The Buchtelite

Grateful for Pavloff’s consideration

Right after the Board meeting, Board Chair Jonathan Pavloff patiently listens to a student reading a letter describing her concerns at the University. Read what we have to say about this in our Staff Editorial.

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

April 14, 2016

At the end of yesterday’s Board of Trustees meeting, Kelsey Watson, head of the Akron chapter of the Ohio Student Association, approached Board Chair Jonathan Pavloff with a three-page document in her hand. It was a letter, addressed to “Mr. Pavloff and the Board of Trustees,” containing g...

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 Akron in 1913, when its name changed to the Municipal University of Akron. Then, in 1967, the Municipal...