The Buchtelite

Attn Zips: Looking For a Chance to Win Big?

By Erika Newcome, Sports, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Campus News, News

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


Filed under Campus News, News

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


Filed under Campus News, News

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus News, Movies, News

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


Filed under Campus News, News

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus News, News, Showcase, Theater

“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


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

“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


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus News, News

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


Filed under Campus News, News

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


Filed under Campus News, News

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


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus News

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


Filed under Campus News, News

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


Filed under Campus News, News

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


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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


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 H...

President Wilson’s Contract Extended, Salary Raised

President Wilson’s Contract Extended, Salary Raised

By Julian Curet, News Contributor

October 21, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News

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


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 ...

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 j...

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 studen...

Coalition Against Sexual Assault to Host Escape Room

Coalition Against Sexual Assault to Host Escape Room

By Emily Bower

October 16, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News

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


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus News, News

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


Filed under Campus News, News

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


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus News

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


Filed under Akron News, Arts & Entertainment, Campus News, Lifestyles, News, Showcase

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


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 ...

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


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Akron News, Campus News, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus News

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


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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


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 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


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus News, Lifestyles, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

  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


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Campus News, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus News, News

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


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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


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. ...

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


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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 29, 2017


Filed under Campus News, News

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 29, 2017


Filed under Akron News, Campus News, News

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


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Archive, Campus News, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus News

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


Filed under Campus News

  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


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus News

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


Filed under Campus News

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


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus News

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


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus News, News

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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

“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


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus News

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...

NASA selects UA students’ spacesuit testing proposal

NASA selects UA students’ spacesuit testing proposal

By Dylan Reynolds

February 29, 2016


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A University of Akron student-led team recently proposed a uniform testing method for spacesuits, which NASA selected as one of the nation’s three finest.   The proposal was created in response to NASA’s Textile Test Methods Challenge, a call for researchers to create a standard procedure that ...

Low-cost legal services for students

By Nicholas Golina

February 24, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Students in UA's Undergraduate Student Government are currently working to give students access to affordable legal counsel through a non-profit organization called Student Legal Services. USG requires its members to partake in projects to better the University and provide students with convenient...

Career Services amid Career Fairs

Career Services amid Career Fairs

By Dylan Reynolds

February 24, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

This year’s engineering and general career fairs were planned in part by Career Services, the new name of what was formerly the Career Center, which is transitioning into a division of The University of Akron’s new EXL center. A previous Buchtelite article misstated that the EXL center was replacin...

Remembering Donald McIntyre

Remembering Donald McIntyre

By Megan Hanft, Writer

February 22, 2016


Filed under Campus News

On Feb. 14, Donald McIntyre of the Department of Polymer Science passed away at the age of 87. He attributed 30 years of service to The University of Akron in his field. McIntyre grew up in Detroit and found his passion for chemistry in high school. He encountered several teachers that influenced hi...

Speech team wins first state title

Speech team wins first state title

By Natalie Orr, News Editor

February 22, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Last weekend The University of Akron’s speech and debate team won its first state title since its rebirth in 2001 at the Ohio Forensics Association (OFA) state tournament in Columbus. Led by head coach Mark Rittenour and graduate assistant Amanda Layman, the team competed on both Friday and Saturday...

Q&A with Board Chair Jonathan Pavloff: rebranding, President Scarborough, faculty, more

Q&A with Board Chair Jonathan Pavloff: rebranding, President Scarborough, faculty, more

By Grant Morgan and Kristina Aiad-Toss

February 18, 2016


Filed under Campus News

In an interview with The Buchtelite last Monday, Feb. 15, UA Board of Trustees Chair Jonathan Pavloff gave responses neither supporting nor criticizing President Scott Scarborough.   Asked if the board had unanimous support in Scarborough from all seven of its voting members, Pavloff said, “The...

