The Buchtelite

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...

Be the next Zippy: tryouts Wednesday

Be the next Zippy: tryouts Wednesday

By Natalie Orr, News Editor

April 4, 2016

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...

UA must refund $4.1 million to students

UA must refund $4.1 million to students

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

March 2, 2016

The University of Akron will return $4.1 million to its students after the Ohio Department of Education discovered UA’s facilities fee was improperly raised during the summer. In its 2015 - 2016 budget, UA raised students’ facilities fee from $18.55 per credit hour (up to 12 credit hours) to ...

Tryouts for Zippy’s heir

Tryouts for Zippy’s heir

By Nicholas Summers, Copy Editor

February 18, 2015

  UA is holding tryouts for a new student to take the forthcoming vacant Zippy mascot position.   On Thursday, Feb. 19 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the James A. Rhodes Arena Lab 4, students who registered to audition will begin the first of two rounds of tryouts.   “Every judge will ha...

Student government tracking use of tuition

Student government tracking use of tuition

By Grant Morgan, Arts & Life Editor

January 22, 2015

  The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is currently in talks with university president, Scott Scarborough, to discover what student fees actually pay for. Just how expensive a university education is can be seen on regular bills; what can’t be seen is exactly where all of that money...

UA football coach fired sparking national search for replacement

November 28, 2011

By: Chris Coon After a 2-22 overall record in two seasons at The University of Akron, Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill announced Saturday that Rob Ianello will not return as head coach of the football team. "Earlier today, I informed Coach Ianello that he has been relieved of his duties, effective i...