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Scarborough looks to round out his team

Scarborough looks to round out his team

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

April 25, 2016


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“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 fall semester. Mentioned by Scarborough at the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) meeting o...

Black Male Summit empowers young men

By Dylan Reynolds

April 11, 2016


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Empowerment, enrichment, engagement, and encouragement. Those were four goals of the ninth annual Black Male Summit, which was held this past weekend at the John S. Knight Convention Center and the Student Union. Over the course of two days – Friday and Saturday – participants attended a series...

Black Male Summit scheduled for this weekend

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

April 6, 2016


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The University of Akron will host its 9th annual Black Male Summit this Friday and Saturday, focusing on how media affects black male identity. The two-day event features more than 60 panel discussions, breakout sessions, and workshops. Russ Mitchell, managing editor at WKYC-TV, will moderate. ...

UA senior wins ‘Woman to Watch’ award

UA senior wins ‘Woman to Watch’ award

By Mylor Acquaah, Writer

March 16, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Yesterday, University of Akron senior Tyeal Howell was honored with the Woman to Watch Award by the Women’s History Project (WHP) of Akron, which is a program of the Summit County Historical Society. Howell is 21 years old and studying mass media communications in TV and radio. She was nominated ...

‘We Will Be Heard and Understood’

By Angel Poole, President of Black Students United

November 24, 2015


Filed under Guest Viewpoints

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...

Campuses confront race issues

Campuses confront race issues

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

November 23, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Last week, The Buchtelite published a story about UA Black Students United’s rally in support of the protesters’ cause at the University of Missouri (Mizzou), held on Nov. 16 outside of the Student Union entrance doors near Starbucks. The rally story appeared on the top of the front page of The...

‘F*ck racism,’ they chanted

‘F*ck racism,’ they chanted

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

November 16, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

More than 120 students, most of them black, gathered outside the Student Union Starbucks entrance yesterday to voice their support for happenings at the University of Missouri (Mizzou), and address concerns over similar — but not as severe — conditions at The University of Akron. “Fuck racism,...

Black Male Summit

Black Male Summit

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer

April 13, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

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 webpage. This year’s event focused on the influences of media, culture and sports on black males’...

Eighth Black Male Summit to address inequities

Eighth Black Male Summit to address inequities

By Ian Vanek, News Writer

March 30, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

The eighth annual Black Male Summit will be returning Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11 to The University of Akron’s campus.  The Black Male Summit was started in 2008 and brings together national leaders, educators, policy makers, civic organizations, and myriad other disciplines to addre...

Trolley tours for black history

Trolley tours for black history

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Writer

February 9, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Some people may not be aware of the famous speech delivered by Sojourner Truth at Akron’s Women’s Rights Convention Center in 1851. “If women want any rights more than they‘s got, why don’t’ they just take them, and not be talking about it,” Truth said. In honor of Black History Month,...

Running the race

February 12, 2013


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Bridget Linton Perseverance, resilience, resourcefulness and hard work are a few of the key factors that have guided African American University of Akron student Bianca Gomez on her journey to success. Gomez comes from a family that has given her unwavering support and guidance throughout her life. With h...