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Helping students stay in touch with their families

September 19, 2016

The University of Akron held a family weekend on Saturday and Sunday to help students stay close to their families. Family weekend was a great opportunity for any family member to visit the University...

Find Dory in Coleman Common

This was the first time ZPN played a movie outside.
September 19, 2016

Nearly two hundred people gathered at the Coleman Common on Friday for an outdoor movie viewing, the first event of its kind. The Zips Programming Network (ZPN) showed “Finding Dory” — the sequel...

In with the new

September 7, 2016

The University of Akron Board of Trustees named Matthew Wilson, former dean of UA's law school, interim president of the University on July 11, after former president Scott Scarborough resigned in May. In...

Away from the main

The Board of Trustees held its last meeting on Feb. 10 on the third floor of the Student Union, pictured here.
This week’s Board meeting moved to Wayne College; first time in eight years
April 11, 2016

Not since eight years ago has The University of Akron Board of Trustees held a meeting anywhere other than main campus. Yet the Board’s next meeting, slated for this Wednesday, April 13 at 10 a.m.,...

Hult Prize team makes final round in Dubai

Hult Prize team makes final round in Dubai
March 28, 2016

Fighting urban poverty with foam bricks, four University of Akron students formed one of the six teams that made it to the final round in the regional Hult Prize competition in Dubai on March 11 and 12....

Inspiring young girls into STEM fields

Kids show off their creations at the 2016 Kid's Career Day at UA.
March 7, 2016

It is known that women are underrepresented in STEM fields, but an event held every year at The University of Akron is working to change that.   Last Saturday, UA held the 2016 Kid’s Career Day in...

EXL Launch Week day one: introductions, millennials

John Zogby, David Cohen, James Holland, and Cyndra Miller participate in the panel
March 2, 2016

“The notion that you have to pick between what you love and paying the bills is absurd,” said Jeff Hoffman, co-founder of Priceline and founding director of The University of Akron’s new EXL Center. A...

Faculty senate votes ‘no confidence’ in Scarborough

UA President Scott Scarborough speaks to the Faculty Senate on Thursday, Feb. 4, shortly before it voted 50-2 for a resolution of 'no confidence' in him.
February 5, 2016

By a count of 50-2, the UA faculty senate voted no confidence in President Scott Scarborough at its last meeting on Feb. 4, 2016. The no-confidence resolution cited reasons why the “University has...

Big gift, new name

UA alumni Pamela and Gary Williams give introductory remarks at yesterday's Honors College ceremony.
Williamses' pledge expands to $10 million, comes on verge of possible no-confidence vote in faculty senate
February 3, 2016

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...

Fewer headed to UA?

Applications – Prospective students who have filled out an application to attend UA. 

Admittance – Prospective students who have the proper requirements, and have been offered admittance to UA. 

Confirmations – Prospective students who have paid the $145 online admissions fee, and confirmed their intent to enroll at UA.
Early numbers show decline in freshmen likely to enroll
February 1, 2016

Freshman applications to UA were down 6 percent in mid-January from the same time last year, as the number of admitted students who had confirmed their intent to enroll in fall 2016 were down 32 percent,...

Chick-fil-A, Panda Express now serving

Mr. Cow celebrates the opening of Chick-fil-A in the Student Union on Tuesday.
‘Grand opening’ on first day of spring classes, more venues later in semester
January 25, 2016

Last week on the first day of spring classes, Jan. 19, a few new and what are likely to be popular dining venues opened on campus. What was Ohio Burger in the Student Union is now a Chick-fil-A and...

Speech and debate takes second place two days straight in New York City tournament

Speech and debate takes second place two days straight in New York City tournament
December 9, 2015

Last weekend The University of Akron’s nationally-ranked speech and debate team traveled to New York City to compete in a two-day tournament, “The Off-Broadway Swing,”  hosted in Long Island at...

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

December 7, 2015

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...

Good sleep results in better grades

Good sleep results in better grades
November 9, 2015

Naps and all-nighters can actually make one perform worse in school. Sleep is a vital part of keeping oneself healthy and allowing someone to perform their best. The University of Akron’s Counseling...

Defining ‘courage’ in light of UA’s plight

October 21, 2015

UA President Scott Scarborough’s penultimate slide from Tuesday’s “State of the University” address showed the stoic face of Theodore Roosevelt, one of American history’s most resilient men,...

Putting your best foot forward

Kyle Edmonds shakes hands with an employer after speaking with her about career opportunities.
Students seek employment at career, internship fair in Union Ballrooms
October 7, 2015

Yesterday was the one day on campus when hearing the ubiquitous click and clack of dress shoes is not uncommon. The UA Internship and Career Fair was held in the Union Ballroom for students and alumni...

Faculty in disaccord with University leadership

September 28, 2015

Faculty are not happy with the way things are going at The University of Akron. Yesterday, the Akron chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) released results of a survey...

Free education in public domain

Free education in public domain
April 29, 2015

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...

Men in heels walk a mile

Men emulated women's footwear during the walk for sexual assault victims, hosted by the Rape Crisis Center.
April 27, 2015

Men strapped on stilettos and walked for a mile alongside women to raise awareness for victims of sexual assault. Last Friday, April 24, the Rape Crisis Center hosted the 10th annual “Walk a Mile...

Lambda Chi Alpha pulls in donations for local philanthropy

Lambda Chi Alpha brothers pull Delta Gamma sisters down Market Street during the five-mile annual bathtub pull.
April 21, 2015

The 45th annual Ball Tub Pull was held by the men of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and the women of Delta Gamma sorority on April 18. It started at the Lambda Chi Alpha house at 94 Fir Hill and ended at...

USG presidential, vice-presidential candidates debate in Starbucks lounge

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

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