The Buchtelite

In with the new

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

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 an interview with the Buchtelite two weeks ago, Wilson gave his view on the actions of the past...

Scarborough looks to round out his team

President Scarborough will fill seven administrative positions for next fall semester.

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

April 25, 2016

“There’s still a few more pieces of the puzzle that I have left to place,” said University of Akron President Scott Scarborough regarding the seven vacant positions on his management team for next fall semester. Mentioned by Scarborough at the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) meeting o...

$2 million to attract new students

InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field. (Buchtelite file photo)

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

April 25, 2016

The University of Akron administration budgeted $3 million for marketing during the 2015-2016 school year. Approved by the Board of Trustees in June 2015, the annual budget of $480 million included a $1,075,000 allocation for marketing, unchanged from the 2014-2015 budget. This funding encompa...

Ballroom Dance Club hosts Masquerade Ball

Ballroom Dance Club hosts Masquerade Ball

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

April 19, 2016

The Ballroom Dance Club hosted a Masquerade Ball last Saturday in the gym of Central Hower High School at 7 p.m. During the event, club members and other Akron students wore masks and put on old prom dresses and suits from high school. From swing dancing to the Cupid Shuffle, students spent the evening...

Slacklining pro to appear on campus

By Kristina Aiad-Toss

April 6, 2016

Famed for flipping, twisting, and tricking in the air—all on a two inch thick rope—Red Bull sponsored slackliner Alex Mason will visit UA’s campus this Monday, April 11, at 12 p.m. If weather permits, Mason will perform his stunts on or near Coleman Common. Slacklining, similar to tight...

Hult Prize team makes final round in Dubai

Hult Prize team makes final round in Dubai

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

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. Now in its seventh year, the Hult Prize is the world's largest student case competition, which ...

What you missed over spring break

What you missed over spring break

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

March 28, 2016

Kristina Aiad-Toss and Logan Lane contributed reporting  While you were away on spring break, an update came about when and how students will be getting their fee refunds, UA’s faculty union and administration resolved their disagreements over contract negotiations, and two new members were appointed to th...

Funds promised, but not budgeted

Funds promised, but not budgeted

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

March 9, 2016

The University of Akron is making new rules for how professors can use their funding, which causes concerns for both UA’s budget, and UA’s faculty. Two types of funding have not been accounted for in UA’s budget prior to 2016: start-up funds and indirect cost recovery (IDC) funds. This caus...

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...

Q&A with Board Chair Jonathan Pavloff: rebranding, President Scarborough, faculty, more

Board of Trustees Chairman Jonathan Pavloff.

By Grant Morgan and Kristina Aiad-Toss

February 18, 2016

In an interview with The Buchtelite last Monday, Feb. 15, UA Board of Trustees Chair Jonathan Pavloff gave responses neither supporting nor criticizing President Scott Scarborough.   Asked if the board had unanimous support in Scarborough from all seven of its voting members, Pavloff said, “The...

Board responds to calls for change

Ashley Bair silently protests by holding up the Akron Beacon Journal

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

February 10, 2016

In the printed version of the article, UA Board of Trustees Chair Jonathan Pavloff is introduced only with his last name, and without reference of what position he holds at UA.    After the faculty senate’s near-unanimous vote of no confidence in President Scott Scarborough, and a more ...

Ice Fest 2016

Students, alumni, faculty, and staff gathered to watch the competitors create frozen masterpieces during this year's Ice Fest.

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

January 27, 2016

As signs of winter have begun appearing on campus, the annual Ice Fest returned to the University of Akron. Students, alumni, faculty and staff gathered at Buchtel Commons on Tuesday to watch as competitors sculpted, sawed, and blowtorched their frozen creations. Sponsored by the Culinary Arts Club and the...

Protest scheduled for Wednesday’s Board of Trustees meeting

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

December 7, 2015

Undeterred, relentless, and ready to make their voices heard yet again—students from the Ohio Student Association (OSA) are holding another protest outside of the Board of Trustees meeting this Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The meeting will be held in Room 339 on the third floor of the Studen...

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...

Naming the Honors College

A student walking into the Honors College.

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

October 28, 2015

In the Oct. 29 printed version of this article, UA's rebranding was incorrectly written as "Ohio's Polytechnic Institute." The rebranding is to "Ohio's Polytechnic University," not "Ohio's Polytechnic Institute."  After rebranding UA as “Ohio’s Polytechnic University” and adding the “Lebron J...

Whose ‘State of the University’ is correct?

At his State of the University address, President Scott Scarborough read from retired UA professor George Knepper's book, 'Summit's Glory,' to illustrate how UA's financial troubles are nothing new.

By Grant Morgan and Kristina Aiad-Toss

October 21, 2015

UA President Scott Scarborough was not the only one to give his thoughts on the state of the university on Tuesday. Faculty did, too. One hour before the president’s first “State of the University” address, around 80 UA educators in academic regalia and black armbands gathered outside E.J. Thomas Ha...

