The Buchtelite

The Buchtelite is Hiring a Sports Writer

Winning Soccer Team

By Staff

August 30, 2017

The Buchtelite is seeking a student with a passion for sports to fill an open position on our paid writing team. The contributing sports writer will  work with Arts, Sports and Entertainment editor Erika Newcome to author regular sports features and news briefs for the publication. "I am looking...

State of the University: Incredibly Optimistic

Buchtel Hall.

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

August 28, 2017

In 2013, President Luis M. Proenza gave his final address to The University of Akron saying the “state of the University in 2013 is strong.” President Proenza’s successor, President Scarborough, quickly changed this perception. In 2015, over 200 people lost their jobs as part of many ongoing cu...

President Wilson Advises Students to Enjoy the Ride at New Student Convocation

President Wilson speaks to new students.

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

August 25, 2017

On Friday, Aug. 25, students along with faculty and alumni gathered in FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field to officially welcome The University of Akron’s incoming class. Attendees received a UA Zippy Pin as they entered the stadium. The ceremony opened with Willy Kollman, the director of Alumni Relation...

The Buchtelite Returns

President Wilson receives the first copy of The Buchtelite.

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

August 25, 2017

The Buchtelite, The University of Akron’s 128-year-old student run newspaper, is back with a new model after a semester-long hiatus. The new model includes a primarily online format with the exception of several special edition print editions. The first special print edition being this issue. The ...

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

Board of Trustees Chairman Jonathan Pavloff.

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...

Happy holidays from The Buchtelite

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

December 9, 2015

Tomorrow marks the last day of fall classes. After the weekend, finals will try to claim our sanity. But once finals are over, the much-anticipated winter break begins. Before we know it, spring semester will be upon us, and the college cycle will continue. And we’ll be here. We promise to do ou...

How many times must we ask for transparency?

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

December 3, 2015

Last Sunday the Akron Beacon Journal ran a full-page ad signed by seven of Akron’s prominent business executives, which exhorted readers to put faith in the changes at UA and “come together” to support it. Near the bottom of the ad in smaller letters read: “Paid for by the Friends of The U...

‘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...

Students as ‘customers’

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

November 11, 2015

  UA President Scott Scarborough recently appeared on the cover of the November issue of the Akron/Canton SmartBusiness magazine. A business magazine? Figures. But “smart” business? That’s questionable. Regardless, UA administrators have been far too fond of likening the Univ...

Defining ‘courage’ in light of UA’s plight

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

October 21, 2015

UA President Scott Scarborough’s penultimate slide from Tuesday’s “State of the University” address showed the stoic face of Theodore Roosevelt, one of American history’s most resilient men, along with a quotation of his about courage. “We must dare to be great; and we must realize tha...

Take survey on Buchtelite, win gift card

By Alexa Lago, Opinion Editor

March 4, 2014

After our rather abrupt hiatus at the beginning of the semester, many members of the student body might be shocked to come across this issue of The Buchtelite on stands. Due to many uncontrollable circumstances, we have been forced to take a break from publishing, missing out on what has proven to...

Where have all the letters gone?

October 16, 2012

Written by: Abigail Chaff Who doesn’t have an opinion about the Buchtelite? I’ve heard things like “It’s so boring” and “I never read the paper.” When I first told people I got the opinion editor position at this paper, I heard comments like “Great, maybe I’ll actually read it,” and ...

Where in the world…are the Buchtelite newsstands?

November 17, 2011

By: Molly Gase There are many newsstands on this campus that house our biweekly student newspaper, but where exactly are they? The Buchtelite is available to students in many of the buildings that they live in, eat in, and take class in. The newspaper is located at the front desks of Spanton, Honors...