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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...

Remembering first Zippy

Remembering first Zippy

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2015

UA alumnus Perry “Pete” Thomas Demming died on Wednesday, Oct. 7, after an illness at the age of 81. Sporting a paper-mache head and a brown furry uniform, Demming became UA’s first Zippy at the inaugural Acme-Zip game in 1955. The kangaroo was officially declared the mascot a year before on...

Dychtwald enlightens at E.J. Thomas Forum Series lecture

September 18, 2012

Written by: Katelyn Freil Despite the fact that the American population is steadily getting older, U.S. society remains focused on youth. This was the central focus of Ken Dychtwald’s Forum Series lecture at E.J. Thomas Hall last Thursday, "The Aging of America: How We Must Transform Our Lives, Our Business, Our Communities." Dychtwald is a psycho...

Age is only a number

September 28, 2011

By: Crystal Kouns Art comes in many forms, and Betty Russ, at the age of 84, makes her life a work of art. She currently resides off of Turkeyfoot Road in Akron. Russ, who is vibrant and energetic, found her calling at the age of 18 after she broke Firestone High School’s long distance swimming record by 55 sec...