The Buchtelite

Founder, a director resign; EXL continues

Students talk with EXL staff about their ideas in Beirce Library.

By Benjamin Holda, bjh115@zips.uakron.edu

September 21, 2016

Ian Schwarber, the resource director at UA’s year-old Experiential Learning Center (EXL), announced his resignation from that position on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Schwarber’s last day is on Oct. 21, but, as stated in a letter sent to interim President Matthew Wilson, he will “continue to assist or ...

‘Unclass’ unanounced

By Kaitlin Erdman

May 2, 2016

If you are looking for a change of pace from the typical classroom setting, UA’s newest “Unclass” might be just what you need. Next semester, The University of Akron will be offering Reinventing Place, a course designed to break down barriers between academic disciplines and develop new ideas...

$2 million to attract new students

InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field. (Buchtelite file photo)

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

April 25, 2016

The University of Akron administration budgeted $3 million for marketing during the 2015-2016 school year. Approved by the Board of Trustees in June 2015, the annual budget of $480 million included a $1,075,000 allocation for marketing, unchanged from the 2014-2015 budget. This funding encompa...

‘Project Calendar’ concept wins 24-hour hackathon

Judges at the EXL 24-hour

By Dylan Reynolds, News Writer

April 19, 2016

While thousands of UA students went through their typical Friday evening routine last weekend, 24 were brainstorming venture projects that could positively impact the city of Akron. These students were participating in the Failsafe 24-Hour Hackathon, which was put on by the EXL Center in Bierce Librar...

24-hour Hackathon planned for Bierce Library

By Dylan Reynolds

April 6, 2016

Registration is currently open for the EXL Center’s first hackathon, set begin Friday, April 15, and continue until Saturday. The event, which will take place in Bierce Library, is formally known as the “FAIL SAFE 24-hour Hackathon.” A hackathon is a collaborative event between computer programmer...

Schedule an ‘un-class’ with EXL

John Zogby, renowned political pollster, spoke at an event last week as part of EXL's Launch Week.

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

March 9, 2016

In the print version of this article, Ian Schwarber was incorrectly quoted as writing "best rest assured," when really he wrote "but rest assured."   After a successful opening week, UA’s new Experiential Learning [EXL] Center is taking submissions for its next initiative, the “un-class.” ...

EXL Launch Week day one: introductions, millennials

John Zogby, David Cohen, James Holland, and Cyndra Miller participate in the panel

By Zaina Salem, Grant Morgan, and Dylan Reynolds

March 2, 2016

“The notion that you have to pick between what you love and paying the bills is absurd,” said Jeff Hoffman, co-founder of Priceline and founding director of The University of Akron’s new EXL Center. A series of events to launch the EXL Center — short for Experiential Learning Center for E...

EXL Launch Week

Career/EXL in the Student Union, along with Create/EXL in Bierce Library, start operations later this week, after more than nine months of preparation and construction.

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

February 29, 2016

The EXL Center, a new initiative at The University of Akron led by Priceline.com co-founder Jeff Hoffman, will launch this week with a series of events from Wednesday through Friday. “We’ve been building to this for nine months,” said Ian Schwarber, EXL’s resource director, “and this is the only...

Career Services amid Career Fairs

More than 300 employers and 1,600 students came to the Student Union during two Career Fairs on Tuesday and Wednesday.

By Dylan Reynolds

February 24, 2016

This year’s engineering and general career fairs were planned in part by Career Services, the new name of what was formerly the Career Center, which is transitioning into a division of The University of Akron’s new EXL center. A previous Buchtelite article misstated that the EXL center was replacin...