The Buchtelite

New GenEd Core off to rough start

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

April 18, 2016

In the original version of this article, it was incorrectly reported that 16 percent of fall 2015 students in a GenEd Core course decided not to take an additional GenEd Core course in the spring. In fact, 16 percent of these students did enroll in another GenEd Core course.  A recent University of Akron Fac...

The race to break down barriers of education

By Zaina Salem, Editor in Chief

April 18, 2016

A brand new 5k race, organized by DreamAKRON, is raising money in order to establish scholarships for high school students on May 7. The race is a community event that involves people from the Akron community and beyond to raise awareness of the high school students involved in the DreamAKRON progr...

Post-secondary madness

By Kortney Ferrell, Writer

April 18, 2016

If you have stepped foot in the Polsky building this semester, you may have noticed a large group of disruptive students. I have taken the initiative to politely confront various students to get a better understanding of why they cause a scene so often. I found out that they are post-secondary student...

Flexibility

By Melissa Lawrence, Student Writer

March 16, 2016

In today’s society, majority of college students are working while they are in college to help them pay for their schooling, or just to make some extra money. Usually wherever they are working, their place of employment attempts to work around the times they are in class, but what happens when their...

Vote to invest more in college education

By Collin Hayes, Student Writer

March 9, 2016

“…in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin Last Friday, the nonpartisan Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center (TPC) released a report detailing the effects of the tax plans proposed by the six major remaining candidates for president. Among...

UA must refund $4.1 million to students

UA must refund $4.1 million to students

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

March 2, 2016

The University of Akron will return $4.1 million to its students after the Ohio Department of Education discovered UA’s facilities fee was improperly raised during the summer. In its 2015 - 2016 budget, UA raised students’ facilities fee from $18.55 per credit hour (up to 12 credit hours) to ...

Board responds to calls for change

Board responds to calls for change

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

February 10, 2016

In the printed version of the article, UA Board of Trustees Chair Jonathan Pavloff is introduced only with his last name, and without reference of what position he holds at UA.    After the faculty senate’s near-unanimous vote of no confidence in President Scott Scarborough, and a more ...

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...

Naming the Honors College

Naming the Honors College

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

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 Institute."  After rebranding UA as “Ohio’s Polytechnic University” and adding the “Lebron J...

Free education in public domain

Free education in public domain

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

April 29, 2015

What does it mean for a book to be in the public domain? And what are you doing this summer? According to the fifth edition of Webster’s New World College Dictionary, public domain means “the condition of being free from copyright or patent and, hence, open to use by anyone.” Books in the public...

General education prices slashed

By Grant Morgan and Courtney Powell

April 15, 2015

A cheaper general education program, a free college program for junior high and high school students, new Learning Communities, changes to the USG constitution—such topics were discussed at yesterday’s Board of Trustees meeting. Ohio Governor John Kasich has been pushing universities to maker...

Black Male Summit

Black Male Summit

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer

April 13, 2015

UA hosted the eighth annual Black Male Summit last weekend, which sought to “improve and increase retention and graduation of African-American males in higher education,” according to the Summit’s webpage. This year’s event focused on the influences of media, culture and sports on black males’...

Art students prep for future

Art students prep for future

By Jennifer Ramolt, Arts & Life Writer

April 1, 2015

UA’s art department is introducing a new course called “The Boston Mills Experience.” This education crash course teaches students how to succeed in the artistic field. The course began with Associate Professor Sherry Simms, who oversaw a group of 12 students participating in the Boston Mills...

Kasich proposes changes for Ohio higher education system

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

February 11, 2015

Governor John Kasich’s recent budget proposal and executive order will change Ohio’s higher education system, and UA will not be excluded. On Tuesday, Feb. 10, Kasich signed an executive order to create a nine-member Task Force on Affordability and Efficiency. This group’s goal is to lower the...

Bierce participates in banned books week

Bierce participates in banned books week

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

September 23, 2014

This week, Bierce Library is participating in the nationwide event known as “Banned Books Week,” celebrating the novels that many schools and libraries ban from being on the shelves on any normal day. The university exhibit displays authors and their work, giving recognition to those who discuss...

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?

New Roo Weekend welcomes incoming freshmen

By Aubrey Barto, Video Editor

August 25, 2014

New Roo Weekend was attended by new students this weekend. The Buchtelite Online caught up with freshmen to talk about their experiences.

Scarborough appoints new positions

Scarborough appoints new positions

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

August 5, 2014

President Scarborough has taken no time in making changes around campus in his first couple months of taking office. He has taken the liberty of rearranging the people who answer directly to him, reducing the number from 20 to nine. “You can’t develop a relationship with 23 people giving 23 different...

UA honors Akron artist John Puglia

UA honors Akron artist John Puglia

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

July 29, 2014

John Puglia created works of art from the beauty of everything around him. Inspired by the sights of everyday life, Puglia shaped a successful career for himself and motivated others to do the same along the way. The Emily Davis Gallery in Folk Hall will honor the life and work of Akron artist and...

Stitzlein legacy lives on at UA

Stitzlein legacy lives on at UA

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

July 28, 2014

The 1870 Victorian-era home, known as the Stitzlein Alumni Center, no longer stands at the corner of Fir Hill and East Buchtel Avenue. Demolition for the building began July 11. The university took preparations for the leveling of the building prior to the demolition starting in the 2014 spring semester. The...

Scarborough tours UA

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

July 21, 2014

The Buchtelite followed President Scott Scarborough on his first day on campus, July 1. The tour included the new president walking with students to get a look at the campus he will be working on. This video has been edited for time purposes.

