2018

Have you or someone you know been affected by childhood cancer? Each year according to the American Cancer Society over 10,000 children under the age of 16 will be diagnosed with cancer. Join Akron With Purpose Wednesday, Feb. 21 to design a card for a child in the Cancer Center at Akron Children...

Student Union Renamed, Donations Increase, More During Board Meeting

Student Union Renamed, Donations Increase, More During Board Meeting

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

February 16, 2018

The University of Akron Board of Trustees met this week and decided to name the Student Union in honor of Jean Hower Taber. The estate of Jean Hower Taber has gifted UA $20 million. Taber passed away in 2017 and hails from the same family who founded the Quaker Oats Company and donated the Hower ...

RHPB Hosts Another Successful Stuff-a-Roo

RHPB Hosts Another Successful Stuff-a-Roo

By Emily Bower, Correspondent

February 15, 2018

On February 12, Residence Hall Program Board (RHPB) held their annual Stuff-a-Roo event in Rob’s café. At the event, students were invited to make stuffed kangaroos resembling the beloved Zips mascot, Zippy. “We have about 400 pounds of stuffing and about 400 roos to be stuffed here today,”...

Mesa Hispana Offers a Judgement Free Zone for Learning Spanish

Mesa Hispana Offers a Judgement Free Zone for Learning Spanish

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

February 14, 2018

Want more opportunities to practice using the Spanish language with fellow students, community members and others? Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages, Mesa Hispana allows people to practice Spanish and more through an informal gathering. Freshman Gregory Holmes, a mechanical engineering major, s...

Attn Zips: Looking For a Chance to Win Big?

By Erika Newcome, Sports, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 12, 2018

Be sure to attend the Akron Zips Men’s Basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 24 and Friday, Mar. 2 for a chance to win big! The GV Art and Design Presidential Shootout contest allows one student to compete against the President of The University of Akron, Matthew Wilson. Win or lose, you will walk ...

Enrollment Open for NCCAkron Dance Club

By Emily Bower, Correspondent

February 12, 2018

The National Center for Choreography Akron’s (NCCAkron) will be holding open enrollment for the Spring 2018 Dance Club until Feb. 12. This initiative is part of NCCAkron’s ongoing effort to get more residents of Summit County involved with the local dance community. According to the NCCAkron w...

“How to Talk about Racism” Includes Topics of Difficulty Discussing Racism, New Narratives for Inequalities

“How to Talk about Racism” Includes Topics of Difficulty Discussing Racism, New Narratives for Inequalities

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

February 10, 2018

Students learned about how racism can be difficult to talk about and the need for new narratives during the second part of the Rethinking Race discussion series, on Feb. 6, 2018 in Bierce Library. Senior Jon Tucker, a mechanical engineering major, attended “How to Talk about Racism” in order to...

UA’s “Star Wars” Course Gains National Recognition

By Celeste Houmard, Arts and Entertainment Contributor

February 10, 2018

The University of Akron is known for many different things, but did you know that it is even known for teaching about the Star Wars series? Our very own, Juan E. Contreras M.E. is the professor of the summer class, “The Films of Star Wars,” and the media is intrigued. “SYFY Wire” recentl...

UA Kicks off Rethinking Race 2018

UA Kicks off Rethinking Race 2018

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

February 6, 2018

On Feb. 2, The University of Akron opened their 11th annual Rethinking Race forum. This year’s forum will feature three keynote speakers and 50+ other events open to the public. The forum’s keynote speakers are Dr. Heather Shotton, Dr. Derald Wing Sue and Dr. Gregory J. Vincent. Dr. Heather S...

“The Vagina Monologues” Returns to The University of Akron, Feb. 3, 2018

“The Vagina Monologues” Returns to The University of Akron, Feb. 3, 2018

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

January 31, 2018

“The Vagina Monologues” is returning to the E.J. Thomas Performance Arts Hall Saturday, Feb. 3, to raise awareness towards violence against women and girls. Mary Triece, director of the Women’s Studies program, said this is her second year sponsoring “The Vagina Monologues” with the Wom...