USG seeks student attitudes toward UA leadership

By Nick Peterman, News Writer

February 17, 2016


Filed under Campus News

At the Undergraduate Student Government senate meeting on Feb. 11, USG President Taylor Swift announced plans to issue a campus-wide survey to all students in order to gather student sentiment toward campus leadership. The survey, which was sent to student emails Monday, Feb. 15, comes as USG conside...

Faculty gather to reassure prospective students

Faculty gather to reassure prospective students

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

February 17, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

In an effort to show their support for a fair contract, and to send a positive message to prospective and current students, faculty members from the Akron American Association of University Professors (Akron-AAUP) handed out nearly 1,000 cards outside of the Student Union to those attending Senior Day o...

Professionalism in the workplace

By MaTisha Steele, News Writer

February 10, 2016


Filed under Campus News

“Strive to be your best, most professional self when you are in your working life,” stated Tony Alexander, executive-in-residence of UA’s College of Business Administration (CBA), during his Tuesday presentation titled “Professionalism: What Not to Do.” As part of the CBA’s Suit Up Week, “Prof...

Board responds to calls for change

Board responds to calls for change

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

February 10, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

In the printed version of the article, UA Board of Trustees Chair Jonathan Pavloff is introduced only with his last name, and without reference of what position he holds at UA.    After the faculty senate’s near-unanimous vote of no confidence in President Scott Scarborough, and a more ...

Could Trustees’ meetings be more timely?

Could Trustees’ meetings be more timely?

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

February 10, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Yesterday at The University of Akron’s Board of Trustees meeting, the public had to leave the room when the Board opted to resume its private executive session. The Board had already met in executive session that morning. Chairman Jonathan Pavloff announced that the Board had concluded its public busines...

Key issues on the table

Key issues on the table

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

February 8, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

According to University spokesman Wayne Hill, the "proposed course fees" mentioned in this article are for law students in the UA School of Law's international program in Asia, and for Fire and Hazardous Materials students for the purchasing of protective clothing.  After an eventful week in which...

Tissue engineer shares research

Tissue engineer shares research

By Dylan Reynolds, News Writer

February 8, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Kathleen Derwin, an associate staff scientist in the biomedical engineer department of Cleveland Clinic, visited campus last Friday to lecture about her recent research findings concerning tissue engineering. Derwin has been employed by the Cleveland Clinic since 1998. She is involved with tissue engine...

Faculty senate votes ‘no confidence’ in Scarborough

Faculty senate votes ‘no confidence’ in Scarborough

By Grant Morgan, Logan Lane, and Nick Peterman

February 5, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

By a count of 50-2, the UA faculty senate voted no confidence in President Scott Scarborough at its last meeting on Feb. 4, 2016. The no-confidence resolution cited reasons why the “University has been negatively impacted over the past year,” including declining enrollment, miscommunication of the ...

Big gift, new name

Big gift, new name

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

February 4, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Yesterday, UA announced plans to change the name of its Honors College after receiving a $3 million gift from alumni Gary and Pamela Williams. The gift expands the Williamses’ $7 million bequest given to the University in 2008, which turns their total commitment to more than $10 million. But even ...

Tragic tales of injustice

By Dylan Reynolds, Writer

February 3, 2016


Filed under Campus News

Professor Marge Koosed of the UA School of Law hosted a panel to discuss race and the death penalty this past Tuesday.  The event, titled “The Death Lottery: How Race Impacts the Ohio Death Penalty,” featured four speakers who have firsthand experience with the issue. A modest crowd attended the noontime discuss...

Fewer headed to UA?

Fewer headed to UA?

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

February 1, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Freshman applications to UA were down 6 percent in mid-January from the same time last year, as the number of admitted students who had confirmed their intent to enroll in fall 2016 were down 32 percent, University data show. These numbers, updated every week, provide only a snapshot of how the annual...

Charity event to honor Zak Husein

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2016


Filed under Akron News, Campus News, Showcase

Students are taking the initiative to honor Zak Husein — the UA International Business student who was killed over a month ago in an armed robbery — by planning a charity event to commemorate his life and friendships. The idea came about during a conversation between student Justin Cohen and Asso...

