The Buchtelite

Founder, a director resign; EXL continues

Students talk with EXL staff about their ideas in Beirce Library.

By Benjamin Holda, bjh115@zips.uakron.edu

September 21, 2016

Ian Schwarber, the resource director at UA’s year-old Experiential Learning Center (EXL), announced his resignation from that position on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Schwarber’s last day is on Oct. 21, but, as stated in a letter sent to interim President Matthew Wilson, he will “continue to assist or ...

Honoring Zak Husein by giving back

Family, friends, and community members work to package 40,000 meals that will be distributed to hungry people around the world in Zak Husein's name.

By Zaina Salem, Editor in chief

April 20, 2016

“Do not forget your loved ones. Please remember…. tell everybody all the good things you feel about them. Get straight to the point, because sometimes you will not have a chance.” These words came from Ammar Husein, who spoke in front of about 450 people at a charity event held in honor of his...

EXL Launch Week day one: introductions, millennials

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

By Zaina Salem, Grant Morgan, and Dylan Reynolds

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 series of events to launch the EXL Center — short for Experiential Learning Center for E...

EXL Launch Week

Career/EXL in the Student Union, along with Create/EXL in Bierce Library, start operations later this week, after more than nine months of preparation and construction.

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

February 29, 2016

The EXL Center, a new initiative at The University of Akron led by Priceline.com co-founder Jeff Hoffman, will launch this week with a series of events from Wednesday through Friday. “We’ve been building to this for nine months,” said Ian Schwarber, EXL’s resource director, “and this is the only...

Career Services amid Career Fairs

More than 300 employers and 1,600 students came to the Student Union during two Career Fairs on Tuesday and Wednesday.

By Dylan Reynolds

February 24, 2016

This year’s engineering and general career fairs were planned in part by Career Services, the new name of what was formerly the Career Center, which is transitioning into a division of The University of Akron’s new EXL center. A previous Buchtelite article misstated that the EXL center was replacin...