Students to Expect 4-Day School Week in Fall

Students to Expect 4-Day School Week in Fall

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2018

“Five-Star Fridays,” an initiative that will shorten the school week for most students, is The University of Akron’s new approach to enhance students’ college experience. Starting in the fall semester, the majority of classes will be held Monday through Thursday. The University’s president, Mat...

Graduate Student Government, President Wilson Hold First Spring Town Hall Meeting

Graduate Student Government, President Wilson Hold First Spring Town Hall Meeting

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

January 29, 2018

New innovations and program changes were discussed during the Graduate Student Government town hall meeting with President Matthew Wilson, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 in the Student Union Starbucks. “This is the first official GSG spring town hall for the semester,” Marca Kaplar, GSG treasurer, ...

All Zips Wanted at WZIP and ZTV

All Zips Wanted at WZIP and ZTV

By Celeste Houmard, Arts and Entertainment Contributor

January 23, 2018

The possibilities for students to get involved on campus are endless. Whether you are interested in Greek Life, service, sports, TV and Radio or even movies, you can even make your own club or organization! Here on campus, students have great opportunities at the TV station, ZTV; and the radio station, WZI...

A Chance to Talk with President Wilson

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

January 21, 2018

On Wednesday, Jan. 24, Graduate Student Government will hold a town hall meeting with President Matthew Wilson at 1 p.m. in the Student Union Starbucks. The town hall meeting gives students a chance to directly interact with and ask President Wilson questions to anything University related. Preside...

The University of Akron’s USG Connects Students Near, Far

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

December 16, 2017

The undergraduate student government at The University of Akron has had, arguably, a busy semester connecting and communicating with students. On Oct. 25, the USG hosted the Student Leadership Summit where 120 student leaders congregated to discuss overcoming challenges in the community and Uniting UA. ...

Period Project Provides Akron Shelters with Menstrual Products

Period Project Provides Akron Shelters with Menstrual Products

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2017

The Period Project, a student organization at The University of Akron, aims to provide local shelters in Akron with menstrual products. Just last month, members of The Period Project collected nearly 900 menstrual products that went to the Battered Women’s Shelter in an event called the Tampon D...

CASA: Spreading Awareness, Giving Support

CASA: Spreading Awareness, Giving Support

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2017

The Coalition Against Sexual Assault is a student organization at The University of Akron that spreads awareness and gives support on topics like sexual assault and domestic violence. CASA is a relatively new organization that started after the president of the organization, Felicia Rosin, was in...

Culinary Artists Club Practices Ice Carving Skills

By Celeste Houmard, Arts and Entertainment Contributor

November 20, 2017

You may recognize the Culinary Artists Club here on campus because of their yearly ice sculptures that come out by the Student Union every winter. But that’s not all that this club does. The Culinary Artist’s Club is an artist and professional club that provides a way for hospitality students to ...

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

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

By Julian Curet, Reporter

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 Endings”, written by Leslie Harrison and published by U of A Press, is one of five books in the poe...

Indian Student Association Hosts Another Successful Diwali Celebration

Indian Student Association Hosts Another Successful Diwali Celebration

By Emily Bower

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, Bollywood songs, Indian dancing mixed with modern day pop songs, and a fashion walk. Many typical Indi...

EX[L] Center, Environmental Conservation Club Recycle Shirts

EX[L] Center, Environmental Conservation Club Recycle Shirts

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

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. The event was organized by EbaNee Bond, a mechanical engineering major at UA. Bond said she felt ...

Students Worldwide Engage in Political Discussion in Global Classroom Course

Students Worldwide Engage in Political Discussion in Global Classroom Course

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

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 Akron president, Matthew Wilson, Dr. John Green and several international partners. The class will pol...

Police Give ‘All Clear’ Following Polsky Bomb Threat

Police Give ‘All Clear’ Following Polsky Bomb Threat

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

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 faculty. According to UAPD, the threat was called into the Physical Facilities and Operations Center around 7:...

