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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 housing. The grant comes from the federal Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program, which is itself a col...

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 (IT). The panelists included three northeast Ohio chief information officers (CIOs): Sandy Rapp fro...

Survivors celebrated at Relay for Life event

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 have passed. It also provides a support system for those who are currently battling cancer. This...

Marketing dinner features female speakers

Marketing dinner features female speakers

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 Vassas, and Jennifer Chernisky spoke about their experiences in entrepreneuring and business for the ...

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. Some of these buildings include the Polsky building, Quaker Square, The Cummings Center, an...

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 administration resolved their disagreements over contract negotiations, and two new members were appointed to th...

Funds promised, but not budgeted

Funds promised, but not budgeted

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 for in UA’s budget prior to 2016: start-up funds and indirect cost recovery (IDC) funds. This caus...

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...

Speech team wins first state title

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 coach Mark Rittenour and graduate assistant Amanda Layman, the team competed on both Friday and Saturday...

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

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 had unanimous support in Scarborough from all seven of its voting members, Pavloff said, “The...

Key issues on the table

Key issues on the table

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 Materials students for the purchasing of protective clothing.  After an eventful week in which...

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 Suffolk County Community College. The first day of the trip was spent exploring New York City and ...

Business council formed to advise Scarborough and Board of Trustees

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 signed a full-page advertisement in the Akron Beacon Journal urging readers to give the University’s ...

‘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 experience of Black students and other underrepresented students, faculty, and staff at The Unive...

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 will continue as scheduled on the UA Events website. The future of “Broadway in Akron” was...

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 and computer science, the physical sciences, and technology,” according to its website—would...

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 School of Law’s Clinic for Small Entrepreneurs and Economic Development (SEED). “We are very...

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 and Phi Delta Theta fraternity member, has served in the USG senate as the Academic and Financial...

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 of Akron,” said Mike Strong, deputy Title IX coordinator, regarding the new Sexual Assault Resource T...

Bierce to renovate, promote 3D printer

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, provided exclusive details about new additions to the library. Bierce has had a 3D printer for more...

Speech and Debate Team places second at 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 with the award ceremony in Paul A. Daum Theatre on Sunday evening.  Speech and Debate Team Captain Lauren Fowkes placed in the final round of ...

Renovations transform Student Union bookstore

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 to be completed by Saturday, Feb. 28. Patrick Duff, the SU general manager, revealed many details abo...