UA performs patriotic celebration

UA performs patriotic celebration

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

July 9, 2014

This year marks the 200th anniversary of our nation’s national anthem, along with the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. The University of Akron threw a celebration of America’s history with a concert of patriotic favorites by the Summer Symphonic Band. “Born again to each genera...

Shatterproof screens come out of UA

Shatterproof screens come out of UA

By Tyler Jordan, News Editor

July 2, 2014

Research in the Polymer building is making dreams reality with a new innovative attempt to create a shatterproof smartphone screen. Yu Zhu and a number of his colleagues published an academic paper titled, “A Tough and High-Performance Transparent Electrode from a Scalable and Transfer-Free Method.”...

Students decide USG election

Students decide USG election

By Tyler Jordan, News Editor

July 2, 2014

In the wake of the 2014 Spring Semester there were a large number of positions that were filled at The University of Akron for the 2014-2015 school year. The most publicized was the election of a new president for the university. However, Undergraduate Student Government elected a variety of officials...

University of Akron honors Jim Tressel

University of Akron honors Jim Tressel

By Tyler Jordan, News Editor

June 25, 2014

On May 27 the University of Akron honored the two-year service of Jim Tressel, the former Executive Vice President of Strategic Engagement, on the third floor of the Student Union. The ballroom was packed with Tressel’s friends and colleagues. Refreshments were shared as UA employees bid Tressel farewell....

Proenza’s last commencement speech

Proenza’s last commencement speech

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

June 23, 2014

After 115 commencement speeches in his career, President Luis Proenza gave his last one to the University of Akron law graduates of 2014. The 90th School of Law commencement was held Sunday May 18 at E.J Thomas Hall. To begin his speech, Proenza gave three books that influenced him: No Crueler...

Students react to presidential transition

Students react to presidential transition

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

June 23, 2014

The Buchtelite spoke with students from around The University of Akron's campus about their hopes and wishes for the university. Students express their views as the shift from President Luis Proenza and new president Scott Scarborough occurs.  ...

Proenza gives final advice

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

June 16, 2014

Outgoing UA President Luis Proenza sat down with The Buchtelite May 20. Proenza spoke about his hopes for incoming President Scott L. Scarborough. Proenza gave insight to his upcoming plans for his sabbatical and new plans for his return to UA. Proenza will be leaving his job of 15 years as the President...

UA plans next chapter with new president

UA plans next chapter with new president

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

June 16, 2014

The University of Akron’s search for the 16th president is over. May 8 ended the search when the Board of Trustees at the university elected Scott L. Scarborough to be UA's next president. Scarborough made his first appearance as the university’s next president in a public forum on May 12. ...

Steubenville: Rethinking rape

March 21, 2013

Kara Hemphill Ohio has been in the national spotlight recently, as a judge in juvenile court found two teenage football players delinquent, or guilty, in a case involving the rape of a 16-year-old West Virginia girl. The offense took place in Steubenville, a small town near the border of West Virginia...

It’s better with the lights off

March 21, 2013

Morgan Hummel The basement of Bulger Residence Hall consists of the shine from black lights and glow paint. Resident assistants stand before the packed room holding a bucket stuffed with anonymous questions submitted by residents, who wait patiently to hear them read aloud. On Tuesday, March 19, at 8:3...

UA receives first Excellence in Diversity Award

December 4, 2012

Written by: Marcus Nicholson This year, The University of Akron received its first Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, announced by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Events such as China Week and Rethinking Race played a factor in UA winning this award. Another factor was the Black Ma...

Proenza holds State of the University Address

November 13, 2012

Written by: Marcus Nicholson Dr. Louis Proenza, president of The University of Akron, held his 13th annual State of the University Address on Thursday. He spoke about new ideas for the university, what problems we’re facing, and the most beneficial way to go about the school year. “We have a strategic...

Cost of education important to students and candidates

November 6, 2012

Written by: Joe Zazo Some University of Akron students feel that education plays an important role in the upcoming presidential election, while others are not so sure what either candidate has to offer. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 49 percent of voters between the ages of 18 and 24 turned ou...

Students not the only ones being tested

October 23, 2012

Written by: Nicholas Nussen Something very disheartening happened the other day. In place of a routine quiz, my English professor handed out a very difficult essay question. Ordinarily, we students would groan, set our pens to paper, wait for inspiration to seize our limp wrists, and then, in a fine ...

You finally made it to college… Now what?

September 20, 2012

Written by: Blazine Howard You finally made it to college! Now what? You've just moved onto campus for your first semester of college, after spending $5,000 for room and board, about $450 on textbooks, and thousands more for tuition. You're far away from home, and you just realized that your new ro...

Ratemyprofessors.com doesn't pass the test

September 11, 2012

Written by: Nicholas Nussen The freshest of freshmen are scarcely aware of what course enrollment really means. Enrolling holds the possibility that behind each seemingly innocuous course description there may lurk an unsuspected monster: a bad teacher. Luckily, I have had the misfortune of encountering ...

College or no college?

September 5, 2012

Written by: Ranier Alexander “A college education… Do I need one?” “College will be the best years of your life.” “Without a proper education, you will not succeed!” “College would just be a waste of time for me.” “I have to go to college or my mom’s going to kill me.” These are...

Tressel inspires UA to dream big

September 5, 2012

Written by: Heather Beyer In 1977, Jim Tressel walked the campus of The University of Akron as a master’s student pursuing a degree in education. Thirty-five years later, Tressel has returned to The University of Akron — the birthplace of his teaching and coaching career — but is now wearing a...