UA Receives Largest Gift in School History

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2017

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 H...

President Wilson’s Contract Extended, Salary Raised

President Wilson’s Contract Extended, Salary Raised

By Julian Curet, News Contributor

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 dedicated to former chair, Alex Arshinkoff. Arshinkoff served four terms as chair from 199...

Teaching About Race: An Educational Forum

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

October 17, 2017

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 ...

Alcohol Awareness Week at UA

By Erika Newcome and Celeste Houmard

October 17, 2017

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 j...

A Chance to Speak with President Wilson

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

October 17, 2017

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 studen...

Coalition Against Sexual Assault to Host Escape Room

Coalition Against Sexual Assault to Host Escape Room

By Emily Bower

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 10 students will be challenged to escape a situation in which their alcoholic partner has been abusin...

Sweater Weather in College of Arts and Sciences

Sweater Weather in College of Arts and Sciences

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

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 utilized by The University of Akron. The Buchtelite reached out to Nathan Mortimer, The University’...

Free STI Testing

Free STI Testing

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

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 schedule an appointment at Student Health Services to discuss STIs. Testing for Gonorrhea, Chl...

UA Opens New International Center

UA Opens New International Center

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

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 abroad. The Center is located in Buchtel Hall, room 202. It has four main functions: international r...

UA to Host 7th Annual Homecoming 5K

UA to Host 7th Annual Homecoming 5K

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

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 five-kilometer route through The University of Akron campus. The course will finish on the 50-yard line...

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

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

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. According to Her Campus’ website, http://www.hercampus.com, Her Campus is a media brand for empowered co...

Black Male Summit Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Black Male Summit Celebrates 10th Anniversary

By Julian Curet, Contributor

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 University of Akron. As described on the BMS University website, uakron.edu/bms, participants will be broken up ...

Register Your Mocktails Team Today

By Celeste Houmard, Arts and Entertainment Contributor

September 27, 2017

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 ...

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

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

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

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 platform that allows users to take surveys in return for free food, Sam Borick, the CTO of HungerPerks, s...

Committed to the Cause

Committed to the Cause

By Adithya Rajiv, Managing Editor

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 Key Club and non-profit organization Kiwanis International. Circle K International (CKI) is one of t...

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

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

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

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 who will “look at the issue of fake news, the role that social media plays, and the impact that it has socially a...

AK-Rowdies to Host Inaugural Cornhole Tournament

By Celeste Houmard, Arts and Entertainment Contributor

September 25, 2017

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. ...

UA Students Travel to Le Mans, France With History Department

UA Students Travel to Le Mans, France With History Department

By Emily Bower

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 French students spent one month studying a variety of topics that included Humanities of the Worl...

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

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 sta...

UA Announces Return of Baseball, Addition of Women’s Lacrosse

UA Announces Return of Baseball, Addition of Women’s Lacrosse

By Erika Newcome and A.J. Fagerlin

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’s lacrosse program to the list of Akron athletic programs, beginning competition in the 2019-2020 ac...

The University of Akron Begins Sorority Recruitment Week

The University of Akron Begins Sorority Recruitment Week

By Alexus Loze

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 Panhellenic community at The University of Akron show members what it means to have a sisterhood wi...

Cardozo’s Julie Suk Speaks About Image of Equal Rights Amendment to Celebrate Constitution Day

Cardozo’s Julie Suk Speaks About Image of Equal Rights Amendment to Celebrate Constitution Day

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

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 equality and reach disadvantages faced by women. The lecture, which was titled, “The Constitution of Mothers: G...

Lacklusterspace

Lacklusterspace

By Julian Curet, News Contributor

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 without noticeable reaction. Perhaps, in this case, no news is good news. Many students and prof...

Myers School of Art Faculty Exhibit to Open to the Public

Myers School of Art Faculty Exhibit to Open to the Public

By Julian Curet, News Contributor

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 part-time faculty members. The pieces represent the different areas of the school including p...

