The Buchtelite

Campus Cupboard Provides Assistance for Students Facing Food Insecurity

The Jean Hower Taber Student Union “grab-and-go” location.

By Elizabeth Heckler, Social Media Editor

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 of Akron facing food insecurity through its Campus Cupboard initiative. This program unofficially be...

Student food insecurity; budget problems delay research

Student food insecurity; budget problems delay research

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor

November 23, 2015

What started as a three-semester long honors project has turned into a research project delayed by  budget challenges for UA non-traditional student Tannya Forcone. Forcone began her studies in the 2015 spring semester in her field methods class, a course geared towards experiential learning, wh...