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UofA celebrates Diversity

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...

New interim chief diversity officer

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...

The coddling of the student mind

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...

Experiencing diversity abroad

Experiencing diversity abroad
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...

Why cultural diversity matters in college

Why cultural diversity matters in college
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...

Students dive into diversity

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

Award to be given to UA community

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...

Rethinking Race: A Chinese perspective

Rethinking Race: A Chinese perspective
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...

UA honored for diversity

Diversity is one of UA's strongest characteristics.
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...

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...

Zips celebrate Diversity Week

A student practicing his cricket swing.
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....

World Cup brings diversity to UA

World Cup brings diversity to UA
Students gathered in the Student Union to show their team spirit.
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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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