Suit Yourself!

Suit Yourself!

By Chelsea Payne

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 get the part. Students applying for jobs, internships, and Co-Ops, need to dress professionally to...

UA’s Bike Share Program Officially Launches

UA’s Bike Share Program Officially Launches

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

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 and Wellness Center, was  joined by the University’s president, Matthew J. Wilson. President Wilson t...

UA Bike Share Program to Hold Kick Off Event

UA Bike Share Program to Hold Kick Off Event

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

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 11:30 a.m. in front of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. President Wilson will ...

Law School Gets Total Makeover

Law School Gets Total Makeover

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

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 with students and faculty, gathered for the opening of the new C. Blake McDowell Law Center. Before...

ASL Club to Host Variety of Events This Semester

ASL Club to Host Variety of Events This Semester

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

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 wide range of instructors. There are also deaf culture courses students can take, but aside from ...

UAPD to Host Coffee With a Cop

UAPD to Host Coffee With a Cop

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

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 priority is the safety of students, faculty, employees and guests at The University of Akron. Coffee With ...

A New Illuminated Learning Tool

By Julian Curet, News Contributor

September 1, 2017

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. ...

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

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

By Julian Curet, News Contributor

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 policies. In Ohio, the University is joined by major learning institutions such as Kent State, Ohio State,...

Know Your UAPD

By Meenakshi Kodati, Correspondent

August 28, 2017

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 s...

Travel Fast for Free

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2017

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 ...

State of the University: Incredibly Optimistic

State of the University: Incredibly Optimistic

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

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 changed this perception. In 2015, over 200 people lost their jobs as part of many ongoing cu...

Welcome Back to Fall

Welcome Back to Fall

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

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 textbooks in early August because they take a while to arrive. Zogheib is not the only one ordering her tex...

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

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

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

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 Pin as they entered the stadium. The ceremony opened with Willy Kollman, the director of Alumni Relation...

The Buchtelite Returns

The Buchtelite Returns

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

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 of several special edition print editions. The first special print edition being this issue. The ...

Diversity Week 2016

Diversity Week 2016

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

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 teach students about diversity involving other cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientati...

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. VP: I believe that Megan offers the most experience and knowledge when it comes to USG and the lea...

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 have the Akron experience I’ve been able to have. VP: Isaac and I have worked together on many projec...

Choose your leadership

Choose your leadership

By Logan Lane and Grant Morgan

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 morning explaining how to vote. There is also a link to the bio page of the candidates. Voting...

UA Alternative Spring Break

By Samantha Hickey, Assistant Editor

March 30, 2016

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 Flor...

Football player injured in shooting

By Dylan Reynolds

March 30, 2016

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. ...

Hult Prize team makes final round in Dubai

Hult Prize team makes final round in Dubai

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

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. Now in its seventh year, the Hult Prize is the world's largest student case competition, which ...

What you missed over spring break

What you missed over spring break

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

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 administration resolved their disagreements over contract negotiations, and two new members were appointed to th...

UA to open first National Museum of Psychology

By Brooke Griffin, Writer

March 16, 2016

The University of Akron plans on launching the first ever National Museum of Psychology in the spring of 2017. “The museum will be the first one of its kind in the world dedicated solely to telling the story of psychology’s history,” wrote Cathy Faye, assistant director of the Cummings Cente...

Amazon to open new location in Akron

Amazon to open new location in Akron

By Natalie Orr, News Editor

March 16, 2016

This summer, Amazon is opening a venue near UA’s campus where students, faculty, and the Akron public can pick up their packages and make returns. UA is one of seven schools in the U.S. to receive an Amazon location near or on campus, according to Amazon spokesperson Deborah Bass. Since 2015, ...

UA senior wins ‘Woman to Watch’ award

UA senior wins ‘Woman to Watch’ award

By Mylor Acquaah, Writer

March 16, 2016

Yesterday, University of Akron senior Tyeal Howell was honored with the Woman to Watch Award by the Women’s History Project (WHP) of Akron, which is a program of the Summit County Historical Society. Howell is 21 years old and studying mass media communications in TV and radio. She was nominated ...

