The Buchtelite

Hypnotist dazzles audience at EJ

Hypnotist dazzles audience at EJ

By Hamzah Syed, hms91@zips.uakron.edu

September 19, 2016

Last Wednesday, Sept. 14, hypnotist Michael C. Anthony gave an exceptional 9:09 p.m. performance at The University of Akron’s EJ Thomas Hall, which was organized by the Residence Hall Programming Board (RHPB). This was his 17th time performing at UA. Anthony is a single act who entertains the c...

Coffee and chat with the president

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

Bridging STEM fields

By Kaitlin Erdman

April 6, 2016

Over the weekend, The National Inventor’s Hall of Fame STEM Middle School hosted its sixth BEST (Bridging Engineering, Science, and Technology) Medicine Engineering Fair. This event, orchestrated by the Biomedical Engineering Department of The University of Akron, is designed to promote interest...

What you might have missed

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

January 25, 2016

Finals week is demanding, and it’s often difficult for students to keep up with anything other than studying, finishing final projects, and taking tests. Then, when winter break comes, many take full advantage of the respite from classes by directing all their focus to other aspects of their lives...

Burns, Williams featured in third Town Hall meeting

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

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

EJ links with Playhouse Square, Civic Theater

EJ links with Playhouse Square, Civic Theater

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2015

The University of Akron is partnering with Playhouse Square and the Akron Civic Theatre to present the “Broadway in Akron” series at EJ Thomas Hall.   With the new two-year agreement, the series will continue as scheduled on the UA Events website. The future of “Broadway in Akron” was...

USG seeks transparency with ‘Town Hall’ series

USG seeks transparency with ‘Town Hall’ series

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

What’s happening with Dining Services?

What’s happening with Dining Services?

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

August 22, 2015

Students can expect a different dining experience this fall, as UA recently hired the Aramark Corporation to take over its Dining Services. Aramark is a big company—207th of the list of Fortune 500s—that provides professional services to communities and institutions worldwide. It operates on many ...

Rescue operations training

Rescue operations training

By Nicholas Summers, Copy Editor

February 18, 2015

Students might have seen a dozen firetrucks and EMS vehicles between James A. Rhodes Arena and Kolbe Hall on Feb. 11 and 12. These drills were run by the Summit County Technical Rescue Operations whose abilities go beyond just firefighting and EMS.   The drills took place inside of a small tunn...

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 for this season and next to give free tickets to young adults ages 25 to 40. ZipTix, the program...

Bon Appétit, étudiants! Rob's Cafe

March 12, 2013

Bianca Tan From good old American comfort food to healthy wraps and vegetable dishes, one can find almost anything at Rob’s. From french fries to spicy food that reminds you of Indian cuisine, one can find selections at Rob’s to satisfy any craving.  “The variety at Rob’s is a lot better this semester,” said UA st...

Bon Appétit, étudiants! Rob’s Cafe

Bon Appétit, étudiants! Rob’s Cafe

March 12, 2013

Bianca Tan From good old American comfort food to healthy wraps and vegetable dishes, one can find almost anything at Rob’s. From french fries to spicy food that reminds you of Indian cuisine, one can find selections at Rob’s to satisfy any craving.  “The variety at Rob’s is a lot better this semester,” said UA st...