The Buchtelite

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...

UA must refund $4.1 million to students

UA must refund $4.1 million to students

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

March 2, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

The University of Akron will return $4.1 million to its students after the Ohio Department of Education discovered UA’s facilities fee was improperly raised during the summer. In its 2015 - 2016 budget, UA raised students’ facilities fee from $18.55 per credit hour (up to 12 credit hours) to ...

Speech team wins first state title

Speech team wins first state title

By Natalie Orr, News Editor

February 22, 2016


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

Last weekend The University of Akron’s speech and debate team won its first state title since its rebirth in 2001 at the Ohio Forensics Association (OFA) state tournament in Columbus. Led by head coach Mark Rittenour and graduate assistant Amanda Layman, the team competed on both Friday and Saturday...

Speech team travels to Eastern Michigan, brings home awards

By Abby Zerull, Writer

February 8, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Last weekend, The University of Akron Speech and Debate team took on Eastern Michigan University’s two-day forensics tournament in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The hard work of both the students and coaching staff paid off, as most members returned with awards in hand. Forensics events are public ...

What you might have missed

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

January 25, 2016


Filed under Campus News

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...

Ad campaign seeking reform in UA governance

Ad campaign seeking reform in UA governance

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

December 15, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

A new campaign is in progress to reform the way top decisions are being made at The University of Akron. Paid for by “Advocates for The University of Akron, Students and Faculty,” the campaign has so far included five three-quarter-page black-and-white ads printed in the Akron Beacon Journal. “STOP”...

In June, a ‘literal political campaign’ to change UA’s name by January 2016

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

December 7, 2015


Filed under News

It started early this year as a post on a zipsnation.org forum. Since, the topic of a UA name-change — a rebranding, a new slogan, a marketing tagline, whatever one might call it now — has been persistently in the news. But last Friday, The Devil Strip released a story about an administrative email tha...