Survey captures student opinion of UA leadership

Survey captures student opinion of UA leadership

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

March 14, 2016

Just over 56 percent of undergraduate students say they have no confidence in UA President Scott Scarborough, a survey released last week by the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) shows. The survey, which was anonymous and included both multiple choice and open-ended questions, garnered respo...

Faculty union, administration reach agreement

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

March 14, 2016

Last Friday, just before releasing the results of its strike-authorization vote, UA’s faculty union reached a tentative agreement with University administration over difficult contract negotiations that have lasted more than a year.   Both parties have solved all “issues pertaining to contract ne...

Funds promised, but not budgeted

Funds promised, but not budgeted

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

March 9, 2016

The University of Akron is making new rules for how professors can use their funding, which causes concerns for both UA’s budget, and UA’s faculty. Two types of funding have not been accounted for in UA’s budget prior to 2016: start-up funds and indirect cost recovery (IDC) funds. This caus...

Schedule an ‘un-class’ with EXL

Schedule an ‘un-class’ with EXL

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

March 9, 2016

In the print version of this article, Ian Schwarber was incorrectly quoted as writing "best rest assured," when really he wrote "but rest assured."   After a successful opening week, UA’s new Experiential Learning [EXL] Center is taking submissions for its next initiative, the “un-class.” ...

Faculty voting on strike-authorization

Faculty voting on strike-authorization

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

March 7, 2016

In the print version of this article, The Buchtelite did not clarify the conditions for the administration's faculty salary proposal. The proposal includes a 0.75 percent increase for the next two academic years only if UA's revenues improve by at least 1.5 percent, but does not include a raise for last yea...

Inspiring young girls into STEM fields

Inspiring young girls into STEM fields

By Kaitlin Erdman

March 7, 2016

It is known that women are underrepresented in STEM fields, but an event held every year at The University of Akron is working to change that.   Last Saturday, UA held the 2016 Kid’s Career Day in the Student Union. This event, sponsored by Lockheed Martin and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, was a half...

UA must refund $4.1 million to students

UA must refund $4.1 million to students

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

March 2, 2016

The University of Akron will return $4.1 million to its students after the Ohio Department of Education discovered UA’s facilities fee was improperly raised during the summer. In its 2015 - 2016 budget, UA raised students’ facilities fee from $18.55 per credit hour (up to 12 credit hours) to ...

EXL Launch Week day one: introductions, millennials

EXL Launch Week day one: introductions, millennials

By Zaina Salem, Grant Morgan, and Dylan Reynolds

March 2, 2016

“The notion that you have to pick between what you love and paying the bills is absurd,” said Jeff Hoffman, co-founder of Priceline and founding director of The University of Akron’s new EXL Center. A series of events to launch the EXL Center — short for Experiential Learning Center for E...

Distinguished professors rebuke UA leadership

Distinguished professors rebuke UA leadership

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

February 29, 2016

As the faculty union goes into emergency meetings today and tomorrow to discuss a strike-authorization vote, a group of distinguished UA professors has publicly declared their disapproval of the University’s direction under the leadership of President Scott Scarborough. The title of “Distinguish...

EXL Launch Week

EXL Launch Week

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

February 29, 2016

The EXL Center, a new initiative at The University of Akron led by Priceline.com co-founder Jeff Hoffman, will launch this week with a series of events from Wednesday through Friday. “We’ve been building to this for nine months,” said Ian Schwarber, EXL’s resource director, “and this is the only...

Dance Marathon hosts Family Field Day

By Kelly Unger, Writer

February 29, 2016

Dance Marathon is hosting its first Family Field Day on Saturday, March 5 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Central Hower Gym. Dance Marathon is a nationwide movement across 250 schools. Its goal is to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. This marks Dance Marathon’s second year as...

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