The Buchtelite

Cover to Cover: Friendship subverts suffering in Hanya Yanagihara’s ‘A Little Life’

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor

October 10, 2016

Hanya Yanagihara’s newest novel, “A Little Life,” puts four recent college graduates in the heart of New York City. These young men, all of whom met at the same university, strike out into the city to begin their lives and careers. There’s Willem, an aspiring actor working as a waiter; JB, a maga...

Out with the old

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor

September 7, 2016

Over the summer, Scott Scarborough ended a short but controversial tenure as The University of Akron’s president. The Board of Trustees, the governing body of the University, announced Scarborough’s resignation on its May 31 board meeting. “The Board is charged with ensuring the effective governance, ...

Grad students unsatisfied with leadership

Grad students unsatisfied with leadership

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

May 4, 2016

University of Akron graduate students are not confident in President Scott Scarborough’s leadership, new survey results say. The Graduate Student Government (GSG) sent out the survey to 4,019 graduate students on Feb. 23 and garnered a 21 percent response rate (834 students). The survey’s...

New interim chief diversity officer

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

April 27, 2016

The University of Akron has appointed Carl Wallace as its interim chief diversity officer, a press release announced yesterday, April 27. UA’s chief diversity officer directs outreach programs for minority students and promotes cultural awareness on campus. Wallace, a pastor and community leader, ...

New GenEd Core off to rough start

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

April 18, 2016

In the original version of this article, it was incorrectly reported that 16 percent of fall 2015 students in a GenEd Core course decided not to take an additional GenEd Core course in the spring. In fact, 16 percent of these students did enroll in another GenEd Core course.  A recent University of Akron Fac...

Bodenschatz, Galehouse win USG presidential election

Bodenschatz, Galehouse win USG presidential election

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

April 11, 2016

Megan Bodenschatz has won the the 2016-2017 Undergraduate Student Government presidential election, USG announced at its weekly senate meeting last Thursday, April 7. Bodenschatz and her vice president Sterling Galehouse received 57.6 percent of the vote, beating out Isaac Lampner and running-mate C...

Black Male Summit scheduled for this weekend

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

April 6, 2016

The University of Akron will host its 9th annual Black Male Summit this Friday and Saturday, focusing on how media affects black male identity. The two-day event features more than 60 panel discussions, breakout sessions, and workshops. Russ Mitchell, managing editor at WKYC-TV, will moderate. ...

Choose your leadership

Choose your leadership

By Logan Lane and Grant Morgan

March 31, 2016

UA’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is now holding elections for next year’s president, vice president, and senate members. If you are an undergraduate, you should have received an email this morning explaining how to vote. There is also a link to the bio page of the candidates. Voting...

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...

UA must refund $4.1 million to students

UA must refund $4.1 million to students

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

March 2, 2016

The University of Akron will return $4.1 million to its students after the Ohio Department of Education discovered UA’s facilities fee was improperly raised during the summer. In its 2015 - 2016 budget, UA raised students’ facilities fee from $18.55 per credit hour (up to 12 credit hours) to ...

Faculty senate votes ‘no confidence’ in Scarborough

Faculty senate votes ‘no confidence’ in Scarborough

By Grant Morgan, Logan Lane, and Nick Peterman

February 5, 2016

By a count of 50-2, the UA faculty senate voted no confidence in President Scott Scarborough at its last meeting on Feb. 4, 2016. The no-confidence resolution cited reasons why the “University has been negatively impacted over the past year,” including declining enrollment, miscommunication of the ...

When Subway leaves, where’s the healthy food?

When Subway leaves, where’s the healthy food?

By Logan Lane, Copy Editor

September 21, 2015

The Student Union Subway will no longer be a dining option, Aramark district marketing Manager Eugene Walters confirmed in an interview on Friday, Sept. 18. The departure of the popular food chain is a result of the inability of Aramark and the local franchisee to make a deal. “The franchisee o...

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...