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Make the Career Fair work for you

Make the Career Fair work for you

By Preston Davis , [email protected] September 15, 2016

  Want to hire into a field that aligns with your major or area of study? The University of Akron’s upcoming Career Fairs, all taking place in the Student Union, will put students in direct contact...

Clubs to watch out for 9-15-16

By Arden Palmquist , Arts & Life Editor September 15, 2016

Akronauts Rocket Design Team This club is a high-powered, sub-sonic group. The team designs, innovated, builds, and even launches experimental sounding rockets. Its most recent project was a rocket...

UA School of Law gets $100k from federal program

UA School of Law gets $100k from federal program

By Dylan Reynolds May 4, 2016

After receiving a $100,000 grant, The University of Akron School of Law is partnering with the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA) to help youths with criminal records find jobs and affordable...

President names new chief of staff

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor May 4, 2016

On Tuesday, May 3, University of Akron President Scott Scarborough appointed William Lyons as his interim chief of staff. Lyons has been a political science professor at UA since 1996, becoming director...

Students use crowdfunding to pay for research

By Dylan Reynolds May 2, 2016

Two innovative University of Akron graduate students recently decided to skip the typical methods of research funding, opting instead for a more modern approach: crowdfunding. The students, Angela M....

InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field. (Buchtelite file photo)

$2 million to attract new students

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...

Right after the Board meeting, Board Chair Jonathan Pavloff patiently listens to a student reading a letter describing her concerns at the University. Read what we have to say about this in our Staff Editorial.

Grateful for Pavloff’s consideration

By Buchtelite Editorial Board April 14, 2016

At the end of yesterday’s Board of Trustees meeting, Kelsey Watson, head of the Akron chapter of the Ohio Student Association, approached Board Chair Jonathan Pavloff with a three-page document in her...

Relay for Life took place in the UA Field House last weekend.

Survivors celebrated at Relay for Life event

By Kaitlin Erdman April 13, 2016

This past weekend, The University of Akron held its annual Relay for Life event in The Louis and Freda Stile Athletics Field House. This event is held to celebrate cancer survivors and remember those who...

Left to right: Chelsea Davis, Ashley Niznik, Justin Chapman and Julia Mallinak.

Students attend largest marketing competition

By Kaitlin Erdman April 11, 2016

This past weekend, The University of Akron’s Fisher Institute for Professional Selling sent four students to the largest sales competition in existence. The National Collegiate Sales competition...

Black Male Summit scheduled for this weekend

By Logan Lane , Copy Editor April 6, 2016

The University of Akron will host its 9th annual Black Male Summit this Friday and Saturday, focusing on how media affects black male identity. The two-day event features more than 60 panel discussions,...

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...

Who we’re voting for

By Buchtelite Editorial Board March 31, 2016

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) held a first-rate debate yesterday in which the characters, opinions and platforms of its presidential and vice presidential candidates were well illumined. Both...

UA to open first National Museum of Psychology

By Brooke Griffin , Writer March 16, 2016

The University of Akron plans on launching the first ever National Museum of Psychology in the spring of 2017. “The museum will be the first one of its kind in the world dedicated solely to telling...

Funds promised, but not budgeted

Funds promised, but not budgeted

Changing the rules for how professors get funds
By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor March 9, 2016

The University of Akron is making new rules for how professors can use their funding, which causes concerns for both UA’s budget, and UA’s faculty. Two types of funding have not been accounted...

UA graduate student Tom Guarino approaches asking questions to Vice President for Advancement Larry Burns, who turns back inside to return to the banquet.

Missed opportunity for reconciliation

By Buchtelite Editorial Board February 3, 2016

Correction: Palmisano was walking into the building, not out, when, after further clarification by demonstrator Ashley Bair, whom Palmisano's remark was directed toward, he said, "I have no confidence..."...

Protest scheduled for Wednesday’s Board of Trustees meeting

By Kristina Aiad-Toss , Photo Editor December 7, 2015

Undeterred, relentless, and ready to make their voices heard yet again—students from the Ohio Student Association (OSA) are holding another protest outside of the Board of Trustees meeting this Wednesday...

How many times must we ask for transparency?

By Buchtelite Editorial Board December 3, 2015

Last Sunday the Akron Beacon Journal ran a full-page ad signed by seven of Akron’s prominent business executives, which exhorted readers to put faith in the changes at UA and “come together” to support...

Seniors Destiny Huggins and Monica Langmeyer decorate their graduation caps.

Week of tribute for graduating seniors

By Sofia Syed , Arts & Life Editor April 29, 2015

This week, 2015 graduates will get the chance to commemorate their time spent at UA with Senior Week. This is the first year that UA has offered Senior Week—a week-long series of events that allows...

Brief history, big plans for Multicultural Center

By Kelly Unger , News Writer April 23, 2015

Since it was established in 2012, UA’s Multicultural Center has progressed steadily, organizing some of the most popular events on campus.   The Center has put on multiple programs this year,...

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

Lambda Chi Alpha pulls in donations for local philanthropy

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor 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...

Knight Foundation announces $250,000 grant

Following $120,000 to E.J., $20,000 for service-learning projects
By Spencer DeVeau , News Writer April 13, 2015

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is at it again. Last Wednesday, April 8, the Knight Foundation announced a $250,000 grant to The University of Akron. UA can use the grant for whatever...

Alternative Spring Break volunteers collected recycled oyster shells to help create a reef.

Forget relaxation, volunteer

Volunteers spend spring break in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina
By Spencer Skolnick , News Writer March 30, 2015

Some UA students used spring break as time away from school to volunteer with The University of Akron’s Alternative Spring Break.  For four days over spring break, 91 volunteers—UA students and...

Students draw pictures of life experiences at Mitzi Sinnott's Women's History Month event.

Mitzi Sinnott visits UA for Women’s History Month

By Sara Syed , News Writer March 11, 2015

Mitzi Sinnott is an award-winning actress and arts educator who has traveled all over the world—including South Africa and Europe—to perform her solo show: “Snapshot: a true story of love interrupted...

Open spot for student trustee position

By Ian Vanek , News Writer March 9, 2015

  Applications are now being accepted for a student trustee position on UA’s Board of Trustees. Student trustees hold critical positions at UA.   “The primary goals of a student trustee...

An argument for handwriting

By Grant Morgan , News Editor February 24, 2015

To hell with practicality. Good handwriting, or “chirography,” is a dying art. Its decline began when that first email was sent in the early ‘70s. Since, the art has regressed continuously, disappearing...

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