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Mentor Reese March with his Family Foundation mentees.

Akron students to take first ride on record-breaking coaster at Cedar Point

By Samantha Hickey, Assistant Online Editor May 2, 2016

A lucky group of students from The University of Akron will get to experience the very first ride on Cedar Point’s new record-breaking roller coaster thanks to the LeBron James Family Foundation. On...

Akron group wants to change election coverage

By Dylan Reynolds April 27, 2016

With $174,990 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute is collaborating with the Jefferson Center and the Akron Beacon Journal to help newsrooms...

President Scarborough will fill seven administrative positions for next fall semester.

Scarborough looks to round out his team

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor April 25, 2016

“There’s still a few more pieces of the puzzle that I have left to place,” said University of Akron President Scott Scarborough regarding the seven vacant positions on his management team for next...

Students, alumni, faculty, and staff gathered to watch the competitors create frozen masterpieces during this year's Ice Fest.

Ice Fest 2016

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor January 27, 2016

As signs of winter have begun appearing on campus, the annual Ice Fest returned to the University of Akron. Students, alumni, faculty and staff gathered at Buchtel Commons on Tuesday to watch as competitors...

A student walking into 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...

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...

More support from Knight Foundation

By Sara Syed , News Writer February 18, 2015

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is supporting The University of Akron with its newest $20,000 grant for service-learning projects and other initiatives in the Akron area. One of the goals...

Knight Foundation funds free tickets

By Grant Morgan , Arts & Life Editor February 9, 2015

There is an old venue using new means to promote art and culture near downtown Akron. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation recently awarded EJ Thomas Hall with $120,000. This money will be used...

I-Corps to help realize new ideas

By Marissa Gross , Arts & Life Writer February 9, 2015

Since the fall of 2013, UA has been participating in the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps Program (I-Corps), designed to aid young, aspiring inventors and entrepreneurs in bringing their...

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