The Buchtelite

Faculty respond with survey

By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2016


Filed under Archive

Yesterday afternoon UA’s faculty union released the results of a survey regarding the Board of Trustees’ recent decision to make Matthew Wilson permanent president and Rex Ramsier permanent provost of the University. The information was sent in a newsletter to bargaining-unit faculty, and expressed var...

A reply to a response

By Grant Morgan, Editor-In-Chief

October 5, 2016


Filed under Archive

A week ago I wrote an editorial about how the familiar Christian proselytizers who come onto campus each semester play an important role in making students reflect on their assumptions about life, and how frustration students feel at the men’s presence is only frustration students allow themselves to feel, w...

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...

Big gift, new name

Big gift, new name

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

February 4, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Yesterday, UA announced plans to change the name of its Honors College after receiving a $3 million gift from alumni Gary and Pamela Williams. The gift expands the Williamses’ $7 million bequest given to the University in 2008, which turns their total commitment to more than $10 million. But even ...

Free education in public domain

Free education in public domain

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

April 29, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

What does it mean for a book to be in the public domain? And what are you doing this summer? According to the fifth edition of Webster’s New World College Dictionary, public domain means “the condition of being free from copyright or patent and, hence, open to use by anyone.” Books in the public...

Aero Team beats all US competition

Aero Team beats all US competition

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

April 27, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

With a grand total of seven awards, the majority being for first place, The University of Akron’s Aero Design Team returned from its weekend competition yielding impressive results. Held in Van Nuys, California, the SAE Aero Design West Competition brought together about 75 aero design teams from...

General education prices slashed

By Grant Morgan and Courtney Powell

April 15, 2015


Filed under News

A cheaper general education program, a free college program for junior high and high school students, new Learning Communities, changes to the USG constitution—such topics were discussed at yesterday’s Board of Trustees meeting. Ohio Governor John Kasich has been pushing universities to maker...