The Buchtelite

Let’s talk with: John Zipp

September 15, 2016

Below is the second installment of The Buchtelite’s “Let’s talk with” series. This week’s letter is from John Zipp, professor of sociology and president and spokesperson for the Akron chapter of the American Association of University Professors (Akron-AAUP), the faculty union. Zipp is also ...

Akron group wants to change election coverage

By Dylan Reynolds

April 27, 2016

With $174,990 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute is collaborating with the Jefferson Center and the Akron Beacon Journal to help newsrooms better understand and respond to the preferences of Ohio voters in a new project called Informed C...

Black Male Summit empowers young men

By Dylan Reynolds

April 11, 2016

Empowerment, enrichment, engagement, and encouragement. Those were four goals of the ninth annual Black Male Summit, which was held this past weekend at the John S. Knight Convention Center and the Student Union. Over the course of two days – Friday and Saturday – participants attended a series...

Renowned journalists talk presidential election

Renowned journalists talk presidential election

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

April 4, 2016

Through witty humor and political commentary, famed journalists Carl Bernstein and P.J. O’Rourke joined forces last Thursday to address political issues facing America today. The best-selling authors spoke in front of a large crowd at E.J. Thomas Hall as part of the 2016 John S. Knight Lectureship...

Faculty voting on strike-authorization

Faculty voting on strike-authorization

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

March 7, 2016

In the print version of this article, The Buchtelite did not clarify the conditions for the administration's faculty salary proposal. The proposal includes a 0.75 percent increase for the next two academic years only if UA's revenues improve by at least 1.5 percent, but does not include a raise for last yea...

EXL Launch Week day one: introductions, millennials

EXL Launch Week day one: introductions, millennials

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...

Class conundrums

Class conundrums

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2016

Imagine being in college, but a class cancellation threatens to keep you in school longer than expected.   This is the situation that Dani Jackson, a sophomore majoring in French, found herself in when in mid-December her upper-level special topic French course was cancelled. Being far enough away from ...

Freshmen recount first semester of college

By Natalie Orr, News Editor

January 25, 2016

Think back to when you first started out in college. What are some of the things you remember? Dorms? Rob’s Dining Hall? New Roo Weekend? With their first semester out of the way and their second just begun, a few freshmen students were interviewed last week about their college experience so far. K...

Graduate assistantships on chopping block

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

November 16, 2015

  The headline of the print version of this article incorrectly implied that graduate assistantships will be cut; however, the elimination of some, not all, graduate assistantships is not assured, but is being discussed at this time.  In response to persisting budget problems at The Uni...

Messina addresses USG senate

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

October 12, 2015

A special guest came to last week’s Undergraduate Student Government senate meeting to talk about, and perhaps clarify, recent changes at The University of Akron. The guest was John Messina, associate vice president of student affairs, who was also one of the panelists at USG’s Sept. 10 Town Ha...

Faculty in disaccord with University leadership

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

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 sent out to assess opinions about the current leadership at UA. The survey results come after months of ...

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...

More support from Knight Foundation

By Sara Syed, News Writer

February 18, 2015

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is supporting The University of Akron with its newest $20,000 grant for service-learning projects and other initiatives in the Akron area. One of the goals of the Knight Foundation is to facilitate connections and opportunities within the community of Akron...

Kasich proposes changes for Ohio higher education system

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

February 12, 2015

Governor John Kasich’s recent budget proposal and executive order will change Ohio’s higher education system, and UA will not be excluded. On Tuesday, Feb. 10, Kasich signed an executive order to create a nine-member Task Force on Affordability and Efficiency. This group’s goal is to lower the...

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...

Trolley tours for black history

Trolley tours for black history

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Writer

February 9, 2015

Some people may not be aware of the famous speech delivered by Sojourner Truth at Akron’s Women’s Rights Convention Center in 1851. “If women want any rights more than they‘s got, why don’t’ they just take them, and not be talking about it,” Truth said. In honor of Black History Month,...