The Buchtelite

The university’s plan for Multicultural Center

By Emily Maher, ekm23@zips.uakron.edu

September 16, 2015

Edit: The positions held by Elisha Swanson and John Turner were eliminated during layoffs reported earlier this summer. Both will continue at The University of Akron until January 27, 2016. UA’s Multicultural Center will remain intact, according to Lee Gill, associate vice president for Inclusion a...

Brief history, big plans for Multicultural Center

By Kelly Unger, News Writer

April 22, 2015

Since it was established in 2012, UA’s Multicultural Center has progressed steadily, organizing some of the most popular events on campus.   The Center has put on multiple programs this year, such as Caribbean Day, Diversity Week and the Black Male Summit. A record 1,600 people attended the ...

Mentoring for any first-year students

Mentoring for any first-year students

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

February 11, 2015

There is a program at UA for both new students who need advice for college life and any experienced student who is willing to give that advice. The Office of Multicultural Development’s peer mentoring program has been around for more than 20 years, but recently has been growing and flourishing. “[Peer...

UA honored for diversity

UA honored for diversity

By Grant Morgan, Writer

September 24, 2014

For the third year in a row, The University of Akron has been honored with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award by INSIGHT into Diversity Magazine. The award results from UA’s inclusiveness of all races, backgrounds, genders and statuses. Only 83 out of over 4,000 U.S. institutes of...

Global Village Festival brings culture to Akron

Global Village Festival brings culture to Akron

By William Singer, News Editor

September 17, 2014

  The 3rd annual Global Village Festival of Greater Akron brought a multicultural celebration to Akron’s Lock 3 Park on Saturday, Sept. 13. Vendors from around the area sold ethnic cuisine, handmade goods and displayed their talents in live performances. The origins of the festival go...