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UA School of Law gets $100k from federal program

UA School of Law gets $100k from federal program

By Dylan Reynolds May 4, 2016

After receiving a $100,000 grant, The University of Akron School of Law is partnering with the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA) to help youths with criminal records find jobs and affordable...

Panel helps students become tech savvy

By Dylan Reynolds April 20, 2016

As a part of “Tech Week,” a panel discussion was held in the College of Business Administration (CBA) yesterday to inform students about current trends and corporate culture in information technology...

Relay for Life took place in the UA Field House last weekend.

Survivors celebrated at Relay for Life event

By Kaitlin Erdman April 13, 2016

This past weekend, The University of Akron held its annual Relay for Life event in The Louis and Freda Stile Athletics Field House. This event is held to celebrate cancer survivors and remember those who...

Left to right: Hali Strub, Kristin Genetin, Bayli Strub, members of PSE pose for a photo after dinner.

Marketing dinner features female speakers

PSE fraternity students learn about entrepreneurship, business acumen
By Natalie Orr, News Editor April 13, 2016

The National Sales and Marketing Executives (NSME) Akron-Canton chapter held their monthly dinner meeting at The Tangier in Akron on Tuesday, April 12. Three female members of NSME Norma Rist, Jane...

Students plan historical exhibition

By Dylan Reynolds April 4, 2016

Students in The University of Akron’s new Museums and Archives certification program is planning to exhibit a collection of artifacts related to old buildings that the University has purchased and refurbished....

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...

John Zogby, David Cohen, James Holland, and Cyndra Miller participate in the panel

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...

UA speech team poses for a photo after recieving awards last weekend at Capital University in Columbus.

Speech team wins first state title

By Natalie Orr, News Editor February 22, 2016

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...

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...

Board of Trustees meeting on Oct. 14, 2015.

Key issues on the table

Trustees to consider no-confidence resolution, 'proposed course fees,' and more
By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor February 8, 2016

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...

Speech and debate takes second place two days straight in New York City tournament

Speech and debate takes second place two days straight in New York City tournament

By Natalie Orr , Writer December 9, 2015

Last weekend The University of Akron’s nationally-ranked speech and debate team traveled to New York City to compete in a two-day tournament, “The Off-Broadway Swing,”  hosted in Long Island at...

Prominent Akron business leaders signed a full-page Akron Beacon Journal ad urging readers to give the University's changes some time.

Business council formed to advise Scarborough and Board of Trustees

By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor November 30, 2015

In spite of extensive dissatisfaction from other constituents, at least one group puts hope in the direction of UA: Akron’s business executives.   On Sunday, Nov. 29, seven prominent Akron businessmen...

‘We Will Be Heard and Understood’

By Angel Poole, President of Black Students United November 24, 2015

As a student leader on campus of Black Students United (BSU), I feel it is my obligation to help provide a social, educational, and a cultural setting that will serve to enrich and enhance the collegiate...

EJ links with Playhouse Square, Civic Theater

EJ links with Playhouse Square, Civic Theater

By Zaina Salem , Editor-in-Chief September 29, 2015

The University of Akron is partnering with Playhouse Square and the Akron Civic Theatre to present the “Broadway in Akron” series at EJ Thomas Hall.   With the new two-year agreement, the series...

ASEC library could close

ASEC library could close

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor September 14, 2015

UA’s Science and Technology Library, located in the Auburn Science and Engineering Center, could close. The library’s operations—supporting students in the “health and life sciences, engineering...

School of Law small business program honored

School of Law small business program honored

By Spencer DeVeau , News Writer April 29, 2015

Gary Spring will receive the inaugural 2015 Legal Services Champion Award from the Cleveland District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Spring is the director of The University of Akron...

USG election results: Swift and Angeletti

By Tyler Coventry , Copy Editor April 1, 2015

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) elections have concluded with the appointment of Taylor Swift as president and Ricky Angeletti as his vice president. Swift, a junior political science major...

New survey assessing sexual misconduct, behavior

By Michelle DeShon , News Writer March 9, 2015

UA recently released a survey that aims to assess the state of sexual misconduct on campus.   “I believe the survey is a powerful first step in understanding sexual misconduct at The University...

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,...

The Speech and Debate Team members pose at Bricco restaurant in downtown Akron after the OFA State Championship.

Speech and Debate Team places second at state championship

By Sofia Syed , Arts & Life Editor February 25, 2015

UA’s Speech and Debate (forensics) Team took second place at the Ohio Forensics Association State Championship on Feb. 21 and 22.  The tournament was held in Kolbe Hall, beginning Saturday and ending...

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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