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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...

Exercise science student Cindy Hampton was recognized for excellence at yesterday's meeting. During her speech, she fittingly asked Board members and the audience to stand up and stretch their arms for a break. President Scott Scarborough and Board Chair Pavloff are on the left.

Quiet meeting, quiet protest

By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor April 13, 2016

Out in Orrville at UA’s Wayne College campus, it was a quiet day for both trustees and protesters. Yesterday, April 13, was the UA Board of Trustee’s last meeting of spring semester – its...

The Board of Trustees held its last meeting on Feb. 10 on the third floor of the Student Union, pictured here.

Away from the main

This week’s Board meeting moved to Wayne College; first time in eight years
By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor April 11, 2016

Not since eight years ago has The University of Akron Board of Trustees held a meeting anywhere other than main campus. Yet the Board’s next meeting, slated for this Wednesday, April 13 at 10 a.m.,...

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...

Distinguished professors rebuke UA leadership

Distinguished professors rebuke UA leadership

Letter comes on verge of faculty union emergency meetings
By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor February 29, 2016

As the faculty union goes into emergency meetings today and tomorrow to discuss a strike-authorization vote, a group of distinguished UA professors has publicly declared their disapproval of the University’s...

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, faculty, and administrators waiting for the board meeting's public session to begin.

Could Trustees’ meetings be more timely?

How other Ohio university boards run their meetings
By Logan Lane, Copy Editor February 10, 2016

Yesterday at The University of Akron’s Board of Trustees meeting, the public had to leave the room when the Board opted to resume its private executive session. The Board had already met in executive...

UA President Scott Scarborough speaks to the Faculty Senate on Thursday, Feb. 4, shortly before it voted 50-2 for a resolution of 'no confidence' in him.

Faculty senate votes ‘no confidence’ in Scarborough

By Grant Morgan , Logan Lane , and Nick Peterman February 5, 2016

By a count of 50-2, the UA faculty senate voted no confidence in President Scott Scarborough at its last meeting on Feb. 4, 2016. The no-confidence resolution cited reasons why the “University has...

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...

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...

An apology is in order

By Buchtelite Editorial Board October 10, 2015

Admitting wrongdoing is difficult—and apparently too difficult, especially for The University of Akron’s administrators. The tenderest consolation UA’s constituents have so far received is the...

New faculty, recalled staff

New faculty, recalled staff

Chief Financial Officer Nathan Mortimer says 30 to 34 staff, whose positions were abolished over summer, were recalled.
By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor September 30, 2015

Not all employees whose positions were cut in July have left The University of Akron for good. “We’ve had a number of people who we’ve brought back because of bumping rights or [their] skill set...

General education prices slashed

'GenEd Core' pilot program, other initiatives discussed at Wednesday's Board of Trustees meeting
By Grant Morgan and Courtney Powell April 15, 2015

A cheaper general education program, a free college program for junior high and high school students, new Learning Communities, changes to the USG constitution—such topics were discussed at yesterday’s...

Update on name-change considerations

By Grant Morgan , News Editor April 1, 2015

A name can tell a lot about a university. Or can it? What is now known as The University of Akron began as Buchtel College in 1870. Buchtel College and its assets were transferred to the City of...

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