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Coffee and chat with the president

Coffee and chat with the president

By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

September 7, 2016


Filed under Archive

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 event put on by UA’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG). It was yet another in...

Grad students unsatisfied with leadership

Grad students unsatisfied with leadership

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

May 4, 2016


Filed under Archive

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 students on Feb. 23 and garnered a 21 percent response rate (834 students). The survey’s...

Scarborough looks to round out his team

Scarborough looks to round out his team

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

April 25, 2016


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“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 fall semester. Mentioned by Scarborough at the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) meeting o...

Bodenschatz, Galehouse win USG presidential election

Bodenschatz, Galehouse win USG presidential election

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

April 11, 2016


Filed under Archive

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 Sterling Galehouse received 57.6 percent of the vote, beating out Isaac Lampner and running-mate C...

Choose your leadership

Choose your leadership

By Logan Lane and Grant Morgan

March 31, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

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 morning explaining how to vote. There is also a link to the bio page of the candidates. Voting...

USG should take action after survey

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

March 17, 2016


Filed under Editorials

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 comprehensive survey to its constituents because its leadership was hesitant to act without a clear...

A voice to be heard

By Youngbin Jeong, Student Writer

March 16, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editor

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 and achievements by governments of any level because they believe politicians are not act...

All it takes is a vote

All it takes is a vote

By Zachary Jones, Student Writer

March 2, 2016


Filed under Guest Viewpoints

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 party. Just as disappointing is the average citizen’s proclivity to back anything said by their ...

USG seeks student attitudes toward UA leadership

By Nick Peterman, News Writer

February 17, 2016


Filed under Campus News

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 leadership. The survey, which was sent to student emails Monday, Feb. 15, comes as USG conside...

Graduate assistantships on chopping block

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

November 16, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

  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, but is being discussed at this time.  In response to persisting budget problems at The Uni...

Burns, Williams featured in third Town Hall meeting

Burns, Williams featured in third Town Hall meeting

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

November 16, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

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 Burns and new Director of Athletics Lawrence Williams. “It makes it hard for [administrato...

Messina addresses USG senate

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

October 12, 2015


Filed under Campus News

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 vice president of student affairs, who was also one of the panelists at USG’s Sept. 10 Town Ha...

Town Hall meeting leaves something to be desired

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

October 7, 2015


Filed under Editorials

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 presenting ideas, voicing opinions, asking questions; panelists giving candid, thoughtful responses—all ...

USG adds 16 members, fills every position

By Michelle DeShon, News Writer

September 30, 2015


Filed under Campus News

“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 new members of USG were sworn in on Thursday, Sept. 24.   “USG has every position full for I think the fi...

President says name won’t change

President says name won’t change

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

September 16, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

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 name of The University of Akron— now or in the future. Period.” This statement came from a ...

USG seeks transparency with ‘Town Hall’ series

USG seeks transparency with ‘Town Hall’ series

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

September 14, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

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 transparency. USG’s Facebook page described the event as “an open forum where st...

An open letter: USG to President Scarborough

July 13, 2015


Filed under Letters to the Editor

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 and Richard Angeletti. Dear Dr. Scarborough: As the elected governing body, it is Undergraduate...

USG election results: Swift and Angeletti

By Tyler Coventry, Copy Editor

April 1, 2015


Filed under Campus News

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 and Phi Delta Theta fraternity member, has served in the USG senate as the Academic and Financial...

USG presidential, vice-presidential candidates debate in Starbucks lounge

USG presidential, vice-presidential candidates debate in Starbucks lounge

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

March 11, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

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 Taylor Swift. Their running mates are Brandon Genetin and Ricky Angeletti, respectively. The presidential...

USG candidates debate in midst of voting

March 19, 2013


Filed under News

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 are great and have the potential to change this university,” Mary Beth Clemons, the current USG pre...

Government cinching guts

March 19, 2013


Filed under Opinion

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, during that time, four out of five doctors recommended cigarettes. I’m speaking about government intervention in our diets. Michelle Oba...

UA women in power

UA women in power

March 14, 2013


Filed under News

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 Davis, the USG director of internal communications, has had a very positive experience in he...

UA candidates get slimed for charity

UA candidates get slimed for charity

January 31, 2013


Filed under News

Katelyn Freil buchtelitenewseditor@uakron.edu 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 of the University of Akron community were slimed for charity. Up ‘til Dawn, a student group that host...

FirstEnergy’s Christmas surprise

December 6, 2012


Filed under Opinion

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 FirstEnergy’s sudden and drastic power play that was recently thwarted in the Ohio Statehouse....

How the fake debt ceiling crisis affects you

August 10, 2011


Filed under News

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 the entire world’s economy into chaos. The reason? Members of the Tea Party wing of the Repu...