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Anti-Trump protest in Highland Square tonight

Anti-Trump protest in Highland Square tonight

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

November 14, 2016


Filed under Akron News, News, Showcase

Following protests against President-elect Donald Trump in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and many other cities throughout the country, one will take place in Akron’s Highland Square tonight at 11 p.m. According to a Facebook event entitled “Trump Protest, Akron,” protesters will meet in the parking ...

Theater program returns to UA

Theater program returns to UA

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News, Showcase, Theater

After a two-year hiatus, the theater arts degree program is back at The University of Akron for this upcoming spring semester, following approval from the Board of Trustees and the Ohio Department of Higher Education. In 2014 the degree program, along with 54 others, was suspended because of low...

Trustees look to name president, provost

Trustees look to name president, provost

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

October 17, 2016


Filed under Showcase

While Board members are considering making Interim President Matthew Wilson's position permanent, the administration is cutting back on faculty hiring for financial reasons. This Wednesday, the Board of Trustees is holding a special meeting to discuss the removal of the word “interim” from the titles o...

World-champ Zip ingests cocaine from kiss

World-champ Zip ingests cocaine from kiss

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

October 10, 2016


Filed under Akron News, Campus News, News, Showcase

Former University of Akron pole vaulter Shawn Barber competed in the Rio Olympics for Canada this summer despite testing positive for cocaine. Barber was still able to compete because The Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada ruled that he inadvertently ingested the drug. The decision came just ...

Meet the new student trustee: Zachary Michel

Meet the new student trustee: Zachary Michel

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

October 10, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News

There are two student trustees at The University of Akron. They are non-voting members of the Board of Trustees, and are supposed to give input on pertinent issues from a student’s perspective at Board meetings, as well as represent UA students at events and meetings. Student trustees are appointed...

ZPN hosts late night bingo

ZPN hosts late night bingo

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

September 12, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Zips Programming Network (ZPN) hosted a “Survival Bingo Night,” which featured prizes to help students survive college like a television and caffeinated beverages. Last Friday, attendees gathered across from the Market in the Student Union at 10 p.m. to participate in a game night organiz...

Putting your best foot forward

Putting your best foot forward

By Sofia Syed and Zaina Salem

October 7, 2015


Filed under Campus News, Showcase

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 and provided the chance to showcase themselves to potential employers. The Internship Fair ran ear...