The Buchtelite

In with the new

By Kristina Aiad-Toss , News Editor September 7, 2016

The University of Akron Board of Trustees named Matthew Wilson, former dean of UA's law school, interim president of the University on July 11, after former president Scott Scarborough resigned in May. In...

President Scarborough will fill seven administrative positions for next fall semester.

Scarborough looks to round out his team

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor April 25, 2016

“There’s still a few more pieces of the puzzle that I have left to place,” said University of Akron President Scott Scarborough regarding the seven vacant positions on his management team for next...

InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field. (Buchtelite file photo)

$2 million to attract new students

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor April 25, 2016

The University of Akron administration budgeted $3 million for marketing during the 2015-2016 school year. Approved by the Board of Trustees in June 2015, the annual budget of $480 million included...

Ballroom Dance Club hosts Masquerade Ball

Ballroom Dance Club hosts Masquerade Ball

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor April 19, 2016

The Ballroom Dance Club hosted a Masquerade Ball last Saturday in the gym of Central Hower High School at 7 p.m. During the event, club members and other Akron students wore masks and put on old prom dresses...

Slacklining pro to appear on campus

By Kristina Aiad-Toss April 6, 2016

Famed for flipping, twisting, and tricking in the air—all on a two inch thick rope—Red Bull sponsored slackliner Alex Mason will visit UA’s campus this Monday, April 11, at 12 p.m. If weather...

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....

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...

Funds promised, but not budgeted

Funds promised, but not budgeted

Changing the rules for how professors get funds
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...

Faculty voting on strike-authorization

Faculty voting on strike-authorization

Akron-AAUP, administration continue contract negotiations
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...

Board of Trustees Chairman Jonathan Pavloff.

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

By Grant Morgan and Kristina Aiad-Toss February 18, 2016

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...

Ashley Bair silently protests by holding up the Akron Beacon Journal

Board responds to calls for change

Trustees meet amid calls for change in leadership, votes of no confidence, ad campaigns
By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor February 10, 2016

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...

Students, alumni, faculty, and staff gathered to watch the competitors create frozen masterpieces during this year's Ice Fest.

Ice Fest 2016

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor January 27, 2016

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...

Protest scheduled for Wednesday’s Board of Trustees meeting

By Kristina Aiad-Toss , Photo Editor December 7, 2015

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...

Graduate assistantships on chopping block

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor November 16, 2015

  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,...

A student walking into the Honors College.

Naming the Honors College

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor October 28, 2015

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...

At his State of the University address, President Scott Scarborough read from retired UA professor George Knepper's book, 'Summit's Glory,' to illustrate how UA's financial troubles are nothing new.

Whose ‘State of the University’ is correct?

By Grant Morgan and Kristina Aiad-Toss October 21, 2015

UA President Scott Scarborough was not the only one to give his thoughts on the state of the university on Tuesday. Faculty did, too. One hour before the president’s first “State of the University”...

UA students, alumni head east to see Pope Francis

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor September 28, 2015

A group of more than 100 University of Akron students and alumni witnessed Pope Francis this past weekend on his first official visit to the United States in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The individuals...

Seal of The University of Akron in front of Buchtel Hall.

President says name won’t change

By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor September 16, 2015

In the print version of this article, UA Student Trustee Darnell Davis' name is incorrectly written as Darnell Wilson. The Buchtelite acknowledges this mistake.  “There are no plans to change the...

‘Coeds Go Red Luncheon’ for heart health

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer April 27, 2015

A common misconception about heart problems is that they only affect the elderly or overweight. However, the “Coeds Go Red Luncheon” of last Friday, April 24,  gave information to faculty, staff,...

The faculty who attended the luncheon socialize on the topic of the day before the food is served.

‘Let’s Grow Akron’ receives $850 donation at Impact Luncheon

By Kristina Aiad-Toss , News Writer April 15, 2015

As part of National Volunteer Week, UA’s Department of Student Life hosted the UA Impact Luncheon. Faculty and students gathered for the event on Tuesday, April 14 in the Union. Alison Doehring, assistant...

The audience gave Michael Dyson a standing ovation at the conclusion of his speech about the stereotyping of black males.

Black Male Summit

By Kristina Aiad-Toss , News Writer April 13, 2015

UA hosted the eighth annual Black Male Summit last weekend, which sought to “improve and increase retention and graduation of African-American males in higher education,” according to the Summit’s...

While students meander about and get information at the Majors Fair, Zippy encourages them to study what they love.

Fair helps students make major life decisions

By Kristina Aiad-Toss , News Writer April 1, 2015

All college students face the challenge of choosing a major; to help with that decision, UA Student Success hosted a Majors Fair on Wednesday, April 1 in the Union Ballroom A. The event provided students...

UA students form charity after studying abroad

By Kristina Aiad-Toss , News Writer March 18, 2015

In December 2014, a group of fifteen students from The University of Akron traveled to Ouanaminthe, Haiti and visited a school called Institution Univers (IU). Zeke Isaac, who is originally from Haiti,...

Women’s History Month events attract students

By Spencer Skolnick , News Writer March 11, 2015

With March comes the beginning of spring and the arrival of warmer weather; but also the start of Women’s History Month, which celebrates women’s past and current impacts on the world.   UA...

Akron residents gathered at Akron Civic Theater to give their input on the iTowpath project on Thursday, March 5.

Towpath will extend to campus

Further improvements being proposed
By Kristina Aiad-Toss , News Writer March 9, 2015

Amidst the streets of downtown Akron lies a part of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, one of Ohio’s longest and most scenic bikeways used by over 2.5 million people. 41 miles of the trail are...

3D printer on the first floor of Bierce Library at the User Support Services desk.

Bierce to renovate, promote 3D printer

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer March 2, 2015

Many improvements are being made to Bierce Library to help students study more efficiently and to make the library more accessible. Stephanie Everett, manager of marketing communications at Bierce,...

Workers install new carpet and build information center.

Renovations transform Student Union bookstore

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer February 23, 2015

  As many students may have noticed, the Student Union (SU) Barnes & Noble is currently under construction. The store is being completely remodeled and rearranged. Improvements are expected...

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