The Buchtelite

New GenEd Core off to rough start

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...

The race to break down barriers of education

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...

Post-secondary madness

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...

Flexibility

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...

Vote to invest more in college education

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...

UA must refund $4.1 million to students

UA must refund $4.1 million to students
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,...

Board responds to calls for change

Ashley Bair silently protests by holding up the Akron Beacon Journal
Trustees meet amid calls for change in leadership, votes of no confidence, ad campaigns
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...

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...

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...

Free education in public domain

Free education in public domain
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...

General education prices slashed

'GenEd Core' pilot program, other initiatives discussed at Wednesday's Board of Trustees meeting
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...

Black Male Summit

The audience gave Michael Dyson a standing ovation at the conclusion of his speech about the stereotyping of black males.
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...

Art students prep for future

Art students prep for future
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...

Kasich proposes changes for Ohio higher education system

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...

Bierce participates in banned books week

Bierce participates in banned books week
UA's main library celebrates restricted authors and novels.
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...

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...

New Roo Weekend welcomes incoming freshmen

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

President Scott Scarborough
President Scarborough takes action within his first 100 days.
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...

UA honors Akron artist John Puglia

UA honors alumnus John Puglia with the exhibit titled Never Not Working: The Art and Influence of John Puglia.
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...

Stitzlein legacy lives on at UA

The Alumni Association building known as The Stitzlein stands no longer.
The Alumni Association moved to InfoCision the Spring before demolition.
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...

Scarborough tours UA

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...

UA performs patriotic celebration

Robert Jorgensen as he turned to the crowd during
Guzzetta Hall hosts a symphonic concert for America's historic anniversaries.
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...

Shatterproof screens come out of UA

Transparent shatterproof touchscreen's created out of UA for the world to enjoy.
The screens that will save smartphones.
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,...

Students decide USG election

Chelsi King and Rachel Bodenschatz showing excitement for the up and coming year.
USG president and vice president have been sworn into office.
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...

University of Akron honors Jim Tressel

Jim Tressel and Zippy pose for a picture at Tressel's farewell reception.
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...

Proenza’s last commencement speech

President Proenza stands before loved ones to give his last speech to law graduates.
President congratulates the 2014 School of Law graduation at UA.
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...

Students react to presidential transition

Amy Baird sits and enjoys the nice day as she studies for summer classes.
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...

Proenza gives final advice

Current president sits down to share heartwarming thoughts.
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...

UA plans next chapter with new president

Incoming President Scott Scarborough addresses a public forum on campus May 12, 2014.
Zips student body jumps in a new direction
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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