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Campus Cupboard Provides Assistance for Students Facing Food Insecurity

The Jean Hower Taber Student Union “grab-and-go” location.
Four locations on campus provide students with access to non-perishable food and hygiene items.
March 13, 2020

According to a survey from The Hope Center for College, Community and Justice, 45% of 86,000 college students described themselves as “food insecure.” ZipAssist is helping students at The University...

Fundraiser for Haitians; every ‘penne’ counts

Fundraiser for Haitians; every 'penne' counts
April 20, 2016

Enjoy spaghetti and support a good cause on Monday, April 25. The second annual Spaghetti Dinner, hosted by Zips for Haiti, is raising funds to bring Haitian students to The University of Akron. Money...

UA’s Next Top Pizza

3 Guys Pizza employee showcases winning pizza besides students Ryan Harty (left) and Matthew Yoder (right)
February 22, 2016

Over 90 students voted to decide The University of Akron’s Next Top Pizza at a fundraiser event on Feb. 18. The $1,000 raised will be donated to the Akron Canton Food Bank. UA’s Interfraternity...

UAPD teams up with athletic department for local food bank

UAPD teams up with athletic department for local food bank
December 9, 2015

The University of Akron Police Department teamed up with the athletic department to help the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend home football and basketball...

Help Akron Hope deliver holiday cheer

Help Akron Hope deliver holiday cheer
December 9, 2015

This time of year is considered to be the most giving season of all. UA students, faculty, and staff have the chance to brighten the day of students who attend Helen Arnold Community Learning Center by...

Zips for St. Jude raises $1,075

John Messina is slimed during the event by Zac Steiner.
December 7, 2015

"Can you show everyone how big our whisk is?" Zips for St. Jude President Paige Schertzinger said as Zac Steiner, assistant director of Off Campus Student Services, brandished a two-and-a-half foot long...

Burns on branding, donors, education

John Buchtel's statue looms in front of Buchtel Hall, where Larry Burns' office is located.
November 2, 2015

On Friday, Oct. 30, UA Vice President of Advancement Lawrence “Larry” Burns was interviewed about the naming of the Honors College. After discussing details, Burns gave further comments on the University...

Naming the Honors College

A student walking into the Honors College.
October 28, 2015

In the Oct. 29 printed version of this article, UA's rebranding was incorrectly written as "Ohio's Polytechnic Institute." The rebranding is to "Ohio's Polytechnic University," not "Ohio's Polytechnic...

Lambda Chi Alpha pulls in donations for local philanthropy

Lambda Chi Alpha brothers pull Delta Gamma sisters down Market Street during the five-mile annual bathtub pull.
April 21, 2015

The 45th annual Ball Tub Pull was held by the men of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and the women of Delta Gamma sorority on April 18. It started at the Lambda Chi Alpha house at 94 Fir Hill and ended at...

Zips Pantry provides students with essentials

April 9, 2015

The Zips Assistance Pantry returned this semester to help UA students by supplying them with basic essentials. The pantry was held in Polsky room 483 on April 8. The pantry is sponsored by the University...

Running for a chance to win the battle

April 8, 2015

Whether directly or indirectly, cancer affects the lives of everyone. From Saturday, April 11 at 7 p.m. to Sunday, April 12 at 3 a.m., UA is hosting Relay for Life to celebrate those who have won their...

Library offers more than books

Libraries around campus are accepting nonperishable goods for library fines.
March 16, 2015

Campus libraries offer an alternative to paying cash for late fines that also benefits the Akron-Canton Food Bank, with food as an accepted form of payment. Through Sunday, April 5, the university accepts...

A week of awareness on deprivation

Statistics show the poverty in America.
November 17, 2014

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is in full swing at The University of Akron with a week full of events to learn, give back and gain from. The week of activities begins Nov.16 through Nov. 22.,...

Giving more than thanks this holiday season

Students help during Hunger and Homelessness week by donating toiletries.
November 17, 2014

Give something more this holiday season. The UA community has the opportunity to give back with the Hope Tote donation drive, a toiletry drive in knowledge for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week November...

UA Students named man and woman of the year

March 22, 2012

Written by: Amy Nelson The Greek community at The University of Akron has been working for the past year to achieve high standards, increase community service hours and donation dollars and improve leadership...

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