The Buchtelite

Several offices for members of the administration reside on campus in Buchtel Hall.

Deadline for Switch to Credit/No Credit Grading Option is May 3

As UA moves all classes online, students can opt for the credit/no credit option in place of a letter grade.
By Kaitee Horstmann and Megan Parker April 13, 2020

As part of the transition to online learning for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, The University of Akron is offering expanded credit/no credit grading options for students. On March 16, President...

Aisles that normally house non-perishable foods and other supplies are nearly empty after shoppers engage in “panic buying” due to COVID-19.

Editorial: Thank a Retail Worker During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A lack of manpower and large crowds are making it difficult to keep products on the shelves at major stores.
By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor March 17, 2020

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused major changes to the American workforce. Many businesses have employees working from home and teachers are preparing to teach in an online format. Workers...

Additional information on actions taken by The University of Akron can be found online.

Several Changes to Campus Operations Announced in Response to Evolving COVID-19 Situation

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief March 17, 2020

In response to estimates that cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) will peak in late April or early May, The University of Akron President Gary L. Miller announced several key decisions impacting...

Transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first U.S. case of COVID-19, formerly known as 2019-nCoV.

First Instance of COVID-19 Community Spread Confirmed in Stark County

This announcement comes only hours after the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global pandemic.
By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief March 11, 2020

One person is in isolation at Mercy Medical Center in Canton after testing positive for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of cases in Ohio to four. This is the first confirmed...

The Centers for Disease Control created this image to show the structure of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

UA Suspends All Instruction Through March 29 in Response to Coronavirus

All instruction will move to an online format after spring break on March 30.
By Megan Parker and Kaitee Horstmann March 10, 2020

In response to recommendations from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, The University of Akron Present Gary L. Miller announced that all face-to-face instruction has been suspended and will begin again in an online...

Dr. Amy Acton (left) and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine during a previous press conference.

Three Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus in Cuyahoga County, Ohio

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2020

Three confirmed cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) were announced on March 9, 2020 by Gov. Mike DeWine, just two days after testing for the virus became available in Ohio. Gov. DeWine first...

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Question: Are You Concerned About the Coronavirus? Why or Why Not?

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor February 13, 2020

Kamari Davis, Senior, Psychology “I am actually concerned about the coronavirus, because I don’t really know what it is. I just want to be protected. I don’t want to get any unknown viruses.” Stacia...

The Centers for Disease Control created this image to show the structure of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

University Travel Restrictions Implemented Due to Coronavirus Despite No Cases in Ohio

Although there are no COVID-19 cases in Ohio, The University of Akron implemented travel restrictions due to nationwide travel warnings.
By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief February 12, 2020

On Jan. 31, students at The University of Akron received an announcement through Zipmail with an update on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and new travel restrictions being enforced in the United...

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