The Buchtelite

UofA celebrates Diversity

By Kelcie Erbse,

September 21, 2016

Students all over campus came together yesterday for Diversity Fest at the Student Union Piano Lounge to learn about student organization on campus that promote diversity. This event allows each club to educate students on who and what they are in hope to recruit new members. The event was put on by Harwinder Nagra, the...

New interim chief diversity officer

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

April 27, 2016

The University of Akron has appointed Carl Wallace as its interim chief diversity officer, a press release announced yesterday, April 27. UA’s chief diversity officer directs outreach programs for minority students and promotes cultural awareness on campus. Wallace, a pastor and community leader, ...

The coddling of the student mind

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

March 28, 2016

A movement has risen among America’s universities to clean campuses of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense. In September 2015, Greg Lukianoff, president of The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, and Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist and professor...

Experiencing diversity abroad

Experiencing diversity abroad

By Wesley Harrington, Student Writer

February 10, 2016

My name is Wesley Harrington and I am a graduating senior here at The University of Akron. I had the opportunity to study abroad in London, England, in the fall of 2014 at Richmond University. The campus is located in the borough of Kensington, which is on the west side of the city. During my five mon...

Why cultural diversity matters in college

Why cultural diversity matters in college

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

February 3, 2016

Throughout the month of February, students here at The University of Akron are encouraged to join in and celebrate Black History Month. It is a time of the year where the student body and surrounding communities are educated on the knowledge, pride, understanding, and empowerment of the African-Amer...

Students dive into diversity

Students were blindfolded and asked questions in order to get to known each other.

By Sara Syed, Writer

September 14, 2015

More than 60 students attended UA student organization Wanderlust’s Dive into Diversity Night on Sept. 9, in the Student Union Ballroom.   The intention of the event was to provide students with an eye-opening experience that would help them realize that everyone is more alike than different, reg...

Award to be given to UA community

By Courtney Powell, Arts & Life Writer

February 18, 2015

The Life Awards are held annually to honor faculty, students, and student organizations that embody the LIFE values: legacy, integrity, fellowship, and excellence. There are 28 individual awards that anyone on campus can apply for. The large number of awards given is to ensure diversity—ensure that...

Rethinking Race: A Chinese perspective

Rethinking Race: A Chinese perspective

By Dianna Lu, Writer

February 4, 2015

February is the official month of Rethinking Race: Black, White and Beyond. This month, experience and share a wide variety of different perspectives by participating in an array of activities ranging from films, speakers, and live performances. There is also set up discussions called Face-2-Face...

UA honored for diversity

Diversity is one of UA's strongest characteristics.

By Grant Morgan, Writer

September 24, 2014

For the third year in a row, The University of Akron has been honored with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award by INSIGHT into Diversity Magazine. The award results from UA’s inclusiveness of all races, backgrounds, genders and statuses. Only 83 out of over 4,000 U.S. institutes of...

Word on the Street

September 19, 2014

The University of Akron welcomes 16th President Scott Scarborough with an inauguration ceremony Friday, Sept. 19. The Buchtelite captures students thoughts on what changes they would make as a university president?

Zips celebrate Diversity Week

A student practicing his cricket swing.

By Grant Morgan, Writer

September 18, 2014

The University of Akron’s 13th annual Diversity Week, hosted by The Department of Student Life, is hosting five days of activities, entertainment, and interaction among students of different cultures. It will last from September 15 to September 19. “The goal of Diversity Week is to give increased...

World Cup brings diversity to UA

World Cup brings diversity to UA

By Tyler Jordan, Writer

July 22, 2014

The theatre in the Student Union was packed on June 12th as the Iranian and Nigerian national teams faced off in the World Cup. The University of Akron is a melting pot of students with different nationalities and backgrounds. The university is attended by distinguishable populations of people of ...

Celebrating faiths across UA

Celebrating faiths across UA

April 2, 2013

Rachel Brown Living in a predominantly Christian nation, we sometimes forget that not everyone associates the fall of snow with Christmas, or the coming of spring with fish on Fridays. As young adults, college is a great time to explore different religions, as we are exposed to people with different u...

Accepting diversity

Accepting diversity

February 26, 2013

Victoria Teresko Imagine being a blind student at The University of Akron and needing accessibility to reach certain areas on campus. However, you have a problem: You can’t bring your dog on campus. Helping students with disabilities is just one of the many issues that Lee Gill includes in his work to p...

A look at diversity and Akron athletics

February 14, 2013

Todd Christenson The Rubber Bowl and Memorial Hall were the two places where everyone gathered to see Ron Tyson play football or Don Williams play basketball. The feeling was electric inside the football stadium starting in the early ’60s. Torrential downpours or a blizzard could not keep the stu...

Roommates experience diversity in residence halls

Roommates experience diversity in residence halls

February 12, 2013

Justen McMahan Making living arrangements can be a daunting task for incoming freshmen. There is an uncertainty about being away from home for the first time, whether the student will be able to make friends, and ultimately, learning how to adapt to living with a roommate. If students choose to live in one of the many on-campus residence halls, they c...

Celebrating Diversity at The University of Akron

September 20, 2012

Written by: Gabrielle Glandorf The fall 2012 enrollment at The University of Akron includes students of Native American, Hispanic, Asian and other ethnic groups. There are also many religious groups on campus, as well as ones that represent different sexual orientations. These differences in the student ...

Akron is a place of diversity

September 29, 2011

By: Jaclyn Wloszek Sitting in the University of Akron’s library, you can see every single walk of life. It’s amazing how many types of people go here. The whole spectrum of life is covered on Akron’s campus, where every single style and way of life imaginable is on display. I never thought mu...