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The Sweet Swan of Avon; alive on the day of his death

This 384-year-old book, UA archives' original copy of Shakespeare's second folio, was displayed at last Friday's event celebrating the playwright's life and work.
April 25, 2016

William Shakespeare was quite alive last week when The University of Akron celebrated the 400th anniversary of his death. Last Friday, April 22, UA’s English and Archival Services departments teamed...

Tragic tales of injustice

February 3, 2016

Professor Marge Koosed of the UA School of Law hosted a panel to discuss race and the death penalty this past Tuesday.  The event, titled “The Death Lottery: How Race Impacts the Ohio Death Penalty,”...

Remembering Zakareia Husein

Husein was shot and killed Monday night, Dec. 7.
December 9, 2015

A University of Akron student was shot to death around 11 p.m. on Monday when a robber gunned him down at a pizza parlor in Akron. Zakareia Husein, 21, was working at his family-owned New York Style...

Counseling Center helps students cope with loss

November 12, 2015

Death and loss of a loved one is a tragic experience that one may not know how to fully deal with. The University of Akron Testing and Counseling Center presented a “Coping with Grief” workshop on...

Dia de los Muertos lives on

Iconic skull used in celebrating the Latino holiday Day of the Dead.
November 5, 2014

Dia de los Muertos, also known as the Day of the Dead, is a celebration of the deceased marked throughout Latin America. The tradition originated from Mexico has been celebrated for over 3,000 years. The...

14th UA president dies at 81

Dr. Ruebel Marion served as UA's president from 1996-1999.
September 29, 2014

Dr. Marion A. Ruebel, The University of Akron’s 14th president, died Sunday, Sept. 28 at the age of 81. Ruebel served as UA’s President from 1996 to 1999. Dr. Ruebel is a native of Manson, Iowa....

Akron professor celebrates nine years of life after death

April 2, 2013

Sarah Burdette 9:30 a.m. Saturday Class assembles as it normally does. Students young and old enter through the doorway, heading to their rightful places in class. The instructor starts warm ups as usual:...

This is the last text I received before …

March 5, 2013

Abigail Chaff By now, everyone has heard about the new law that bans texting while driving. The bill became effective on Friday, March 1. Under the current law, no person under the age of 18 is allowed...

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