Swider comes to campus to promote her new book

By Sara Syed, writer

February 1, 2016


Filed under Campus News

Within 24 hours of her book’s release, Sarah Swider, an alumna and assistant professor of Wayne State University, came to UA on Jan. 29 to discuss the conditions that millions of informal workers and laborers endure due to authoritarianism and morbid working conditions in China. Swider promoted he...

Ice Fest 2016

Ice Fest 2016

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

January 27, 2016


Filed under Campus News

As signs of winter have begun appearing on campus, the annual Ice Fest returned to the University of Akron. Students, alumni, faculty and staff gathered at Buchtel Commons on Tuesday to watch as competitors sculpted, sawed, and blowtorched their frozen creations. Sponsored by the Culinary Arts Club and the...

Student mows his way to success

By Israa Eddeb, Online editor

January 27, 2016


Filed under Campus News

William Armstrong, a UA freshman business student, started a company called “Yaardvark” last fall and entered it in the Student Startup Madness (SSM) competition. Now he’s one of 32 finalists.  SSM is a nationwide digital media startup tournament for college students. Armstrong and his teamm...

Class conundrums

Class conundrums

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Imagine being in college, but a class cancellation threatens to keep you in school longer than expected.   This is the situation that Dani Jackson, a sophomore majoring in French, found herself in when in mid-December her upper-level special topic French course was cancelled. Being far enough away from ...

Freshmen recount first semester of college

By Natalie Orr, News Editor

January 25, 2016


Filed under Campus News

Think back to when you first started out in college. What are some of the things you remember? Dorms? Rob’s Dining Hall? New Roo Weekend? With their first semester out of the way and their second just begun, a few freshmen students were interviewed last week about their college experience so far. K...

Chick-fil-A, Panda Express now serving

Chick-fil-A, Panda Express now serving

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

January 25, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Last week on the first day of spring classes, Jan. 19, a few new and what are likely to be popular dining venues opened on campus. What was Ohio Burger in the Student Union is now a Chick-fil-A and a Panda Express, while in the Polsky Building, Summit Bistro and the Candy Bar are now a Chick-fil-A...

What you might have missed

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

January 25, 2016


Filed under Campus News

Finals week is demanding, and it’s often difficult for students to keep up with anything other than studying, finishing final projects, and taking tests. Then, when winter break comes, many take full advantage of the respite from classes by directing all their focus to other aspects of their lives...

Protest scheduled for Wednesday’s Board of Trustees meeting

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

December 7, 2015


Filed under Campus News

Undeterred, relentless, and ready to make their voices heard yet again—students from the Ohio Student Association (OSA) are holding another protest outside of the Board of Trustees meeting this Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The meeting will be held in Room 339 on the third floor of the Studen...

Campuses confront race issues

Campuses confront race issues

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

November 23, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Last week, The Buchtelite published a story about UA Black Students United’s rally in support of the protesters’ cause at the University of Missouri (Mizzou), held on Nov. 16 outside of the Student Union entrance doors near Starbucks. The rally story appeared on the top of the front page of The...

American Legion Post 808

American Legion Post 808

By David Trujillo, Writer

November 19, 2015


Filed under Campus News

Few will understand what it’s like writing their will at 19 years old. However, for the veterans who attend UA as students, it was or still is a part of their reality. Being surrounded by people who will probably not understand their experiences, feelings and outlooks can lead to a feeling of over...

Graduate assistantships on chopping block

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

November 16, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

  The headline of the print version of this article incorrectly implied that graduate assistantships will be cut; however, the elimination of some, not all, graduate assistantships is not assured, but is being discussed at this time.  In response to persisting budget problems at The Uni...

‘F*ck racism,’ they chanted

‘F*ck racism,’ they chanted

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

November 16, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

More than 120 students, most of them black, gathered outside the Student Union Starbucks entrance yesterday to voice their support for happenings at the University of Missouri (Mizzou), and address concerns over similar — but not as severe — conditions at The University of Akron. “Fuck racism,...

