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Interim President Wilson talks to students during the Town Hall meeting at Starbucks on Sept. 7.

Coffee and chat with the president

By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief September 7, 2016

Around lunchtime yesterday, University of Akron interim President Matthew Wilson came to the Student Union Starbucks Lounge to introduce himself to students and answer their questions in an informal, town-hall-type...

President Scarborough gestures in a speech to the Undergraduate Student Government on April 7.

Grad students unsatisfied with leadership

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor May 4, 2016

University of Akron graduate students are not confident in President Scott Scarborough’s leadership, new survey results say. The Graduate Student Government (GSG) sent out the survey to 4,019 graduate...

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...

Bodenschatz, Galehouse win USG presidential election

Bodenschatz, Galehouse win USG presidential election

President Scarborough answers questions at same senate meeting
By Logan Lane , Copy Editor April 11, 2016

Megan Bodenschatz has won the the 2016-2017 Undergraduate Student Government presidential election, USG announced at its weekly senate meeting last Thursday, April 7. Bodenschatz and her vice president...

Choose your leadership

Choose your leadership

By Logan Lane and Grant Morgan March 31, 2016

UA’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is now holding elections for next year’s president, vice president, and senate members. If you are an undergraduate, you should have received an email this...

USG should take action after survey

By Buchtelite Editorial Board March 17, 2016

Several weeks ago, at a time when tension ran high on campus after the Faculty Senate’s overwhelming no-confidence vote in President Scott Scarborough, UA’s Undergraduate Student Government issued...

A voice to be heard

By Youngbin Jeong , Student Writer March 16, 2016

Many people, especially younger generations, are discouraged by politics and voting due to negative publicity and information from news and peers. Many students show an expression of discontent about politicians...

All it takes is a vote

All it takes is a vote

By Zachary Jones, Student Writer March 2, 2016

Election season is easily one of the most turbulent occasions that America experiences. Rarely are people as divisive, and adults as petty as when their favored candidate squares off against the opposing...

USG seeks student attitudes toward UA leadership

By Nick Peterman, News Writer February 17, 2016

At the Undergraduate Student Government senate meeting on Feb. 11, USG President Taylor Swift announced plans to issue a campus-wide survey to all students in order to gather student sentiment toward campus...

Graduate assistantships on chopping block

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor November 16, 2015

  The headline of the print version of this article incorrectly implied that graduate assistantships will be cut; however, the elimination of some, not all, graduate assistantships is not assured,...

UA Vice President of Advancement Larry Burns and new Director of Athletics Lawrence Williams addressed questions from students during USGs Town Hall meeting yesterday.

Burns, Williams featured in third Town Hall meeting

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor November 16, 2015

At the third meeting in the Undergraduate Student Government’s Town Hall series, students picked up the microphone to hurl questions — directly, this time — at UA Vice President of Advancement Larry...

Messina addresses USG senate

By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor October 12, 2015

A special guest came to last week’s Undergraduate Student Government senate meeting to talk about, and perhaps clarify, recent changes at The University of Akron. The guest was John Messina, associate...

Town Hall meeting leaves something to be desired

By Buchtelite Editorial Board October 7, 2015

Monday’s USG Town Hall meeting with Scott Scarborough held great promises, but left something to be desired. The idea of a town hall meeting carries a strong connotation of intimacy: guests openly...

USG adds 16 members, fills every position

By Michelle DeShon , News Writer September 30, 2015

“In the four years I’ve been here, I’ve never seen the room this full,” said USG President Taylor Swift while addressing the audience at last week's student government senate meeting. Sixteen...

Seal of The University of Akron in front of Buchtel Hall.

President says name won’t change

By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor September 16, 2015

In the print version of this article, UA Student Trustee Darnell Davis' name is incorrectly written as Darnell Wilson. The Buchtelite acknowledges this mistake.  “There are no plans to change the...

USG seeks transparency with Town Hall series

USG seeks transparency with ‘Town Hall’ series

Starts forum to connect students to administrators, explain recent changes
By Logan Lane, Copy Editor September 14, 2015

Last Thursday, Sept. 10, UA’s Undergraduate Student Government gathered at the Student Union Starbucks lounge to discuss a summer of radical changes, questionable cuts, and concerns over a lack of administrative...

An open letter: USG to President Scarborough

July 13, 2015

The following is an letter addressed to The University of Akron President Scott Scarborough,  written and signed by the UA Undergraduate Student Government's president and vice president Taylor Swift...

USG election results: Swift and Angeletti

By Tyler Coventry , Copy Editor April 1, 2015

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) elections have concluded with the appointment of Taylor Swift as president and Ricky Angeletti as his vice president. Swift, a junior political science major...

The presidential candidates, Taylor Swift and Garrett Scherba, debate campus issues.

USG presidential, vice-presidential candidates debate in Starbucks lounge

By Grant Morgan , News Editor March 11, 2015

Students gathered in the Student Union Starbucks Lounge on Wednesday evening for USG’s presidential and vice-presidential candidate debate. The two candidates for president are Garrett Scherba and...

USG candidates debate in midst of voting

March 19, 2013

Forrest Dukes Andrew P. White and Turner Anderson battled one another on topics of budget, safety, demand and more at The University Student Government (USG) Presidential Debate. “These two candidates...

Government cinching guts

March 19, 2013

Dakota Phillips I’m insanely entertained by the notion that way back in the Third Reich, they were banning smoking on the basis that it damaged the Reich’s body; and on the other side of the ocean,...

UA women in power

March 14, 2013

Alexandra Didato With copious amounts of student organizations offered on campus, female students have the opportunity to experience and take on many diverse leadership roles. One student leader, Elizabeth...

UA candidates get slimed for charity

January 31, 2013

Katelyn Freil [email protected] A stage in the Student Union Starbucks was covered in green goo right out of a ‘90s Nickelodeon game show on Wednesday night as three prominent members...

FirstEnergy’s Christmas surprise

December 6, 2012

Written by: Matthew Balsinger You probably have little knowledge of, or care for, the political policies of the electric company FirstEnergy. Assuming that’s true, you probably also don’t know about...

How the fake debt ceiling crisis affects you

August 10, 2011

By Richard Thompson Recently, the United States Congress showed just how partisan and dysfunctional they are when they manufactured a debt ceiling crisis over the course of 3 months that could have thrown...

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