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Founder, a director resign; EXL continues

Students talk with EXL staff about their ideas in Beirce Library.
September 21, 2016

Ian Schwarber, the resource director at UA’s year-old Experiential Learning Center (EXL), announced his resignation from that position on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Schwarber’s last day is on Oct. 21,...

President names new chief of staff

May 4, 2016

On Tuesday, May 3, University of Akron President Scott Scarborough appointed William Lyons as his interim chief of staff. Lyons has been a political science professor at UA since 1996, becoming director...

‘Unclass’ unanounced

May 2, 2016

If you are looking for a change of pace from the typical classroom setting, UA’s newest “Unclass” might be just what you need. Next semester, The University of Akron will be offering Reinventing...

Akron group wants to change election coverage

April 27, 2016

With $174,990 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute is collaborating with the Jefferson Center and the Akron Beacon Journal to help newsrooms...

$2 million to attract new students

InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field. (Buchtelite file photo)
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...

‘Project Calendar’ concept wins 24-hour hackathon

Judges at the EXL 24-hour
April 18, 2016

While thousands of UA students went through their typical Friday evening routine last weekend, 24 were brainstorming venture projects that could positively impact the city of Akron. These students were...

Black Male Summit empowers young men

April 11, 2016

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...

24-hour Hackathon planned for Bierce Library

April 6, 2016

Registration is currently open for the EXL Center’s first hackathon, set begin Friday, April 15, and continue until Saturday. The event, which will take place in Bierce Library, is formally known as...

Students plan historical exhibition

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....

UA to open first National Museum of Psychology

March 16, 2016

The University of Akron plans on launching the first ever National Museum of Psychology in the spring of 2017. “The museum will be the first one of its kind in the world dedicated solely to telling...

Schedule an ‘un-class’ with EXL

John Zogby, renowned political pollster, spoke at an event last week as part of EXL's Launch Week.
March 9, 2016

In the print version of this article, Ian Schwarber was incorrectly quoted as writing "best rest assured," when really he wrote "but rest assured."   After a successful opening week, UA’s new Experiential...

UA must refund $4.1 million to students

UA must refund $4.1 million to students
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,...

EXL Launch Week day one: introductions, millennials

John Zogby, David Cohen, James Holland, and Cyndra Miller participate in the panel
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...

EXL Launch Week

Career/EXL in the Student Union, along with Create/EXL in Bierce Library, start operations later this week, after more than nine months of preparation and construction.
February 29, 2016

The EXL Center, a new initiative at The University of Akron led by Priceline.com co-founder Jeff Hoffman, will launch this week with a series of events from Wednesday through Friday. “We’ve been...

Lab accident sends student to hospital

September 21, 2015

An explosion sent one student to Akron General Medical Center last Tuesday evening. The explosion occurred in the lab of Judit E. Puskas, located in the Akron Engineering Research Center. During...

The university’s plan for Multicultural Center

September 16, 2015

Edit: The positions held by Elisha Swanson and John Turner were eliminated during layoffs reported earlier this summer. Both will continue at The University of Akron until January 27, 2016. UA’s Multicultural...

Brief history, big plans for Multicultural Center

April 22, 2015

Since it was established in 2012, UA’s Multicultural Center has progressed steadily, organizing some of the most popular events on campus.   The Center has put on multiple programs this year,...

Knight Foundation funds free tickets

February 9, 2015

There is an old venue using new means to promote art and culture near downtown Akron. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation recently awarded EJ Thomas Hall with $120,000. This money will be used...

On-campus workshops aid in student success

September 18, 2014

  The University of Akron Counseling Center The Counseling and Testing Center is offering several workshops this week to help students deal with the challenges that comes with college life. The...

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