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Anti-Trump protest in Highland Square tonight

 President-elect Donald Trump spoke during a rally on the campaign trail at the James A. Rhode Arena at UA this summer.

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

November 15, 2016

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

Student Jessie Armstead performed in The America Play last in the Sandefur Theatre in Guzzeta Hall.

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

November 9, 2016

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

President Matthew Wilson will step down this summer. (Buchtelite file photo)

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

October 17, 2016

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

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

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

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

Kyle Edmonds shakes hands with an employer after speaking with her about career opportunities.

By Sofia Syed and Zaina Salem

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