The Buchtelite

Founder, a director resign; EXL continues

Founder, a director resign; EXL continues

By Benjamin Holda, bjh115@zips.uakron.edu

September 21, 2016


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Ian Schwarber, the resource director at UA’s year-old Experiential Learning Center (EXL), announced his resignation from that position on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Schwarber’s last day is on Oct. 21, but, as stated in a letter sent to interim President Matthew Wilson, he will “continue to assist or ...

‘Thank-A-Donor Day’ at UA

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

September 15, 2016


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The tradition of donating, starting with John R. Buchtel and his wife’s donation of $500,000 to the founding of Buchtel College in 1870, has continued over the years and allowed UA to grow and expand into the University we know today. Recently, Roger Read, retired chairman and CEO of Harwick Chemic...

Be the next Zippy: tryouts Wednesday

Be the next Zippy: tryouts Wednesday

By Natalie Orr, News Editor

April 4, 2016


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

In June, a ‘literal political campaign’ to change UA’s name by January 2016

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

December 7, 2015


Filed under News

It started early this year as a post on a zipsnation.org forum. Since, the topic of a UA name-change — a rebranding, a new slogan, a marketing tagline, whatever one might call it now — has been persistently in the news. But last Friday, The Devil Strip released a story about an administrative email tha...

A ‘normal meeting’

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

November 18, 2015


Filed under Editorials

UA President Scott Scarborough began his Akron Press Club speech yesterday by pulling out the dry erase markers and telling the audience he was going to run it like he does “normal meetings” with “faculty, staff, or students.” He asked audience members to raise their hand and propose topics, ...

Lab accident sends student to hospital

By Brooke Griffin, Writer

September 21, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

An explosion sent one student to Akron General Medical Center last Tuesday evening. The explosion occurred in the lab of Judit E. Puskas, located in the Akron Engineering Research Center. During the accident, a flask containing distilled alloocimene, a hydrocarbon, exploded in the graduate student’s...

Men in heels walk a mile

Men in heels walk a mile

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

April 27, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Men strapped on stilettos and walked for a mile alongside women to raise awareness for victims of sexual assault. Last Friday, April 24, the Rape Crisis Center hosted the 10th annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” in Lock 3 Park in downtown Akron. Men literally “walked a mile in her shoes,” or...

Cloudy with a chance of emails

By Michelle DeShon, News Writer

April 1, 2015


Filed under Campus News

UA’s email system is changing; however, those affected might not even notice. The current “on-premise” system, Microsoft Exchange 2007, will change to a new “cloud-based” system, Exchange Online. The current system has gone through various upgrades, but UA is still migrating to Exchange...