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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.

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

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 up to host an afternoon of all things Shakespeare and his works, which included two presentations...

Tragic tales of injustice

By Dylan Reynolds, Writer

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,” featured four speakers who have firsthand experience with the issue. A modest crowd attended the noontime discuss...

Remembering Zakareia Husein

Husein was shot and killed Monday night, Dec. 7.

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

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 Pizza on Glenwood Avenue. Surveillance cameras show Husein handing money to the masked robber, but the robber...

Counseling Center helps students cope with loss

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

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 Nov. 9. to help students. Graduate assistant Charity Smith and psychology intern Amber Sylvan pre...

Dia de los Muertos lives on

Iconic skull used in celebrating the Latino holiday Day of the Dead.

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

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 celebration begins with a festival including food, drinks, parties and activities the dead enjoyed....

14th UA president dies at 81

Dr. Ruebel Marion served as UA's president from 1996-1999.

By William Singer, News Editor

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. He joined UA in 1970 as an assistant professor of secondary education. Dr. Ruebel retired from UA...

Akron professor celebrates nine years of life after death

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: stretching poses followed by jumping jacks to loosen up their muscles. “Ichi. Ni. San. Shi...

This is the last text I received before …

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 to use any wireless communication device while driving; not even to make a phone call or change t...