The Buchtelite

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

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

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 in restaurants, bars, movie theaters, gyms and other social gathering places are facing financial uncertainty as their places of employment close down. Retail is one of the few industries that has not y...

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

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 campus operations. These key decisions come only one week after Ohio’s first confirmed cases of COV...

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

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

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 case of community spread as the patient, a 53-year-old male, did not travel outside of the ...

UA Suspends All Instruction Through March 29 in Response to Coronavirus

UA Suspends All Instruction Through March 29 in Response to Coronavirus

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 format on March 30. Several Ohio universities have started transitioning to full online instruction since the announcement of three confi...

Three Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus in Cuyahoga County, Ohio

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 made the announcement of the three confirmed COVID-19 cases via Twitter, where he also declared a ...

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

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 Miller, Senior, Psychology “Somewhat, just because of the way it’s being portrayed on social media...

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

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

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 States.  In the announcement, Dr. Joe Urgo, Executive Vice President and Provost, as well as Lisa Ritenour, Director of Student Health Services, said UA will be temporarily restricting University-sponsored travel to Ch...