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Letter to the Editor: True Meaning of Socialism

Letter to the Editor: True Meaning of Socialism

February 25, 2019

It is about time that the American people were educated and informed about what true "Socialism" is and is not.   The fact is that in true socialism, "the means of production" are owned and controlled by all of the people. In other words, in true socialism all of the workplaces and businesses...

Letter to the Editor: Degree Cuts at UA

Letter to the Editor: Degree Cuts at UA

By Sharon Marquart, B.A. in French, Minor in Studio Art The University of Akron, Class of 2000

September 17, 2018

Dear President Green, Provost Ramsier and Members of the Board of Trustees, I am writing in response to the recent cuts that have been made to 19% of degree programs at the University of Akron. I graduated from Akron in May 2000 with a B.A. in French and a Minor in Studio Art, and I am currently an...

Dismay at front page photo

November 29, 2016

As a financial supporter and a graduate of the University of Akron [sic], I want to put on record my dismay at the front page color photo of a young lady holding up a sign containing an obscenity in the November 17 edition of The Buchtelite.  I never use that language; there are far better ways to exp...

Shared governance violated

October 26, 2016

Regarding UA Ambassador Megan Hanft’s Oct. 24 guest viewpoint “Wilson, president at perfect time”: While all indications may be that the previously interim administrators (interim president and interim provost) are capable managers, making them permanent officers without formally discussing the...

Letter to the editor 10-13-16

October 12, 2016

In the past weeks I have been thoroughly disgusted by some of the grotesque images and regressive messages I have seen and heard on campus. I completely agree with anyone who is offended by them, however, I do not agree (as forty of [The Buchtelite’s] online poll respondents do) that they should be banned ...

Response to ‘A bad showing for students’

Response to ‘A bad showing for students’

October 3, 2016

I read [the Buchtelite’s editorial of Sept. 29 called “A bad showing for students”] because it focused on that group. The one that comes on campus every semester since I attended (and before). The group that ignites fear and frustration, debates and fights, among the community. My experiences...

Let’s talk with: John Zipp

September 15, 2016

Below is the second installment of The Buchtelite’s “Let’s talk with” series. This week’s letter is from John Zipp, professor of sociology and president and spokesperson for the Akron chapter of the American Association of University Professors (Akron-AAUP), the faculty union. Zipp is also ...

A voice to be heard

By Youngbin Jeong, Student Writer

March 16, 2016

Many people, especially younger generations, are discouraged by politics and voting due to negative publicity and information from news and peers. Many students show an expression of discontent about politicians and achievements by governments of any level because they believe politicians are not act...

‘Death of a Student’

By Allyson Smith, Student Writer

March 16, 2016

As a student at the University of Akron, I am weary and appalled by the current state of "politics" impacting our campus. In response, I wrote the following poem:   My parents aren’t rich but I’ve got a 3.8. They don’t know anyone… but my resume is great! “Well, that’s to...

Political apathy on campus

By Alex Belovich

March 9, 2016

The March 3rd edition of The Buchtelite asked what students thought about Clinton and Trump’s wins on Super Tuesday. What shocked me is that some of the respondents didn’t seem to know or care about the Super Tuesday primaries, or they didn’t believe paying attention to politics should be a priority...


By Youngbin Jeong

March 2, 2016

On social media, #NeverTrump is the one of the biggest movements related to the presidential race. Despite Donald Trump’s audacious insults towards women, Hispanics, Muslims, the disabled, and immigrants, he is receiving abundant support from voters and politicians. Donald Trump’s campaign has b...

An open letter: USG to President Scarborough

July 13, 2015

The following is an letter addressed to The University of Akron President Scott Scarborough,  written and signed by the UA Undergraduate Student Government's president and vice president Taylor Swift and Richard Angeletti. Dear Dr. Scarborough: As the elected governing body, it is Undergraduate...

Student organization fights for smoke free campus

By Jeffrey Evans, writer

October 28, 2014

Letter to the Editor, Students Organized for Collective Action would like to offer the student body an opportunity to think about the benefits of having a smoke free campus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people who smoke cigarettes are the leading cause of preventable...

Letter to the Editor

September 30, 2014

I am a freshman at UA and today read your article concerning the cessation of scholarship refunds here at The University of Akron, and I completely agreed with your opinion of why the policy is against the interests of the student body. I, for one, know that if I were offered a scholarship for performance...

Letter to the Editor: Does our society still need home economics?

By Susan Witt and David Witt

October 10, 2013

With the start of the 2013-14 academic year, the School of Family and Consumer Sciences begins its centennial year at the University of Akron — 100 years since the founding of the Curtis School of Home Economics at what was then the Municipal University of Akron. The Curtis School was the first “named”...