Burns, Williams featured in third Town Hall meeting

Burns, Williams featured in third Town Hall meeting

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

November 16, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

At the third meeting in the Undergraduate Student Government’s Town Hall series, students picked up the microphone to hurl questions — directly, this time — at UA Vice President of Advancement Larry Burns and new Director of Athletics Lawrence Williams. “It makes it hard for [administrato...

Faculty Senate committee formed to consider lack of confidence vote on Scarborough

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

November 9, 2015


Filed under Campus News

University President Scott Scarborough might soon receive a formal “lack of confidence” expression from the UA Faculty Senate. A resolution “to create an ad hoc committee to consider proposing a resolution expressing the Senate’s lack of confidence in President Scarborough” was passed...

Former Federal Reserve CEO returns to alma mater

Former Federal Reserve CEO returns to alma mater

By Natalie Orr, News Writer

November 5, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

In most fields, taking risks is usually said to have a negative connotation, but in the eyes of Sandra Pianalto, former president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, it is the stepping stone to achieving greatness. Pianalto came to the university last Friday, Oct. 30, to speak to students at t...

OSU student trustees gain vote that UA’s still lack

OSU student trustees gain vote that UA’s still lack

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor

November 2, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

For years, student trustees of Ohio universities have not had the privilege to vote on their respective Boards of Trustees. Then on June 30, 2015, the Ohio General Assembly approved that The Ohio State University Board of Trustees may grant full voting privileges to their student trustees. Other sc...

Burns on branding, donors, education

Burns on branding, donors, education

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

November 2, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

On Friday, Oct. 30, UA Vice President of Advancement Lawrence “Larry” Burns was interviewed about the naming of the Honors College. After discussing details, Burns gave further comments on the University rebranding, along with his thoughts on its relation to donations, academic quality, and reputatio...

Boston bombing survivor visits UA

Boston bombing survivor visits UA

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor

November 2, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

When Jeff Bauman went to the 2013 Boston Marathon to cheer on his future wife, he did not expect to bump into one of the men behind the bombing that would kill three people, injure more than 260, and cause his own legs to be amputated. Now on tour around the country, Bauman came to UA last Wednesday...

Naming the Honors College

Naming the Honors College

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

October 28, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

In the Oct. 29 printed version of this article, UA's rebranding was incorrectly written as "Ohio's Polytechnic Institute." The rebranding is to "Ohio's Polytechnic University," not "Ohio's Polytechnic Institute."  After rebranding UA as “Ohio’s Polytechnic University” and adding the “Lebron J...

Latino American symposium aims to enhance student success

Latino American symposium aims to enhance student success

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor

October 26, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Educators, admissions officers, student success coaches, advisers, and administrators in both K-12 and higher education gathered in the Student Union on Monday morning for the Latino American Symposium on Education and Research. According to John Alvarez Turner, associate director of the Multicultura...

Giffords, Kelly inspire audience

Giffords, Kelly inspire audience

By Dylan Reynolds, Writer

October 26, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords, former Arizona congresswoman who survived the 2011 Tuscon shooting, spoke alongside her husband at the annual Delta Gamma Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Giffords husband, Mark Kelly, a retired US Navy Captain and NASA astronaut, opened up the event with an account of...

MADD brings more than 800 volunteers

MADD brings more than 800 volunteers

By Baylee Deidrich, Writer

October 26, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Over the weekend, The University of Akron held its 11th annual Make a Difference Day. More than 800 students participated with 40 nonprofit organizations at 50 different sites. Make a Difference Day is a service day that takes place all across the country. Since UA has one of the largest numbers ...

First Lady, King James: Better make room for higher education

First Lady, King James: Better make room for higher education

By Tyeal Howell, tnh30@zips.uakron.edu

October 21, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

  The First Lady and The King teamed up to discuss the importance of higher education at The University of Akron yesterday in the James A. Rhodes Arena. “LeBron might be your hero, but you should know that you all are his heroes too,” Michelle Obama said, hoping to inspire student...

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