UA students, alumni head east to see Pope Francis

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor

September 28, 2015

A group of more than 100 University of Akron students and alumni witnessed Pope Francis this past weekend on his first official visit to the United States in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The individuals that took part in the trip are part of the Akron Newman Catholic group. After months of fundraising...

President says name won’t change

Seal of The University of Akron in front of Buchtel Hall.

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

September 16, 2015

In the print version of this article, UA Student Trustee Darnell Davis' name is incorrectly written as Darnell Wilson. The Buchtelite acknowledges this mistake.  “There are no plans to change the name of The University of Akron— now or in the future. Period.” This statement came from a ...

‘Coeds Go Red Luncheon’ for heart health

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer

April 27, 2015

A common misconception about heart problems is that they only affect the elderly or overweight. However, the “Coeds Go Red Luncheon” of last Friday, April 24,  gave information to faculty, staff, and students about protecting the heart at any age. Attendees also enjoyed a “heart healthy” lunch...

‘Let’s Grow Akron’ receives $850 donation at Impact Luncheon

The faculty who attended the luncheon socialize on the topic of the day before the food is served.

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer

April 15, 2015

As part of National Volunteer Week, UA’s Department of Student Life hosted the UA Impact Luncheon. Faculty and students gathered for the event on Tuesday, April 14 in the Union. Alison Doehring, assistant director of Student Life, organized the event to engage students, staff, and faculty in service...

Black Male Summit

The audience gave Michael Dyson a standing ovation at the conclusion of his speech about the stereotyping of black males.

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer

April 13, 2015

UA hosted the eighth annual Black Male Summit last weekend, which sought to “improve and increase retention and graduation of African-American males in higher education,” according to the Summit’s webpage. This year’s event focused on the influences of media, culture and sports on black males’...

Fair helps students make major life decisions

While students meander about and get information at the Majors Fair, Zippy encourages them to study what they love.

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer

April 1, 2015

All college students face the challenge of choosing a major; to help with that decision, UA Student Success hosted a Majors Fair on Wednesday, April 1 in the Union Ballroom A. The event provided students with information on majors, minors, and certificates from department faculty, according to John...

UA students form charity after studying abroad

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer

March 18, 2015

In December 2014, a group of fifteen students from The University of Akron traveled to Ouanaminthe, Haiti and visited a school called Institution Univers (IU). Zeke Isaac, who is originally from Haiti, created the project for his Honors Thesis with the help of Kevin Smith from the Institute of Leadership...

Women’s History Month events attract students

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

March 11, 2015

With March comes the beginning of spring and the arrival of warmer weather; but also the start of Women’s History Month, which celebrates women’s past and current impacts on the world.   UA commemorates Women’s History Month with programs and events organized by Campus Programs. Every March s...

Towpath will extend to campus

Akron residents gathered at Akron Civic Theater to give their input on the iTowpath project on Thursday, March 5.

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer

March 9, 2015

Amidst the streets of downtown Akron lies a part of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, one of Ohio’s longest and most scenic bikeways used by over 2.5 million people. 41 miles of the trail are in Summit County, but the whole trail runs from Lake Erie in Cleveland to Waterworks Park in New Philadelphia. The...

Bierce to renovate, promote 3D printer

3D printer on the first floor of Bierce Library at the User Support Services desk.

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer

March 2, 2015

Many improvements are being made to Bierce Library to help students study more efficiently and to make the library more accessible. Stephanie Everett, manager of marketing communications at Bierce, provided exclusive details about new additions to the library. Bierce has had a 3D printer for more...

Students seek opportunities at spring Career Fair

Students evaluate potential career choices with the employers assembled at the Career Fair in the Union ballrooms.

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer

February 25, 2015

  Students gathered at the Student Union ballrooms on Wednesday, Feb. 25 for the All-Campus UA Career Fair. UA’s Career Center holds this event each semester. Wednesday’s fair was for students of all majors, except students pursuing science and engineering degrees—their career fair took...

Renovations transform Student Union bookstore

Workers install new carpet and build information center.

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer

February 23, 2015

  As many students may have noticed, the Student Union (SU) Barnes & Noble is currently under construction. The store is being completely remodeled and rearranged. Improvements are expected to be completed by Saturday, Feb. 28. Patrick Duff, the SU general manager, revealed many details abo...

ZPN hosts picture-perfect Valentines Day event

UA student Cat Fisher preparing to take a photograph.

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Writer

February 11, 2015

This Valentines Day—instead of going on a romantic date with a significant other—ZPN is encouraging students to fall in love with their passions through pictures. ZPN is sponsoring a Valentines Day photography contest showcasing students’ pictures of subjects they love. The photos will be displayed...