The Buchtelite

Founder, a director resign; EXL continues

Founder, a director resign; EXL continues

By Benjamin Holda, bjh115@zips.uakron.edu

September 21, 2016

Ian Schwarber, the resource director at UA’s year-old Experiential Learning Center (EXL), announced his resignation from that position on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Schwarber’s last day is on Oct. 21, but, as stated in a letter sent to interim President Matthew Wilson, he will “continue to assist or ...

$2 million to attract new students

$2 million to attract new students

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...

Fundraiser for Haitians; every ‘penne’ counts

Fundraiser for Haitians; every ‘penne’ counts

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

April 20, 2016

Enjoy spaghetti and support a good cause on Monday, April 25. The second annual Spaghetti Dinner, hosted by Zips for Haiti, is raising funds to bring Haitian students to The University of Akron. Money raised will benefit Haitian students in attending UA for a four-year term. The spaghetti dinner...

‘Project Calendar’ concept wins 24-hour hackathon

‘Project Calendar’ concept wins 24-hour hackathon

By Dylan Reynolds, News Writer

April 19, 2016

While thousands of UA students went through their typical Friday evening routine last weekend, 24 were brainstorming venture projects that could positively impact the city of Akron. These students were participating in the Failsafe 24-Hour Hackathon, which was put on by the EXL Center in Bierce Librar...

Ice cream for gender awareness

Ice cream for gender awareness

By Eric Trimble, Writer

April 18, 2016

Students and faculty who walked through the Student Union on April 15 were delighted with a nice surprise: free ice cream — well, kind of. The Zips Programming Network hosted the makeshift ice cream social to promote awareness about gender inequality and gender roles across the globe. As a part...

Art students prep for future

Art students prep for future

By Jennifer Ramolt, Arts & Life Writer

April 1, 2015

UA’s art department is introducing a new course called “The Boston Mills Experience.” This education crash course teaches students how to succeed in the artistic field. The course began with Associate Professor Sherry Simms, who oversaw a group of 12 students participating in the Boston Mills...

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...

MLK Jr. Activity Fair provides learning opportunities for students of all ages

January 24, 2013

Marcus Nicholson Monday marked the 27th observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and The University of Akron celebrated with an activities fair and concert in his honor. “We want a campus commitment to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s life,” Dr. Rosa Githiora, a coordinator for the event, ...